I remember when BIG chandelier earrings were so popular. I had a lot. I made a lot! Then one day I heard they were "out" and my big-earring loving ego was crushed. I rebelled for a little while, but gradually I've grown out of the HUGE chandelier earring phase. That doesn't mean I stay away from all chandelier earrings though! These earrings are the perfect size - big enough to stand out, but small enough to be classy.
One other plus? They are super easy to DIY! Here's how to make your own pair.
Chandelier Earring Bases from Wholeport, head pins, earring hooks, beads, needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters.
String 10 beads onto head pins
Using needle nose pliers, bend the head pins 90 degrees directly above the bead
Snip the excess wire using wire cutters, leaving a tail of about 1/2 an inch long
Grab the tail by the end of the wire with round nose pliers and bend it into a loop
Attach the beaded loops onto the chandelier base
Squeeze the loops closed with needle nose pliers
Attach the earring hooks to the top using pliers as well
That's all there is to it!
After you get the hang of making these beaded loops, earrings like this come together super fast and easy. The best part is most of the design work is done for you by the earring base! All you have to do is pick out some pretty beads to attach on - so easy.
And I can still wear them without being too out of style. I mean, who just decides big chandelier earrings can be out??? I guess the same people who decided that shoulder pads, fanny packs and scunchies were a thing of the past....so adjust I must...but these earrings make it so much easier to adjust with!
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