Oh My, A DIY - Fringed Earrings

So lately I'm noticing a LOT of fringing. Obviously because it's summer and everything is snipped into strips. But I've come across (let's call it a mini trend) fringed earrings. They look really cool (I use the word cool a lot) and are perfect for the festival season and can transform a regular look to a hip hoppity hippie or a glam gypsy.
So let's get fringey!
You will need:
Some fringing (obvs) - I got mine in a cute lil store in Powerscourt Dublin called A. Rubanesque - It has the most AMAZING fringing, ribbons, lace etc..it was like a material dreamworld.
Bead caps/toppers
The little essentials you need to make earrings - I don't know ANY of the proper names but you'll see them in the pic - I bought all of this stuff in Beads and Bling on Wellington Quay D2.
Jewelry pliers  - I didn't have a pair so I attempted to use the ones we had in the tool box..they didn't work.
Fabric glue


Roll up the fringing until it fits into the cap




Add some glue to the inside of the fringe so that it sits like this without unraveling



Add some glue to the top - only a little!




Place the bead cap on top and let it sit for a few minutes until the glue dries





Push the wire up the middle of the fringe through the top of the cap keeping the loop at the bottom





Slide the wire through the loops of the hooks and bend at the desired length



Bend the remainder of the wire and wrap around the original piece. I could have done this A LOT tidier if I had proper pliers and loops but I was too eager to do this D.I.Y and really who's going to be looking THAT close at my earrings!?



 I gave them a lil snip 'cause they were quite long too.




There you go!
Pretty easy if you put your mind to it!
Orla Byrne
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21 year old makeup addict and college times style editor from south county dublin. Aspires to one day own a small dog and a big handbag. "The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it."- Diana Vreeland
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