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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Fringed Earrings

I have a little girl in my life whose birthday is just a couple of days before Christmas. That means that, even at this late stage in the year, I am still having to think of gifts for birthdays, rather than simply concentrating on Christmas. Whatever you intend these earrings for, be it yourself, or someone else, I am sure you are going to love the movement of the fringe on these easy-to-make earrings. I show you how in a few short steps.

You will need a length of fringe. How long the fringes will be depend on your own taste. As I am making these for a little girl, I kept it rather short.

Cut about 10-15 cm of fringe off and roll it tightly up into a a ball.

Use a needle and thread to secure the fringe in its rolled-up shape.

I also twisted the yarn around the bottom of the fringe 'head'. This is an optional step and one I don't always do. It largely depends on how you want the ends result to look. You will have more movement in the fringe if you do not twist the yarn around it. Do not remove your needle and thread, but simply leave it aside for the moment while we work on the beading.

String a couple of beads onto a hook pin.

Slide an ear wire into the hook pin.

Use your round nosed pliers to bend the end of the hook pin over, securing the ear wire to the hook pin.

You simply twist the wire around the round-nosed pliers to achieve this.

Now stick the looped end of the hook pin into the center of the fringe 'head'. Use your needle and thread to sew the fringe onto the earring, through the loop of the hook pin.

You will now have two festive earrings with lots of fun movement, just in time for the seasonal parties and get-together's.

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy the books here:
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