June 22, 2012

I love making my own jewelry but sometimes it’s quite a bit of work! This project however is extremely easy and perfect for any level of DIY-er! These earrings would be a wonderful gift for your bridal party… or fantastic to wear to any special wedding event that is on your horizon!

diy chain earrings

Supplies: piece of felt or other material to work on, ruler, round lipstick (or other cylindrical type object), mini pliers, mini wire cutter, silver (or gold!) ear wire with the type loop end, and the link chain of your choice. Using my length guide you will only need one package of chain like below, however the ear wire package you can get 5 pairs of earrings from!

diy chain earrings

Start by creating a round ear wire. Hold the loop end against the lipstick with one hand, with the pliers in the other – guide the wire around the lipstick to form a circle. Press the wire against the lipstick with your thumb for a firm circle. I like to work over a piece of felt because my beads, wire and chain won’t roll off the table…

diy chain earrings

Now cut all your lengths of chain…

diy chain earrings

Here is the chain length guide, but you can make yours any length you choose!

diy chain earrings

For each earring there are 11 pieces of cut chain, again – you can do as many as you like!

diy chain earrings

Start adding the chain pieces onto your circle ear wire, one by one…

diy chain earrings

Until it creates the beautiful waterfall of chain!!!

diy chain earrings

The last step is to bend the end of the ear wire backwards so that your earring circle stays closed and you won’t loose any chain pieces.

diy chain earrings

If the ear wire circle gets a funky shape, gently bend and pull it back into a circle.

diy chain earrings

That’s it! This is such a quick and easy project… and would make a wonderful gift!

diy chain earrings

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photography: Studio 11 // DIY: Jen | Something Turquoise // small wire cuter and pliers: Craftsman from Sears (any bead store or craft store will have these type of tools!) // Earwire and chain by Cousin available at: Michaels // piece of felt: JoAnn’s Fabrics // lipstick: Mary Kay // nail polish: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips in Crowed Surfer


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Regina Partain
January 5, 2014

Hi Jenn. These are very cute and look very easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Would you mind if I shared it on my blog, At the Lake, as my readers are always looking for simple, easy to make items. I would be making my own set of them and referring back to your site. Thanks for sharing.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    January 7, 2014

    Hi Regina! Sure, please do - thanks!!