July 31, 2013

DIY Trapeze Earrings

Like I mentioned Monday, I found the right materials to recreate the Gemma Redux earrings (let's call them trapeze for lack of a better name!) for a fraction of the price. Assuming you have the basic supplies (eye pins, ear wires, and jump rings) on hand, the more special pieces like the links and beads will set you back only $7 compared to the $150+ price tag of the real version. Details after the jump!

Tools and materials:
2 ear wires
2 jump rings
4 gold bar links
Stone fan pendant/stick beads (I used lapis jasper but there are so many beautiful varieties to choose from!)
2 eye pins (head pins pictured here because I made my own eye pins but am sparing you of that!)
Jewelry pliers

Slide three of the smaller beads onto the eye pin. To make a loop at the other end of the pin, fold the wire at a 90 degree angle with the chain nose pliers, then clip the wire so there is about 1 cm of wire left. Using the needle nose pliers, curl the wire onto itself forming a loop.

Open the wire loop to add a link, then close the wire with pliers. Repeat for the second link. Connect the links with a jump ring. Add an ear wire, then close the jump ring. Follow the same steps to make the second earring.


  1. Wow, these are beautiful! I love the gold-blue-combination :)

  2. these look amazing, great idea! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  3. Love these definitely!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! They look awesome and so much more affordable than the inspiration pair!

  5. Seriously couldn't be easier! Thank you as always for linking to the supplies; I never would be able to find the harder to find pieces you have such a knack for finding! These are so gorgeous, and I can't wait to make some! xo Lia

  6. Anonymous5:51 PM

    i'm glad you made the lapis pair, they were my favorite color combo from yesterday's post. They came out really pretty and saving money is the the best feeling ever!

  7. Wow! These look great! You're jewelry DIYs are truly the best! And I'm secretly glad you went with the lapis. :)

    I'm wondering where you found the stones?

  8. these are awesome! I love those colors together and the stones.

  9. Gorgeous! I've been doing diy on my accessories sometimes, specially on special occasions. I also bought stones and beads on ebay.


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