When it comes to DIY earrings, customization is the name of the game, and these cascading chain earrings are perfect for just that. It's easy to get a pair of earrings that are uniquely your own, just vary the types, lengths, or numbers of chains. You can even use different chains to give your earrings a mixed metal look. I chose a black and gold chain I thought would be edgy and match everything.
1. Using your wire cutters, cut your chain into sections and lay them out in the order you'd like them to hang from your earring. I chose to arrange my chains with the longest chains in the middle. But you may choose to keep them all the same length, arrange them from long to short, or randomize the order.
2. Using the chain-nose pliers, open the larger jump ring—I used 12mm ones—and add your chain strips in the order you arranged them in step 1. Close and secure the jump ring.
3. Add a small jump ring—I used 6mm—to the large jump ring. This will connect to your earring hook.
4. Add a French wire earring hook to the small jump ring, and close the jump ring.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the second earring. You're now ready to rock your very own pair of DIY earrings!
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