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Picture of Earrings from Paperclips + String
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Using a standard paperclip, unbend at all the angles to create this triangular shape. Once you’ve got the triangular shape, you need to glue the ends together. Use a fast drying epoxy or hot glue.
 
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Step 1: Wrapping the Wire

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Next you can start winding your cotton thread around the wire. I started out using hot glue, then I tried Liquid Stitch and liked it way more. It’s a permanent, clear drying adhesive that didn’t cause any bumps of dried hot glue along the way.

Fig 1: Winding the string around // Fig 2: Starting to wrap the string around the earring, secured with Liquid Stitch

Step 2: Finishing the Design

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Once you’ve wound all the way round and secured with glue, you can then take another length of string and wind around the width of the “earring” creating horizontal stripes or you can create a more messy look by creating a “net” design (see below).

Step 3: Adding the Earring Hooks

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Then just clamp on a pair of earring hooks.The results are beautiful and surprisingly modern. I love how light they are too. I like big earrings, but I don’t like it when they weigh down my earlobe. I don’t want them to hang to my knees when I’m old!
mentalistmental made it!6 months ago

Awesome idea. I made these as a gift for my mother!

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Anna Brooke10 months ago
wow thats a really great idea! i tried it and it worked out great!
love this idea!
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ChrysN3 years ago
I love these!