DIY Mexican-inspired Chandelier Earrings

The Mexican trend seems to be spreading in Hong Kong – eateries have popped up ranging from the humble (Mr Taco Truck) to the fashionable (Brickhouse); Mexico it would seem is overtaking our quaint little metropolis. It has also leaked into my fashion inspiration lately and these earrings are the result – big, bright, summery, eye-catching, light-weight, colourful…I could continue to hyperbolise but why don’t I just let you check this tutorial out and discover their awesomeness for yourselves!

What you need:

  • Thin jewellery wire (I used 0.3mm thickness – cut two pieces of 6 inches but this can change if you prefer small loop earrings)
  • 56 small blue beads
  • 8 medium orange beads
  • 10 small metal jump rings
  • 2 earrings hooks
  • 2 feather charms
  • 2 small coin charms
  • 2 small tusk charms
  • 2 skull charms
  • 2 small looped head pins
  • Pliers

How to:

  1. Using the pliers, twist a small loop in the end of one of the pieces of jewellery wire.
  2. Thread 14 blue beads onto the wire, followed by 4 orange beads and then finished with another 14 blue beads.
  3. Twist another small loop at the other end of the wire after threading all the beads.
  4. Hook and secure the three different charms onto the jewellery wire, between each orange bead, using the metal jump rings.
  5. Hook the two earring wire loops together with a jump ring so that the beads form a large loop.
  6. Thread a skull charm onto one of the looped head pins, attach an earring hook onto the top of the head pin and twist over to secure with another loop.
  7. Attach the skull-charm earring hook onto the main earring with another jump ring.
  8. Repeat for the other earring.

This DIY does have a lot of components but I still found it pretty easy and stress-free. There’s so much potential for versatility so go ahead and use your favourite colour combination for the beads and your favourite charms – you can simply use this tutorial for its instructions: you’re not obligated to use my exact charms or beads (that is, unless you want to!)

Happy DIYing!

xoxo  V.

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