Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Funday: DIY Betsey Johnson Mismatch Earrings

It's that time of the week again!
I hope you are excited for another DIY project, because I have a good one for you today.

Also, I would like to apologize in advance for the terrible quality of my photos.  
The old camera I have and lack of lighting in my apartment do not mix together well for nice photos.

Anyway, I was at the mall earlier, strolling through Macy's, when I came across a Betsey Johnson jewelry display.  I had to stop and look because I absolutely adore how funky, yet beautiful, her stuff is.
This is the pair that caught my eye.
I love that they are mismatched, but are still clearly a pair that belong together.
With this inspiration fresh in my mind, I took off to Michael's for supplies.
I found the jewelry making section there to be lacking though.  I couldn't find any charms I really loved.  Plus, the ones that I did find would have cost me way too much money, even with my employee discount.
Then, I remembered that Walmart has a small jewelry making section too.  I was surprised to find a ton of charms and sparkly things I liked there.  I ended up purchasing two sets of charms, seen below, and a diamond chain.  The strand of pearls on the right is from Michael's.  
(Sorry I forgot the pic of the chain!)
I even used bits and pieces of old earrings that I had, but no longer wore.
The black piece at the top has the earring back, so I started with that and then worked my way down.
Now, I am not a jewelry making expert by any means, so I'm sorry if you don't really understand how I put my earrings together.  I will do my best to explain.
All of my charms, beads, and chains are attached to each other using jump rings.
They are just little metal circles that are pulled apart and closed back up to link your designs together.

So basically all I did to make these earrings was link my jewelry pieces together using the jump rings, and a small pair of jewelry pliers too.
In the end, this is what my Betsey Johnson inspired earrings came to look like:
I love the idea to make earrings like these because anything goes.
You can use any charms, chains, and beads.  As well as colors and shapes too.
You can easily make these to match your own personal style.

Before I leave you today, I just thought I'd let you know that Sunday Funday with me comes early next week.  I will be out of town and computer-less next weekend, so I'll be posting my next DIY project sometime before then.  And if you are a fan of glitter and sparkle, you are going to LOVE the next project.  

So make sure you check back later in the week for some more DIY fun.
And as always, if you try any of these projects at home, don't forget to show us what you come up with!

XO Christina
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  1. I love this idea so much, and I love what you made! What will you wear these with??

    1. I'm thinking a little black dress, or just skinnies and a solid top.

  2. Can't wait for the next DIY project, this one is awesome!