by Stephanie of Henry Happened
Who else is ready to get their party on this weekend for Cinco de Mayo? And while we’re all thinking about margaritas and guacamole I have just one question for you – what will you be wearing? A celebration like Cinco de Mayo deserves something special. Something colorful. Something that moves! So put on a party skirt and make a pair of fun, swingy earrings.
Have you ever crafted with seed beads? Yes, they are super tiny. So don’t have a margarita before making these! But don’t be intimidated either. It’s simpler than you might think! They come in so many great colors and and you can make these earrings in no time.
- Fishing line
- Seed beads. I used 4 colors – turquoise, cobalt blue, silver and gold. I also included a few silver tube beads I had on hand.
- 4 small cord clamps like these
- 2 gold fish hook earring wires like these
- Jewelry pliers
Step 1: Cut six pieces of fishing line. Two 4-inch pieces, two 5.5-inch pieces and two 6.5-inch pieces.
Step 2: Lay out the fishing line for each earring – the shortest piece on top and the longest on the bottom.
Step 3: Line up the ends of the fishing line on one side and clamp with a small cord clamp. It’s definitely easier to clamp one side before you start stringing beads, like I did. If you’re having trouble keeping the ends in place while you clamp then dip them in a bit of glue.
Step 3: Play around with the design of your beads. This is the part where I always get stressed because I’m worried I’ll do it “wrong.” But the good news is that there is no wrong design! Pick the colors you like and have fun. Then string the seed beads onto the open side of the earring.
You’re probably thinking stringing tiny beads will be muy tedious. Nope! Stringing a few earring strands will only take you a couple of episodes of Modern Family.
Step 4: Clamp the other end of the earring wires.
Step 5: Attach the loops of the clamps to an earring wire.
Now that you have festive attire, it’s time to party!
So what will you be wearing on Cinco de Mayo?
For more Cinco de Mayo ideas check out our classic margarita recipe, these DIY fringed vases, a few favorite fiestas, this color palette, this yummy citrus cocktail, and this Mexican chocolate pudding recipe!
[Photos by Henry Happened for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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