Designer DIY: Holst + Lee Earrings

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These days, it takes one very important thing to get me crafting. Friends who want to craft. Also, wine. So when my pal Natalie {the amazing designer behind Holst + Lee} suggested we do another round of DIYs, my answer was an immediate YES. She came up with these incredible earrings {I’ve been wearing them pretty much non-stop since we made them} that are just so perfect for summer. My taste is more basic so we went with a simple neutral pair, but you can definitely get more creative or bold {scroll to the bottom of the post for inspiration – we made a few more colorful pairs!}

PS – We did something different this time around. Since some of you are DIY’ers and some of you are BUY’ers, you can actually purchase the earrings if you’d like on Holst + Lee’s website, right this way!

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Materials: Eight Brass Headpins // Two Brass End Caps // Twelve Brass Ferrules // Beads // Ten Brass Jump Rings // 4 inches of Raffia Trim {hard to find but this is very similar} // Two Hoop Earrings {you could also go to Claire’s…} // Needle Nose Pliers {not pictured} // Wire Cutters {not pictured} // Lighter or Blow Torch {not pictured} // Needle & Thread {not pictured} // E6000 Glue {not pictured}

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Tightly roll up your raffia. // Stab the roll with your needle + thread. // Pull the thread about six inches through the little bundle and begin to wrap the thread around your bundle. // Wrap 3-4x around and then tie a knot {by threading the needle back through where you’ve wrapped and tying off} and then trim.

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Use your blow torch {or lighter} to seal the knot of your thread and bond the raffia together.// Allow to cool and then apply a small drop of E600 glue. // Push the tassel into an endcap.

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Trim your tassel to your desired length // Add a jump ring to the end cap. // Thread your new “charm” onto the hoop earring and add two ferrules.

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Add a large bead to a headpin. // Bend the end and trim {leave about a half an inch.} // Using your needle nose pliers, form a loop. // Add a jump ring.

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Make the bead charms following the previous steps, and string onto your hoop… adding ferrules between the bead charms. Voila.. you are done!

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{We may have gotten a bit carried away!}

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Top photo by Lydia Hudgens, all other photos by Grace Atwood for Stripes & Sequins

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  1. Love the neutral ones you made.

  2. kimberly says 4.23.14

    So obsessed with how these turned out – amazing!!

  3. Lauren W. says 4.23.14

    LOVE this DIY! I am super inspired to try making these this weekend. I live in NYC – did you happen to pick up these supplies somewhere in the city? Or did you order them all online? I’d love a one (or two) stop shop where I can load up on everything. Thanks!

  4. Kristi says 4.23.14

    These look amazing!
    xx, Kristi

    http://www.currentlycrushing.com

  5. Emma Fox says 4.23.14

    These are so much fun!! And budget friendly, I love it!

    http://poorgirlrichlifeblog.com

  6. these look amazing — love those fun orange and blue ones (says the florida gator; need those for football season! haha).

  7. So cute! I love big earrings for summer.

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  8. love these earrings! they look great. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  9. Love these – they are so pretty!

  10. fashionsbit says 4.23.14

    So amazing DIY! I love the white big beads&turqoise ones!
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  19. […] These earrings will be perfect for your everyday look this summer or in any other season. You will need 8 brass headpins, 2 brass end caps, 12 brass ferrules, beads, 10 brass jump rings, 4 inches of raffia trim, 2 hoop earrings, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, blow torch or lighter, needle, thread and glue. Tightly roll up your raffia. Stab the roll with your needle and thread. Pull the thread about six inches through the little bundle and begin to wrap the thread around your bundle. Wrap 3-4x around and then tie a knot and then trim. Use your blow torch to seal the knot of your thread and bond the raffia together. Allow to cool and then apply a small drop of glue. Push the tassel into an endcap. Trim your tassel to your desired length. The rest of the tutorial is here. […]

  20. Jacquin says 10.12.14

    What an awesome diy! Can’t wait to try this…. seriously! 🙂

  21. Sophia says 2.18.15

    wow they look gorgeous :))

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