Monday, October 31, 2011

DIY: $260.00 Arielle De Pinto Chain Earrings for $6.00

Today's post is from Jess James from Inked & Sewn.  A lovely fashion blog with style advice, fashion finds, and amazing DIY projects.  I invited Jess to do a jewelry DIY project for us here and she did not disappoint.  I'll be making these stunners very soon.

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A piece I have been DYING to recreate is these looped chain earrings by Arielle De Pinto retailed at $260.00. When the Charlton Girl from The Cultivated One asked me to do a DIY jewelry project, I knew it would be perfect.
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The materials you need are:
-A Thin Chain -Flat Pins -Sterling silver studs -Construction paper
-Spray Paint (in a color of your choice) -Hot Glue -Metal Glue -A wire Cutter

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First tie your chain in a knot and hot glue it to the flat side of the pin. Continue to wrap and glue it on the flat side until it covers the entire surface.
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Grab a piece of construction paper and make a loop then secure it with hot glue. Leave about a ½ inch space and start to wrap the chain around the construction paper until you can no longer see the paper.

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Glue the loop of chain you have just created around the portion already glued to the pin. Organically wrap the excess chain that is left to get the look you want (and remember the way you are wrapping it to duplicate it on the other earring). With the loose end, glue it to the back of the pin.

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Take the Wire cutter and snip off the “pin” part so that your earring now just sits on a flat piece of metal. Use hot glue to fasten your sterling silver stud to the back and reinforce it with metal glue.  When the glue is finally dry use the spray paint to cover the upper portion of your earring to give it the two-toned look. I chose silver to go with my grey leather jacket.

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Thanks again Jess, and don't forget check out her blog, Inked & Sewn.



8 comments:

  1. Bravooooo it's awesome!

    http://maryfashionlove.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great guest post! I love seeing the results of DIY...this did not disappoint.

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  3. Yes, she did an awesome job! I can't wait to make them!

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  4. Great post, I love your blog too. I found your blog via IFB and I'm now following! Maybe you'd check my blog out and follow it too? I'd really appreciate it!

    xoxo,
    Hannah.
    http://hannahsfashionblogg.blogspot.com/

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  5. I like that thumb ring in the picture! Do you sell that one? -Jessica

    http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com

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  6. That ring is actually my parents first wedding band :) It has their initials engraved inside <3


    xx Jess James

    www.inkedandsewn.com

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