The look for fall is opulence; the trends of over-the-top embellishment, gold accents, and baroque-inspired patterns are here to stay. Ornamental frills and lots of gems characterize the look, as well as the chic combo of black and gold.
The Fashion Police majority even said it’s a trend to keep, and I agree.
You just have to be careful not to go overboard with the look into ornamentation overload. This DIY below adds the perfect touch of this trend to any outfit.
It’s all about richness; or, the illusion of it.
Yeah, I don’t have the money (or intentions) of buying a totally real Balmain or Cavalli silk dress, but I will make a knock-off pair of earrings.
That’s just what I do.
And so can you.
Let’s use our crafty scraps and make a totally eye-catching pair of dangles; old felt, plastic gems, some glitter. They look like you spent the big bucks.
How envious will people be when they find out they’re handmade?
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are felt scraps (black and yellow felt), glue, a paintbrush, fine gold loose glitter, scissors, plastic gems, fish hooks and jump rings, gold acrylic paint and clear lacquer.
Step 2: Cut out a teardrop shape of black felt (you can make it any size you want). Paint the edges with clear lacquer to stop fraying. Repeat for next earring. If there are any flyaway frizzies, cut them off with scissors to trim.
Now, cut a smaller teardrop of the yellow. Repeat for next earring.
Take your gold paint and paint the top of the yellow teardrops. Make sure to blot them with a tissue so that they are not totally soggy (they won’t dry very fast if they are).
Once the gold is dry, paint a coat of clear lacquer, and pour glitter on top. Give it a couple of minutes to dry, then fish out the teardrop and tap off any excess glitter. Repeat with other gold teardrop.
Step 3: Take a glittery teardrop, paint the back with glue, and press onto the center of a black teardrop.
Repeat with other teardrop sets.
Step 4: Embellish. Take your gems and glue them in whatever pattern/motif you want to your earrings.
When the glue has dried, poke a hole right at top of the gold teardrop with a needle; put your jump ring through this hole and affix the fishhook to the jump ring.
Repeat for other earring.
All photos and instructions copyright Allison Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations.
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