I found a pair of earrings I really liked from Amazon, so I decided to try to make them on my own, since I already had a ton of embroidery thread laying around. They are actually very simple to create.
The original earrings from Amazon:
How I Made My Earrings:
- embroidery thread (one neutral color & 3 colors for each arc of the rainbow)
- jump rings
- earring hooks
- embroidery needle
Start with the INNER ARC:
Using your neutral colored tassel embroidery thread, wrap it around your hand or a piece of cardboard. The inner arc strings should measure 10.5cm in length. Wrap around your hand/cardboard 20 times (so you have a total of 40 strings).
Tie a knot in the center of your thread bundle.
Measure 1.9cm away from the center and begin wrapping the thread. As you wrap, shape the thread so it becomes an arc shape. Wrap the thread until you have wrapped about 3.8cm of the thread. Tie off the thread at the end. Leave a long string at the end.
Prepare your neutral/tassel thread by wrapping it around your hand/cardboard. This thread will measure about 14cm. Wrap the thread 20 times (so you have a total of 40 strings).
Starting with the extra string from the previous row, tie a knot at the beginning of the second row.
Sew and wrap the next color around each previous row until you get to the end. Knot it off and tie to secure. Leave an extra piece of longer thread at the end to secure it to the next row.
Prepare your neutral/tassel thread by wrapping it around your hand/cardboard. This thread will measure about 16cm. Wrap the thread 8 times (so you have a total of 16 strings).
Repeat the same process as the middle arc. When you get to the middle, loop on a jump ring and secure it by wrapping around a few times. Attach the earring hook to the jump ring.
TRIMMING THE TASSELS:
Cut the loops off of the tassels. Brush the tassels so they are even and neat. Trim the tassels so they are the same length.
TA DA!! The finished earrings. I am so happy with how they turned out!