I love these deliberately messy earrings I found while online window shopping. The tops of them are like little 14K gold chain donuts. Yum yum. They seemed easy enough to recreate when you're often messy-- deliberately or not-- but it turned out that they were a bit more challenging to tangle than expected. Even so, I'm happy with the result. I lucked out with finding chain that was already a two-toned in silver and gold (so I can match with every metal!) by using a cheapo 10 dollar necklace and earring set I picked up at a junky jewelry store.
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How-to after the jump!
Chain (I took apart a necklace)
Random assortment of jump rings
Post earring backs
Coffee (Notice the Adirondack Mountains mug? We're always going back upstate. I <3 ADK)
I began by deconstructing the necklace, which ended up being 5 or so sections of six pieces of chain.
Taking one of these sections, I began twisting and tangling to create a main knot that with loops of chain hanging from it.
To create the hanging loops and hold the knot in place, I attached chains together with jump rings.
Next step was to attach an earring back using glue. While the glue was wet, I began to doubt how well it would hold, so I temporarily abandoned it to dry.
When I came back to the earring, it was surprisingly strong, so I repeated the steps to make the second earring.
PS- If you make anything inspired by projects I've posted here, I'd love to see them!! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org