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]|