Fringe earrings are everywhere right now! They’re great because they create a cute boho-chic vibe that goes well with both dressy and casual styles. They’re also super easy and inexpensive to make! You can customize them to match any taste so they’re the perfect gift for someone who seems to have everything. Each pair costs less than $6.00 to make and you have a bunch of supplies left over for more! Ready to make your own?
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- Embroidery Floss (as many colors as you’d like)
- Earring fish hooks – I got these for a great price on Amazon:
- Earring hoops
- 3mm crimp beads (not tubes)
- Needle nose pliers
- Small cup of water
- Start by cutting 4-inch pieces of embroidery floss. I used 36 pieces but your number may vary depending on the size of your hoop and the desired amount of fringe.
- Using a little water, wet the ends of 2 pieces of embroidery floss and twist the two ends together to a point. String them through a crimp bead.
- Loop one end of the string through the earring hoop and back down through the crimp bead. This is the toughest part but once you get the hang of it, it gets easier. It helps to use your finger to hold the floss down tight in the crimp bead and make as much room as possible for the second pass of floss. You may need to re-wet and twist the floss pieces to get them thin enough to go through.
- Once you’ve made your second pass down through the crimp bead, hold the ends and push the bead up against the hoop. Try to get the hanging pieces of floss as even in length as possible. You’re going to trim them to the desired length at the end so they don’t have to be perfect.
- With your crimp bead centered and tight up against the hoop, use your pliers to squeeze and flatten the bead in place. You’ve created your first fringe!
- Repeat steps 2 – 5, working the entire way along the bottom of the hoop until you’ve reached your desired look. I did 4 loops on each side of my center loop for a total of 9 across.
- When you’re finished adding fringe to your earring hoop, grab one fish hook and use your pliers to gently open the little loop at the bottom of it.
- Link your fringed hoop onto the fish hook loop and use your pliers to close it back up securely. Now you can repeat these steps for the second earring.
- Once both earrings are fringed and attached to your fish hooks, you can trim the threads to your desired length. I recommend trimming a small amount at a time – you can always trim more but you can’t add it back!
Optional: You can spray a light layer of hairspray on the fringe and groom them down. They shouldn’t be stiff but a light coating of hairspray will add some flexible control.
All done! You’ve just created a beautiful set of boho fringe earrings! Make sure to share/pin this post so others can enjoy! Also, get new ideas and tutorials sent straight to your inbox by signing up for the Inspired DIY Living newsletter! See you next time!
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