Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY- Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

My everyday style is classic feminine but every so often I like switching it up. Now I don't drastically change my look but I love using accessories to give my look a fresh update. When I saw these earrings in the latest issue of Vogue, I thought they would be a wonderful way to jazz up my usual look, and I knew I had to make my own version.



Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Supplies-
Earring hooks and jump rings
Assorted sized safety pins
Large head pins ~2 in
Medium sized champagne colored pearls
Rhinestone trim
Jewelery making tools

Even if it's not noted in every step, be sure and complete two of each step so that you end up with a complete pair of earrings.


Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

I beaded about 10 pearls onto the headpin, leaving enough room to bend the top wire into a loop.


Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

 Create two of these and bend the extra wire into a loop. Snip off any excess wire.


Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Cut a length of rhinestone trim a tiny bit longer than the pearl strand and add a jump ring to the top of the strand.


Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Attach the rhinestone and pearls together with the jump rings.


Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.

Go ahead and attach the pearl/rhinestone string to one of the earring hooks either with one of the jump rings already attached or with a new one. Also add one of the large safety pins to the same jump ring.


Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.


Now go ahead and stack up as many safety pins as you'd like.

Voila-your fabulous new earrings are done!

Tom Binns inspired safety pin earrings.



xoxo,
Amanda

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