How to make earrings from a strip of lace
|Black lace earrings|
It seems to be that every time I start a new blog post, the opening words are along the lines of . . . . . . . this is easy to make.
That’s because DIY fashion really is so dead easy. I’m always surprised there aren’t more people making their own things.
This week I made a pair of lace earrings. Gorgeous goth inspired black lace earrings. They hardly need instructions.
|Lace trim for earrings|
You need a piece of lace or trimming from which you can get two matching pieces, a pair of earring hooks and you may need a piece of chain.
You will need scissors to cut your lace earrings and a pair of pliers to bend the O-Rings. That’s it. And they take no more than a few minutes to make.
For my earrings I cut two rounds from a piece of lace trimming. Next I used a candle lighter to seal off the edges so they wouldn’t fray. Then I used an O-Ring to attach the lace earrings to earring hooks and that was it.
I would like to make another pair with thinner lace trimming and maybe two or three strands of it.
|Burning the edges so they don’t unravel|
My earrings are small. You could go for bigger ones and suspend them to your earring hook with thin chain as in – this blog – and this one. I would suggest that with bigger earrings you use a fabric starch to stiffen them first as they may bend or not hold their shape.
|What you need|
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Till next week, happy DIY-ing.