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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.

anthropology earrings

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.

picadilly anthropologie earrings

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
  • Scissors
  • 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.

Flower patterns

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.

Flower patterns
Flowers and 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.

Make the Loop

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 beads

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.

Hot glue the back

Wear them with pride…after all your made them for a fraction of the fancy store price tag.

Flower Fabric Earrings

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  1. Becki,

    Those are really pretty. How clever you are to figure out how to make them.

  2. Awww. So pretty. Where were you when I bought the Anthropology version?! I am going to have to start channeling you before I purchase anything jewelry or home decor 🙂

  3. Very cute, and I just happen to have some dark brown canvas waiting to be used.

  4. Those are very cute! You could try bonding the fabric to some heat n bond (or similar product)before you cut it out to prevent fraying and make cutting easier.

  5. Your bead colors are more interesting than the originals. My Design Guide.com

  6. Cute! I'm gonna make some of those soon! I love trying to imitate that store — it is the dreamiest!


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  8. Those are really pretty. I actually don't have pierced ears and finding clips was such a chore I learned to make my own so these are perfect.

  9. Oooh pretty! I love the canvas. Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

  10. Love it! I could totally make that (with my limited knowledge and clear nail polish). Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh what a great DIY project. You are one clever and crafty girl.

    I just finished a project that took 23 years to complete.
    Come take a peek.

  12. I think they turned out great! I'm a sucker for Anthropologie…I should look for one near me.

  13. those turned out great.

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    DIY fashion @ AvidAccents.blogspot

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