I’ve been wanting a pair of black pom-pom earrings for the better part of six months, but due to my self-imposed ban on shopping for all of 2017, this particular sartorial desire has gone unfulfilled. Luckily, I built an exception into this new rule: I’m still allowed to DIY pretty new things to wear. And so I set out to make myself a pair of goshdarn black pom-pom earrings.
I tried a few different methods and materials before settling on this configuration. Using these super-inexpensive crafting pom-poms makes the project fuss free and ensures the earrings are super lightweight and therefore easy to wear for long periods of time. I strung them together with gold chain in order to dress them up a bit and balance out the slightly kooky charm of the furry pom-poms.
I’m pretty happy with how these little ladies turned out. Yes, I still have my eye on the Rebecca de Ravenel originals, but in the meantime these will do quite nicely indeed.
For this project, you’ll need the following:
• gold chain
• 6 head pins
• 6 pom-poms
• 2 flat earring posts
• needle-nose pliers
1. Thread an eye pin through the center of a pom-pom. Trim the pin so there’s only 1/2″ sticking out, then use the needle-nose pliers to twist the end of the pin into a loop. Repeat with another pom-pom. These will be your top and bottom poms.
2. Do the same as above but create loops on both sides of the pom-pom.
3. Use the needle-nose pliers to cut two 1/2″ lengths of gold chain. Attach the chains to your pom-pom links so you have a string of three pom-poms.
4. To finish off the earrings, use E600 glue to attach the earring post to the back of the top pom-pom and let dry.