Making your own jewelry and repurposing materials can be a creative and cost-effective way to express your personal style. Whether it’s upcycling old fabric into something new or taking inexpensive materials and turning them into unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, DIY jewelry making is a hobby that combines creativity and practicality.
So, when I saw those expensive earrings on that fancy website (I love perusing Anthro’s jewelry) I had an “aha” moment and decided to take matters into your own hands.
I saw these Snipped and Saved Posts and knew I could create the look for a lot less.
Plus I already have done it before with these Anthro Knock-Offs Piccadilly Earrings below.
Supplies For the Beaded Flower Earrings
With some imagination, a few basic supplies, and a little bit of know-how, I knew you could make my own version for a fraction of the cost.
I love funky jeweled items that become conversation pieces when I am wearing them.
- Canvas fabric
- Head pins
- Small crystals, pearls or other small beads
- Round nose jeweler’s pliers
- Flush cutter
- Chain pliers
- Glue on posts
- Hot glue gun
- Fray check
- Flower pattern
Step-By-Step Instructions To Make The Earrings
Step 1 – Cut Out
Using this pattern cut out two of each flower using the canvas material.
The flowers are tiny so this is the most annoying part…make sure your scissors are sharp and small.
Step 2 – Avoid Fraying
After they are cut out apply fray check to the edges to avoid fraying.
I applied clear nail polish to mine because I am too cheap to purchase fray check didn’t have any fray check on hand.
Step 3 – Thread
Using a head pin thread four of the flowers starting from biggest to smallest through the head pin.
Step 4 – Make The Loop
With the rest of the wire from the head pin make a large loop using your round nose pliers wrapping the excess wire around the end of the loop and cutting it with the flush cutter.
Step 5 – Beads
Next grab some small beads and some headpins and make a basic loop at the top.
For a video tutorial on that check out the free class at Beaducation.
Step 6 – Add the Beads Together
Now open up each loop and thread them through the large loop on your flower and then close the loop with the pliers.
Start with the largest bead and then add your smaller beads on.
Add all the beads (I used 8) to the middle loop.
Step 7 – Hot Glue
Next flip the flower over and hot glue the post to the back.
Wear them with pride…after all your made them for a fraction of the fancy store price tag.