One of my favorite trends in jewelry this season is asymmetrical earrings. Of course, you don’t have to follow this DIY to get a pair, just mix and match some of your favorite earrings.
This week has been a bit of an emotional roller coster for me and I’m starting to feel a bit like I have two selves. The self that believes God is love, meditates and all that good stuff, and the self that is undergoing an existential crisis (long story). I want to live in the light and be positive all the time but I also have a part of myself that really struggles with depression. Sometimes, I feel like I would do better to accept that side of myself and own it instead of trying to deny it. So here’s to owning it. If you could distill my current brain into a pair of earrings, this would be it. And, they took under 30 minutes to make. And that’s what you came for right, a DIY and not therapy session, so, let’s get our dual personalities on…
To make these you will need:
- flat nose pliers
- round nose pliers
- 2 head pins (mine are wonky looking because I made my own)
- 2 mismatched beads (try picking some that represent different sides of your personality.)
- 4 small round beads
- 2 lever-back earring findings
First, put your beads on to the head pins.
Next, use your round nose pliers to create a loop. For more direction on how to do this, check out my post on creating your own eye pins here.
Then, slip the lever-back earring on to it and wrap the remaining wire around the post.
Lastly, use wire cutters, to trim the end.
And your done!
Sometimes I think symmetry and balance are overrated anyways. Don’t you? Tell me about your personality disorders (or lack of) in the comments.