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
- Using the pliers, twist a small loop in the end of one of the pieces of jewellery wire.
- Thread 14 blue beads onto the wire, followed by 4 orange beads and then finished with another 14 blue beads.
- Twist another small loop at the other end of the wire after threading all the beads.
- Hook and secure the three different charms onto the jewellery wire, between each orange bead, using the metal jump rings.
- Hook the two earring wire loops together with a jump ring so that the beads form a large loop.
- 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.
- Attach the skull-charm earring hook onto the main earring with another jump ring.
- 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!)