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diy slithering earrings [inspired by Anthropologie]

August 29, 2012
I came across these “creepy meets cute” snake earrings on Anthropologie recently. I loved the design, but not the $195 price tag, so I decided to make my own version (for around $8!). 
This DIY involves a lot of hand sewing so it isn’t ideal for the novice crafter. Before you begin, print out the snake pattern piece here.
  • Black leather
  • Earring posts
  • Seed beads (if you want your earring to look exactly like the Anthro ones, I recommend buying the smallest seed beads you can find)
  • Needle & thread

[The earrings are made up of 4 pieces. Each side has a front and a back. Using the pattern piece cut out 4 snakes. Taping the pattern to the leather will prevent it from sliding around while you are cutting it.]
[Poke the earring post through the leather up top where the head is. Do this for 2 of the snake pieces]
[Sew the front and the back of the snake together for each side]
[Starting at the tail, bead in a horizontal fashion]
[Change the colors around the bends of the snake’s body. When you reach the head add 2 beads for eyes]
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    August 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Love! They're great statement pieces, and I love to see how folks personalize (and lower the price point) on anthro jewelry. cute!

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    August 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Brilliant DIY, they look fabulous!

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    Erin @ Thanks, I Made It
    August 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Wow! The patience to hand sew all those beads really paid off, they look great!

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    August 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    ahhh i love it!! i miss your blog! and your amazing DIYs!

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    August 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

    OMG love these!!!

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    August 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

    These turned out really beautiful!

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    August 31, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Love your bangs girl!

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    Matter Of Style
    September 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    absolutely lovely!
    love your blog and your pics!
    very well done!

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    September 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm


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    Michelle Evans
    September 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    WOW these turned out great!

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    October 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Those are really cute. Are they very heavy on the ear?

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      Gina Michele
      October 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks! No, they're actually quite light.

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    Tiffany S.
    October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm


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    Arthur Smith
    December 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    And I thought the earrings at the long island jewelry stores were intricate enough. This one has a lot of work in it.

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    Pearl Blay
    January 29, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Great tutorial – I prefer your version as it is much more fun!

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