With babies, long earrings aren't really an option. However, it's nice to have a pretty pair to wear every once in awhile. Back in high school I used to make earrings and I recently picked it back up again. Making a simple statement pair is really easy, and it's awesome because you get to pick your own colors and beads!
So here is what you'll do/need...
Needle nose pliers. Find the ones that can cut wire/pins. You can find separate wire trimmers but it's easier to have both functions in one.
Fish hook earrings. You can usually find these in a packs with several pairs.
Add the beads to your first pin and then use the pliers to bend it. Don't start the bend right at the bead. Start the bend a tad bit higher than that.
Then you'll cut about 3/4 of the wire off. After that make a loop with what's left.
When buying beads you can usually find extra pieces to change things up a bit.
Couldn't resist trying out my new earrings. Plus, I'm trying some of the tips and suggestions from my new obsession, the Beautiful Mess photo idea book.
Haha, no earrings in this shot but I really liked the angle and the lighting. Headband is from Murabelle.
Have fun making your own earrings!