Sometimes you just see something that you fall completely in love with - if it was in another color. That was the case when I saw these Gemma Redux 'White Pearl Waterfall Earrings' at RenttheRunway.com. I didn't like the whole girly-elegant vibe and wanted a younger, punk-rockish version that would go well with a lot of things, in my opinion. I decided I'd DIY it - in black. How, you ask? Well, I guess you should read on!
What do you need:
Different sized jewelry chain links
Jewelry pliers, cutters
Steel wire - I used 24 gauge
Cut your steel wire and make a loop as illustrated above.
Now, cut your chains to different lengths - for mine, the longest was about 4.5". I used three kinds of chain.
Thread your chains as shown. Then thread your pearl.
Next, thread the ends of your chains to the steel wire again as shown in the image above.
Finally, turn it upside down (for easier access) and secure everything by looping the end of the steel wire and cutting the excess.
Attach your earring hooks and you're done! :)
I think it's a pretty versatile piece and really punk-y too. I love it! The tangled-ness of the chain actually adds to the beauty of it. But you can untangle it if you're OC about it - I almost did. @_@
I don't like showing my face but I have no model for this, lol. Well, what do you guys think? Shoot me some comments and love down in the comments box and as always, enjoy!