I have seen these adorable earrings all over and I thought why not try them out myself? So today I’m sharing all the details of what I have learned so that you can easily make your own adorable DIY dangle earrings with your cutting machine.
Check out the quick video at the bottom of the post that shows the entire process or read on for step-by-step directions.
Bundle of Rings and Hooks (this bundle has a few extra supplies but worked great)
Bling to decorate your earrings (you can get any type of charms that you want… I just thought these were adorable)
Step 1: Download the earring shape design and cut out the shapes for each of your sets and layers. Make sure that the canvas vinyl is secured tightly to your mat or you will struggle with the cut. (I learned this the hard way) On my silhouette I used a normal blade 10, speed 5, force 33, and had it cut twice. It was prob a little overkill but I wanted to make sure I had a clean cut around each shape.
Step 2: Poke a hole in the top of each layer of the earring.
Step 3: Insert one of the larger rings through each of the holes and secure it closed with your needle nose pliers.
Here is a pic of the larger rings, smaller rings, and earring hooks:
Step 4: Connect the smaller ring through the larger ring. This step is critical because without this second ring the earring will be facing the wrong direction when on the ear.
Step 5: Connect the earring hook to the smaller ring. You will have to open the bottom using the pliers and then re-secure it closed too. Make sure to secure it tightly so the earring pieces don’t fall apart and there you have it! An adorable dangle earring. Now you can make one for every outfit you own!
Watch the video here for a better visual:
Additional Tip: If you want to create a different look with your DIY dangle earrings and added dimension, poke a hole horizontally a little below where the hook rings will go and add an additional ring horizontally. Make sure to clamp it tight. You can then attach additional bling there as well to hang in the middle of the earring.
Have fun and be creative! I can’t wait to see what type of DIY dangle earrings you create. They are perfect for gifts, a project with your girlfriends, or even to spice up your own wardrobe.
Make sure to share your pics over in our FB Group or leave a comment showing them off! Save this project to Pinterest so you don’t forget about it and make sure to share with a friend!
Happy Cutting, Crafting and Chaos!!