Tutorial: How to Make a Pair of Earrings with French Earwires

How to make a pair of earrings?

Earrings / September 11, 2017

If you’ve been anywhere on the interweb in the last month, it’s likely that you’ve heard that our line of Brit + Co DIY Kits has popped up at Target stores and on Target.com. YAY! From the Metal Stamp a Necklace Kit to the Gold Foil Tote Kit, these babies have been *flying* off the shelves. Rest assured, while you may have already bought all the kits and made all the DIYs, we’re sure that you’ve got some leftover materials to make more. With this tutorial, we’re going to dive into a kit-eration of the Weave a Necklace Kit — turning some of that leftover yarn into a pair of colorful earrings, assuming you’ve already been rocking your necklace :)

In the Weave a Necklace Kit, you’ll get ALL the supplies you need to make your custom four-color yarn necklace. The best part of the kit is that you now own the tools to continuously churn out more. And we’re huge advocates of not wasting leftover materials, so make sure to scroll on and see exactly how we hacked these tools and materials for more vibrant accessories!

If you haven’t purchased a kit yet, get your buns to Target! These beauties won’t be in store for very long.

Kit Materials:

  • mini weaving loom
  • 4 colors of acrylic yarn
  • gold seed beads
  • gold bar necklace
  • yarn needle
  • string

Additional Materials:

  • 2 earring hooks
  • 2 jump rings
  • 2 gold plated crimp ends
  • pliers
  • tape
  • tacky glue
  • scissors

First things first, head to your local craft or fabric supply store to find the additional supplies. When you’re done shopping, your materials haul should look similar to the picture right above.

Now to make your mini tapestries! Start off by following the instructions that come in the kit to begin weaving as you normally would.

This is where things deviate from the written directions. To hold your weaving together, the instructions state to tie the white strings together in pairs. We are still going to do that, but instead of leaving the strands alone on top, we’re going to snip off any excess string from the knots, so that the tapestry is neatly shaved for the next steps.

Use the pliers to open up the jump rings. Slip the gold plated crimp end into the jump ring, then add the earring hook. Use the pliers to close up the loop.

Line the top of the weaving with glue, and insert it into the gold plated crimp end. Use the pliers to close the crimp end and secure placement. Repeat steps to create the other earring.

Ta-da — a pair of vibrant, fun earrings for spring!

Wear them with some brightly colored knits, and you’re ready to walk out the the door! Happy making!

Will you be picking up any Brit + Co Kits during your next Target run? Let us know on Twitter at @britandco AND share your fave items using the hashtag #BritxTarget across your social media channels!

Source: www.brit.co