I have been seeing all of these gorgeous chain drop earrings EVERYWHERE! So I just had to do a DIY for you.
I recent saw one designer/blogger has made her a pair that only dropped from the back off the butterfly clutch of her beautiful diamond stud earrings. These earrings have two dangles – one in front and the other off the back clutch of the stud giving you twice the sparkle and twice the swing. These also are super quick to make….so grab some coffee and your supplies and meet me back here.
2 – 8mm beads of choice
2 – 6mm beads of choice
2 – 4mm jump rings (not pictured)
1 pair stud earrings with backs
Chain Nose or Flat Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Make four bead dangles by threading beads onto the head pins and forming a loop at the end.
Cut four pieces of chain in the following lengths: 1 inch (2.54 cm) and 3 inches (7.62 cm).
Attach the short chain to the loop of the stud. If the opening is too large for your chain, just use an additional 4mm jump ring per earring. Attach the longer chain to the butterfly clutch using a 4mm jump ring.
Attach a large bead dangle to the end of the small chain and a smaller bead to the end of the longer chain. Repeat for second earring.
The beads I used were Jewelry Basics by Cousin Corporation of America #34716100 and should be available at either Jo-Ann’s or A.C. Moore. I have seen similar beads by Halcraft available at Michael’s.