Friday, February 24, 2012

Long Dangle and Duster Earring Tutorials

Many Inspirational Beading readers know that I avoid making earrings because they require metal components, and I’m a strictly non-metal beader. Today I’m going to confess a little secret - even if I could make and wear earrings, I wouldn’t. For some reason, no matter what size or shape, they look completely ridiculous on me. And since I’ve never made a habit of wearing earrings, I wouldn’t trust myself to design them for others. I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

Even though I’m not fond of this classic jewelry niche as part of my own wardrobe, I do love the look of some earrings - especially the long, fringed, shoulder-duster type. The popularity of feather accessories and boho jewelry means that big, bold and dangly earrings are a trend favorite. Purely for the fun of it, I went on the hunt for some beautiful long earring tutorials, and found some fabulous projects! Many of these projects come in at around 3 inches, but could easily be adapted for even longer earrings by using longer chains, or adding more beads.

Circle Gets the Square Earrings
Circle Gets the Square Earrings

Circle Gets the Square Statement Earrings by

Billie Monster’s Tassel Earrings from How Joyful

Leather Tassel Earring Tutorial by Black & White and Loved All Over

Fabric Chandelier Earrings by Holland Cox

Sugar and Spice Earrings by

Confetti Earrings Tutorial by

Multistrand Alberta Ferretti Inspired Earrings by Fashion Thrill

Chocolate Rain Earrings by Auntie’s Beads

Sugar and Spice Earrings - Confetti Earrings

Cascading Peacock Hoop Earrings from

Recycled Chain Earrings Tutorial from

Peaceful Waters Earring Project by

Midnight Orb Earrings by Beadaholique

Peaceful Waters Earrings - Midnight Orb Earrings

Do you like to wear or make super long earrings? What’s your favorite material?

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  1. I would have worn all of them back in the day!

  2. It's been so long since I last wore earrings that I'm not sure my ears are still pierced. But I've never been able to wear the dangle-y kind. Makes me look silly or lopsided or something. Love the look of them on others though!

  3. I don't have pierced ears and don't even wear earrings. I'm constantly asking for advice when I create earrings. I tend to make earrings that are posts or smaller dangles.

  4. I might have to try one of these tutorials out. I really love the look of the long ones but I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to wear 'em since they always seem to get in the way of my hair, lol.

    Thank you so much for sharing this ♥


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