Last Sunday night, I received an SMS message from my sister along the lines of: "Do you have purple earrings? I broke the one you gave me before. Can you make me purple earrings? You can send it to me tomorrow, thanks Ate! :)" (Ate is a term used to refer to 'older sister' or any older female).
She was really assuming I have something ready *sigh*...
Good thing I had something simple lined up on my to-do list. I saw these earrings from Anthropologie:
|Swooping Loops Earrings, $48|
|Using tan cord and silver findings|
These are very easy to make, 15 minutes max and most of that time was spent waiting for the glue to dry.
You will need:
- 2 pieces of cord, each piece 6 inches long
- earring posts
- those silver cap things again to cap the end of the cord
Step 1: Using your 6-inch cord, make a bow. You won't really need all 6-inches. I just find it easier to tie the bow if my cord is a little long.
Step 2: Adjust your bow to the size you feel comfortable with and cut off the excess cord.
Step 3: Put a little glue inside the silver caps and insert one end of the bow. Do the same for the other side.
Step 4: Glue the bow to the earring posts. Make sure the bow is securely attached to the posts... remember, you will be pulling these earrings off and if the bow is not attached properly, it might come off when you take the earrings off.
If you are using clear glue, dab a little in the middle of your bow too to keep it from getting undone.
Step 5: Wait for the glue to dry completely.
And you have your earrings :)
|Using white cord, purple pearl drops, and silver findings|
The earring posts I used have a loop (you can see them peeking from under the bows on the one I made for me) so I was able to attach a thin chain. Then I added a pearl bead at the bottom of the chain. And then I asked my husband to drop it off at my mom's house for my sister on his way to work. Order (no payment required though of course, haha) delivered!
Total cost of materials? Pro-rated (i.e. computing the cost only of the portion/pieces of the items actually used) I am estimating, around P10... which translates to around $0.25.
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