Tribal Dance Earrings – Free Project

Tribal Dance Earrings
Erin Siegel
I especially love ethnic, boho looks for hot weather. You can quickly and easily make chic fashion earrings with a few scrap pieces of waxed linen cord. No tools or wire-wrapping skills needed to make these babies! String on some favorite beads, add a few knots and you’ve got stylish, light-weight and swingy earrings to wear all Summer long. Enjoy!
Fray the ends of the linen cord for a fun texture element. To fray ends,
simply roll the cord ends between your fingers until the ply begins to
separate and pull it apart.
2 red 14mm ceramic beads
2 batik bone 30mmx7mm tubes
4 copper 4mm cornerless cubes
1 pair of antiqued copper ear
24” of red 4-ply Irish waxed
linen cord
Finished size: 3 ½”
1: Fold one 12” piece of cord
in half. Form an overhand knot close to the
folded end, creating a small loop. 
2: Use both cords to string 1 red ceramic
bead; form an overhand knot after the bead. Use both cords to string 1 copper cornerless cube, 1 batik bone tube and 1 copper cornerless cube; form an overhand knot after the last bead.
Trim the ends to ½” after the last knot and fray the cord ends. Attach 1 ear wire to the small cord loop.
3: Repeat steps 1-2 for second earring.
 Red ceramic beads: Earthenwood Studio. Batik bone tubes: Happy Mango Beads. Copper cornerless cubes: Hands of the Hills. Copper ear wires: Miss Fickle Media. Irish waxed linen cord: Ornamentea.

Erin Siegel is a jewelry designer, beading instructor and co-author of the jewelry book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords. To find out more, visit her blog: Erin Siegel Jewelry.

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2 Comment

  1. Monique U.
    July 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Wow, these are so appealing! The pairing of the bright ceramic and cord with the earthy bone is a great contrast, Erin.

  2. Anonymous
    July 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    This is very nice. And the tutorial seems easy to comprehend too. I would like to feature your tutorial to my blog if there is an available slot.

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