DIY big fan-shaped African wax dangle earring

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In this previous post, I showed you how to work with textile hardener and what nice things you can do with it. These big fan-shaped wax dangle earrings are bold and my absolute favorite. The first time I made these statement earrings I knew that it wasn’t going to be my last time. So I created another pair with this nice wax print fabric. I love it!

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The only supplies you need (apart from the textile hardener and your favorite wax print fabric) are:

  • a pair of cutting pliers,
  • a pair of round nose pliers,
  • (wooden) beads,
  • ear wires,
  • and headpins.

Before you start, make sure you check this tutorial for instructions on how to use the textile hardener and how to fold your fabric into a fan-shape!

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Once your fabric is semi-dry, make a small hole using a needle. Thread a bead on the headpin and  insert it through the hole.

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After you thread the big bead, use a pair of round nose pliers to bend the end of the headpin, in order to make a small loop. Make the loop big enough so the bead stays in place once closed. Cut the excess metal wire with a pair of cutting pliers.

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Before the loop is closed, attach the ear wire.

Big Ankara dangle shaped earring

There you have it. Making a statement earring was never that easy!

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Karlett
    April 18, 2017 / 4:35 am

    I love these so much! What size is the fabric that you used for this big fan please? Thank you!

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