After shelling out a good chunk of your budget for back to school, who has the money left to update their fall wardrobe? I certainly don’t but that doesn’t mean my wardrobe can’t change up a little. Pieces like these DIY turquoise bird earrings are the perfect budget-friendly way to do so.
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Who doesn’t love a great piece of jewelry? Don’t get intimidated by the process either. You can create your own amazing pieces easily. These earrings are super simple to make and a gorgeous accessory!
They are also a great way to bring some teal accents to your outfits. Try pairing them with a light scarf and this matching bracelet to change up your favorite outfit.
- Set of Fishhook Earring Findings
- Brown Cording (I got the cording pictured at Michaels)
- 2 Turquoise Bird Beads (These also came from Michaels)
- Clear Spacer Beads (I used the ones that came with the bird beads)
- 2 Brown Rectangle Glass Beads (Mine came from a mixed set like this)
First, cut a length of cording about 4 inches long. Tie a knot in the end as pictured above.
- This does create an excess of string at the end so if you trust your knot and threading skills to be precise, you can go with a shorter length.
Thread on your turquoise bird bead first. Pull the bead down all the way to your knot.
Next thread on your clear spacer bead down until it is taut next to the turquoise bird bead.
Follow the spacer bead with your brown glass bead on the cording. Again, pull the beads all the way down so that all of the beads are taut together.
Attach your fishhook by first threading your string through the eye at the end. (See the picture above.)
Pull the fishhook loop down to the beads. Next, loop the thread through the eye 2 more times. Then pull the loose end through the loops created and pull tight.
- Keep the fishhook eye as close to your beads with as you can. If you don’t then your beads hang loose from the hooks. This not only doesn’t look as nice as when the beads are taut it also makes them less durable.
Trim the excess string from the bottom of the earring and your knot at the top.
Lastly, repeat steps 1-7 to create your second earring and complete the set.
These are so pretty and easy to make. The brown string adds a little rustic touch to them than the clear string traditionally used for projects like this would not. You can also make these a little more quirky and colorful by switching out the brown glass beads for bigger, bright yellow or orange ones!
Once you master this basic technique you can create your own designs for updating your wardrobe or as gifts for family and friends. Don’t forget to check out the tutorial for this matching bracelet before you go to complete your budget-friendly new jewelry set!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.