Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fabulous Extra Long Filigree Earrings

Hi!  Okay, this'll be a quickie.  Lately I have been wearing these earrings, and have been taken aback by the number of compliments they're getting.




They are so simple, but they sure seem to get people excited!  I thought I'd show you the DIY, in case you want to make your own.  Five minutes to make - and really REALLY easy.  Ready?  Here goes.

Start with two of these long skinny filigree components:


http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h209367fx

You can find them at most bead shops or craft stores.  They are typically used as toe rings, ring findings or pendant wraps.



On one end of each filigree, use hefty wire cutters to snip off the teeny tiny tip.




Attach each cut end to an earring finding, like so:



That's done it!



I wear mine on ear cuffs, as in the photo at the top of the post.  So I added a couple of extra jump rings to make them hang straight:




For the Two Minute Ear Cuff tutorial (one of my most popular posts evah!) CLICK HERE

Hope you enjoy...later, alligators!

6 comments:

  1. I enjoyed! Clever idea to just snip off the ends, I'd be trying to punch an extra hole and messing up the whole pretty thing.

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  2. Lovely..I was drawn to the post by your comment on Twitter. I had to see what had taken you aback!

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  3. HOW PRETTY THESE ARE...if there is any other way to write it more bigger, I will definitely be doing that but.....I hope you can imagine how much I like this.. very pretty and perfect my dear!!

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  4. Ooooohhhhhh Ahhhhhhhh! So pretty. Oh no will I now have to go shopping? You know how I hate that.

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  5. I'm curious to see how you wear the cuff. Could i see a picture of someone wearing it?

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    1. Hi, Sweatpea! If you check out the ear cuff tutorial you can see how they look on. There's a link in the post, or here it is again: http://www.michlinla.com/2013/02/the-easiest-ear-cuffs.html

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