Safety pin dangler earrings tutorial

Love dangler/chandelier earrings but find it too difficult/expensive to make them?. Either you need to buy frames which are costed by piece and hence costly or you need to be a pro at wire work to get individual piece work as a pair. Either way I see too much work. But what if we could make a pair in 5 minutes without spending anything?

Here's what you need to do.Gather these materials (they are already in your stash) :
- 2 safety pins (same size )
- extension chain (as required - I used 5 loops on each side)
- 3 pairs of beads (I used felt beads in green and blue)
- 6 headpins (in the same metal as the safety pin)
- 2 earring hooks
- Pliers (chain/nose or round)
- Cutters
Procedure :

- Cut the heads off from the pins. Trim the edges to make sure they are equal.
- Open the pin out to 2'O clock
- Using your pliers now make a normal loop on either hand facing outside
(my loops are not great this time, but you can make them better)

- Repeat the steps for the other pin
 - Using pliers, add the earring hooks to the top loop of the safety pins

 - Measure and cut the extension chain into 2 pieces of required length
- Add the chain to the top loop of the safety pins as show in the picture by open and closing one of the loops of the chain

- Add Fuzz beads (or nay other bead/pearl of your choice) to the head pins
- Loop and cut the wire close to the beads (you can wrap around if you want. I kept it simple as it is a beginner project)
 - I Added the beads to the base before closing the loops to avoid doing it twice
- So here you go...its done in less than 5 minutes

Wear them and enjoy them. You can make then with gold safety pins and pearls and make them classy or steel pins and fuzz balls like these for a grassy summery effect. Try them in girly florals colours too.
Have fun


  1. Hi, Divya! I LOVE this design, it's so clever and pretty! And looks way cute with those fuzz beads. Genius!

  2. What a fun project! It's a delightfully original way to use safety pins in jewelry design! I will bookmark this one for a future blog post!


  3. Very neat! Thanks for the tutorial

  4. wowo divya vaery innovative

  5. I love this!
    I'm launching my first linky party next tuesday. It's for projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 20-30 minutes. Would you consider linking up with me on my first linky party endeavor? Thanks!

  6. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at in future post.


  7. Those earrings look fab! =D
    Thanks for the comment on my blog =)

  8. really cool! thanks for sharing! hey where did you get those fuzzy beads? cute!

  9. Too hard for me... really adorable, though. I couldn't get the safety pin heads off.

  10. great!!!!!!!!!!!u can't imagine how much u have helped me

  11. Thanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays this week! Please link back to the party :)

    Thank you!


  12. Wow, what a great and cheap way to look fabulous! I love this :) So glad that I found you today from Mom It Monday ;)

  13. Very nice idea! I am glad that you shared this!
    Thank you!

  14. wow ! awesome idea. Scrap to a beautiful and fashionable jewel. I will surely make one like this and post it to u. I have become a fan of yours from this very moment.


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