New friendship bracelet-style earrings

28 Mar

Last week, a coworker pointed out a fashion snippet in The New York Times. They were bangle bracelets made with a thick cord and tied in friendship style knots. You can see them here.

I loved the idea behind using a knotted cord over a bangle, but I found the execution … well, ugly. I think the cord is way too thick, and the bracelet looks cheap — especially when you look at that $198 price tag. (All together now: YIKES.)

So I pulled out some embroidery thread from a crossstitch I’ll never finish, found some vintage bangle bracelets at a flea market over the weekend and came up with my own design. To further make them my own, I turned the bracelets into earrings and made them a touch more geometric with a line near the diameter of the bangle.

I currently have three colors in the shop, but I can make them in pretty much any color you would like. I also think these would make amazing pieces for friendship jewelry. You see bracelets and necklaces for besties, but never earrings — the old school friendship bracelet knotting technique makes them even more appropriate.

The earrings are incredibly lightweight and can easily be made in gold- or silver-toned. I’ll probably try to keep them with vintage bangles, but for my next batch, I may try to find some new bracelets.

And naturally, the price of my earrings are no where near the triple digits — they’re only $25 each.

I think the next pair I make will be purple. What color would you like to see? If you’d like to order your own custom color, just drop me a comment and I’ll be in touch with you. If you’d like to order two pairs for some friendship earrings, leave a comment, too. I’ll do two pairs for $40 just for Snap, Crackle, Pop readers!

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2 Responses to “New friendship bracelet-style earrings”

  1. Ally March 28, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    You, my friend, are genius 🙂

  2. Amber March 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    These are cute! I don’t think I could pull them off though, I usually wear smaller earrings, but I love the look of them!

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