Sunday, September 4, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Tutorial: Lace Trapeze Earrings!

So I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday with a friend and bought a TON of stuff! (Okay, maybe not a ton, but at least a couple of pounds! :o) I was working on a project, but didn't have everything I needed for it. That's right. I didn't have jump rings. I know, some of you are probably thinking, of all things, she didn't have jump rings! So I got a pack, and this morning I finished these cute earrings!
I found the originals at Anthropologie, and decided to try making them. It was really easy, and I'll tell you how to do it, but I kinda forgot to take pictures while I was doing it...

You'll need a small jewelry chain, lace, jump rings, glue, acrylic paint, and earring hooks (sorry, I don't really know what they're called!)

Cut a shape out of the lace, and make sure you do two!

Dilute desired color of acrylic paint, white as one color. I did pink, pinkish white, and cream.

Paint bottom of lace piece, and let dry. Try doing the solid color, blend with the second color, then finish off the top with the white/cream. It also might be helpful to apply enough paint so that it stiffens the fabric and doesn't curl when you wear them.

Cut two pieces of jewelry chain and connect both ends of the pieces with a jump ring, but slide one end through the earring hook before you connect the last jump ring (there should be a part on the bottom for this), if that makes any sense. The picture should help.

Poke holes on either side of the lace and put the jump rings through.

Close the jump rings and put a little bit of glue on them so that they won't break the lace and fall off.

Try 'em on! :o)

I took a bunch of pictures with these, and decided that I liked this one. A quail laid an egg underneath the playground in our backyard, and let's just say that it hasn't hatched yet. Made us pretty sad, but they've done that three or four times now, and all of the others hatched- we've seen them running all over the place! Haha hope you like your earrings! If you didn't understand part of my tutorial, please leave a comment!


  1. I love the earrings! Pretty neat competing with Anthropologie. You're the greatest

  2. Very pretty. Too bad I do not know what a "jump ring" is. I can jump and have a ring, so maybe that is enough.