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Monday, February 17, 2014

Frugal Yarn Skein Earring Craft Tutorial With Video

At my shop TLC Creations, I specialize in making whimsical miniature jewelry. I love when I make something that is so unique, I can't find it anywhere else on the web. A while back I listed some miniature yarn skein earrings on my shop, and today I will share with you how to make your own! These earrings are a perfect gift for any lady that likes to use yarn in crafting, crocheting, or knitting. They will also make a unique Mother's Day gift. Since you can customize the colors, they will work for any holiday crafting. You can see I made a pair of green ones, with rainbow tape, perfect for Saint Patrick's Day. For the ones in my shop, I designed a miniature label on my computer. This takes more time, but will let you personalize your gift even more. For the tutorial and video today, I am using pretty masking tape, however Washi tape works too. Since it's easy to mix and match tape and yarn to any color scheme, the possibilities are endless for the final product. 

Thanks to my oldest son Joshua for being my video photographer today.


Jump Loops
Hook Earring Findings


Wrap yarn around the tip of two fingers, and continue to wrap until you get the desired width for your earrings that you like, I find 12 times is good. If your yarn is thicker, you will need to wrap less. Place the beginning and end of yarn in the middle of your handmade skein, so that it will be covered and secured with tape. When you remove yarn from your fingers, twist either end a bit, this will bring in the middle a little.  Wrap tape several times around the center of yarn skein, tightly to secure yarn. Rub a little extra strength glue on the end of tape to secure permanently,  Repeat to make second miniature skein. Then use your jewelry pliers to attach jump loops to top of yarn skeins, and to loops on hook earring findings.  Watch video above if you have any further questions. 

If you plan on making your own yarn skein earrings, please share this post on Facebook and pin it. I would love for you to share your yarn skein earrings at our Anything Goes weekly linky. If you do make a pair, and blog about it, please link back to my blog post here. I can't wait to see the endless designs you all come up with.  If this tutorial is well received, I might show you how to make a yarn skein into a necklace, in a future post.

Well that's it, easy right? I hope you will make a pair for yourself and someone you love. That's one of the many things I have been making, what about you? Come share at our weekly Anything Goes linky. 


  1. Oh my word, these are so cute. Love them. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. These are lovely, I'm already thinking of crafty friends they would be perfect presents for.

  3. Mindi these are just tooooo cute. My daughter will love this. She is a cross stitch girl and this is her kind of earrings. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Oh my word, these are so clever! Thanks so much for sharing them with Share Your Cup!

  5. These are just darling! What a great gift for a knitter or crocheter in your life! ;-)

  6. You come up with the cutest ideas! Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party this week! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  7. Stopping by from A trophy Wife Party. This is a TERRIFIC idea, THANKS! Carrie,

  8. I would never have thought of doing that, how clever! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Lorraine

  9. Cute as anything! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  10. These are very cute. My daughter would love to make them. She's the crafty one in the family. I'm stopping by from the Let's Get Real Friday link party. That's so much for linking up and sharing this with us. I hope you'll join us every Friday

  11. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  12. I'll have to show these to my daugher - these are marvelous! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,


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