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.
I use Masking Sticker Set Tape From Wholeport and Washi Tape
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.