They are always exciting to me...even more so when randomly assorted. Who needs matching beads, anyway? I made some happily mixed-up earrings to prove my point.
The original inspiration for the earrings came from this necklace - I made it years ago and have always loved the dynamics of all the different colors and sizes.
THE DIY - how to make my mixed up chevron earrings.
In addition to a handful of chevron beads, you will need:
Step 1: put a bead on each headpin. Snip the headpins short and turn loops to create dangles.
Step 2: use the eye pins to make two longer dangles, with alternating beads and bead caps.
Step 3: add the short dangles to the long ones.
Step 4: add an earring finding to each of the top loops.
Although sometimes chevron beads can be spendy, you only need a few for the earrings. The real fun is in choosing your combination...balancing colors, balancing designs...ooh, it's pure creativity.
That's it, dearies. I hope some of you get the urge to mix things up!