DIY: Easy To-Do Colorful Yarn Earrings
The other day I got the idea to make some earrings with pieces of yarn that I had left over from other projects, what inspired me at first was not the material but the color (lime green), I love it!
Besides I like the idea of doing something different I was recycling material at the same time which is undoubtedly one of my favorite things to do, you save money and time (without going out to buy) and you also help the environment. I love them!
- Two types of yarn, I recommend using two types of weights and two colors.
- Jewelry Tweezers
- Thin wire
- Earring Hooks
- Earring Rings
- Beads (I prefer the natural elements so I used wood beads)
1. First cut the wire about 9 inches (Remember that I love big earrings, so if you want to make them smaller just reduce the amount of inches of wire, yarn and everything else. The idea is the same in the end).
2. Cut one of the pieces of yarn (The color that you want to make the first circle with, the large one). I used 60 inches of the thicker lime green yarn.
3. Tie the yarn to the edges of the wire, leaving about one inch at each end to close the form when you’re done. Begin to loop, just go around and around with the yarn.
4. Keep looping and pulling to tighten the yarn. At first the 60 inches seems like a lot of yarn for an earring, but the idea is that you adjust the yarn to prevent empty spaces in the end.
5. Close the form of the earring and shape the wire to make it as you like, I did an oval but you can make a more circular shape. Do not forget to tie the wire to prevent unraveling.
6. Now repeat the above steps for the inner circle.
Cut another piece of wire about 6.5 inches long and a piece of the thinner yarn about 25 inches.
Close the inner circle when it is about 4 inches long.
7. Join the two circles, turning the wire and tie.
TIP. I recommend to cut a new piece of wire to give a finished look to the earrings, that’s where you will place the ring and hook earrings. If you use this extra piece of wire you can hide all the little threads. I used about 8 inches of wire and looped it like I did with the yarn.
Once you have used half of the length of wire put on the earring ring and continue looping.
8. Now, you can put on the hook for earrings.
9. The last step gives life to the project and I love it. Measure some wire that goes from end to end and cut it.
Put the beads in the order you want and close the wire.
I used beads of different colors on each earring, in the end the whole point is to have fun during the process and use what you already have at home. Do not go out to buy more stuff, try to improvise and be original!