Whether you are making a gift or want to add some pizazz to your own wardrobe, a pair of earrings is one accessory you can create at home. You'll need little more than embroidery floss and a pair of plain earrings to make your own threaded earring design.
Create a pair of tassel earrings that will dangle and dazzle when worn. Select a color of embroidery floss and cut into 10 6-inch pieces. Gather the floss pieces together so that the ends are even. Fold the bunch evenly in half and hold it at the top, so the ends are hanging down. Wrap a 4-inch piece of floss horizontally around the bunch, about a 1/2 inch from the top, and tie a knot to create the tassel. Attach an earring clasp through the loop at the top of the tassel to complete your one-of-a-kind earring.
If you have a pair of boring hoop earrings, give them new life with a little thread. Starting at the top of the earring, near the clasp, use a hot glue gun to adhere one end of a colorful thread. Once the glue dries, wrap the thread in tight coils around the earring. Wrap the thread so you can't see any of the original material underneath. Continue wrapping the earring until you reach the other side. Add a dab of hot glue to hold the thread in place and complete the project.
Use thread to cover the open surface of hoop earrings and create a webbed pattern. Bend a coiled wire into a circle shape and add an earring hook on top. Tie your thread in a knot around one coil, then weave the string across the hoop to the coil directly on the other side. Move the thread clockwise to the next coil. Wrap it around once, then lace it across the circle's open space again to the coil to directly to the right of the original starting point. Continue this process around the entire perimeter of the hoop, until the open space is covered with a threaded web pattern.
Thread isn't the only embellishment you can add to your earrings. Use some sparkling rhinestones in addition to thread. Buy a chain of rhinestones from a craft store and use a hot glue gun to attach the line around the bottom half of the outside of a hoop earring. Once the glue dries, tie an embroidery thread in a knot at the front of the earring, where the rhinestone chain starts. Wrap the thread around two times in the space between the first and second rhinestones. Move the thread to the space between the second and third rhinestones and wrap it twice. Continue this wrapping process until the open spaces between the rhinestones are completely wrapped in thread. Tie the thread in a small knot at the back of the earring and snip away any loose threads.
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