DIY Oly*Fun Fringe Earrings

Category: Fashion Accessories

Oly*Fun is a great alternative to leather for fringe fabric earrings.  Oly*Fun comes in 18 colors, cuts like paper, doesn’t fray. I decorated these earrings with Sharpie permanent markers, but fabric paint or stitching can be used too. These took me 30 minutes to make, so they’re great for quick gifts, fundraisers, groups, and classes. This tutorial can be adapted for different shapes and layers, so feel free to play with it and make your own fantastic pairs of earrings.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Oly-Fun Craft Pack in Kiwi
Oly-Fun Craft Pack in Clover
Oly-Fun Craft Pack in Jelly
Oly-Fun Craft Pack in Blueberry
Oly-Fun Craft Pack in Jet Black
Supplies
Black Fine Sharpie Marker
Silver Permanent Marker
2 Silver Jump Rings
2 Silver Earring Hooks
Straight Pin
2 Pairs of Jewelry Pliers
A Paper Towel

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Instructions

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Step One

Cut the Oly*Fun into 1/4″ wide strips of various lengths. The longest is 3″ and the shortest 2″. I used 5 strips per earring. I cut one end of each strip diagonal. The opposite end should be horizontal.

You can change the lengths and strip amount, but this is the smallest width I recommend.

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Step Two

Place the strips on a paper towel. Using the Sharpie, draw geometric designs onto one side of the strips. I used the silver permanent marker on the black strips. The paper towel helps soak up any ink that bleeds through the Oly*Fun.

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Step Three

Line up the strips for one earring, at the top. Use a straight pin to pierce through each strip. Wiggle the pin around to gently widen the hole. Remove the pin.

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Step Four

Open one jump ring with the pliers. Add the strips onto the jump ring, through the holes you just made. Add an earring hook. Close the jump ring, making sure the ends meet tightly.

Step Five

Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the 2nd earring.

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