Holiday fashion is all about that perfect balance of sparkly and chic. This year, dress up your ears with a handmade pair of bow and crystal drop earrings. Inspired by a $37 pair by J. Crew, these DIY earrings can be made for just $10. The best part is that you choose a color combination that fits your taste and style. Once the holidays are over, you can even use them at the next dinner party or girl’s night out.

Things You’ll Need

Head pins (2)
Round crystal beads (2)
1/4-inch wide ribbon (16 inches)
Jewelry glue
Jewelry pliers
Earring stud posts (2)
Crystal charms (2)

Step 1
Add a round crystal bead to each head pin.

Step 2
Cut an 8-inch strand of ribbon.

Step 3
Tightly tie a small bow. Trim the ends at an angle, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Step 4
Glue the bow to the top of the bead. Don’t forget to apply a drop of glue to the head pin, too; this will provide extra security.

Step 5
Cut the head pin, leaving 1/2 inch.

Step 6
Using the round-nosed ends of the pliers, create a loop.

Repeat Steps 2 – 6 to create the second bow charm.
Step 7
Glue an earring post to the back of each crystal charm.

Step 8
Attach a bow charm to each crystal.

And just like that, your new dangling stud earrings are ready to go. Use them to spice up a basic T-shirt or pair them with an LBD for a dinner party. For ultimate holiday vibes, wear them with a faux fur scarf or jacket.