{DIY} Friendship Earrings

DIY Friendship Earrings
As promised yesterday, here is a tutorial to make some friendship earrings inspired by frieda&nellie, they are super simple to make and won’t take you long at all. I think they are actually faster to make than a full bracelet so make some extra pairs for your girls.
DIY Friendship Earrings Supplies: Needle & Thread, Embroidery Floss, Scissors, DMC Thread Cards, Beads, Glue (optional)
To make them you will need:

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If you have the floss cards, divide each color of embroidery floss evenly between two cards so that you have 8 strands of embroidery floss on 8 different cards. The cards are super cheap at any craft store and they keep your threads from getting tangled so I definitely recommend them. Next, set them up to do the chevron weave like the picture above. I’m going to send you over to Honestly… WTF, because they have a great tutorial for Chevron Friendship bracelets. To make these earrings I used the Chevron pattern for 6 rows.

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After completely six rows, in the regular chevron fashion, work each side independently of each other for 5 rows. It’s basically the same as the chevron pattern without knotting the two strands in the middle.
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To make it less confusing, I recommend knotting all five rows on one side before moving on to the next side.
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Once you finish all of your rows, knot the ends on each side. Trim the ends off and make a matching piece for your other ear. When you’ve got two, use the needle and thread to sew your bead in between the two sides.
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Next turn your earring over. You can either glue a post the back of your top knot, or if you are using a lever back earring, sew it on to the back of the knot. Voila! Don’t forget to make a matching pair for your bestie!

DIY-Friendship-Earrings-Inspired-by-frieda&nellieNow tell me, does your spell check think you mean not when you type knot? Because mine is sure hassling me about it. Happy crafting friends!

12 Responses to {DIY} Friendship Earrings

  1. This pair is pretty. Sad I don’t wear earrings, but maybe I could alter it into a bracelet (in fact, I wore several friendship bracelets on my wrist). The embedded beads are a great add-on and thanks for showing the how-to (never thought of using push pin on a corkboard to hold it), so smart!

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  2. Love these. I am going to try earrings and bracelet. Will keep this site for future questions cause I will have them I am sure.