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the one with the broken earrings

During a blogger swap sometime last year, I got these amazing green earrings. Emerald green earrings right before Christmas are my jam, ya’ll. These things were worn A LOT . . . and then they suffered a move to Florida. So the poor things broke. It was a very sad day when I put them on and they fell apart. You can see the original in the center of the very dark picture below.


All that happened was the little bauble on the bottom fell off; it was a simple break. All I needed to do was tighten the loop on the bauble that fell off, but I decided to get creative. I made 1 pair of awesome earrings become 2 pair of amazing earrings! Because that’s who I am.

It was really simple! I bought these earring hooks at Jo Ann’s (our local craft store) and grabbed my pliers.


Step 1. The hooks I chose could be shimmied on, we’ll say. So I went ahead and tightened the loop on the bauble so the hook didn’t fall off.

Step 2. Loop the bauble onto your hook and shimmy it all the way to the bottom.

Step 3. My bauble was pretty stiff once on the hook. I couldn’t get it to move around at all. This might be how you want it, but my bauble wasn’t straight on the hook this way. So I took the back of the hook and twisted it around a few times to secure things and make it a simple hook earring instead of a hook and latch.

That’s it! Now I have two pair of beautiful, emerald green earrings. I can’t wait for Christmas time. Have you ever DIY some earrings before?

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  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    LOVE emerald

    July 9, 2015 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Liz @ Baby Got B.A.

    You so fancy!

    July 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm
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