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Single earring - a hot trend for Summer!


One of the trends shown all over the runways for this Spring/Summer season is the single earring.  Most of the runway models were sporting extra-large dangly and multi-colored earrings, but my suspicion is that extra-large may only be for show.  Your earrings don't need to be seen from across the room.  But by all means, interpret this trend as you choose.

I have often worn mismatched earrings, either with of without a size difference from one ear to the other.  I have four holes in each ear, one of which is at the top, so I've got enough real estate to play around with!  I like earrings that are long and thin or short and wide, but not long and wide, so here is my interpretation of the trend.  I would wear it with a simple stud earring on the other ear. 

Materials and Tools
Ear wire
2 jump rings or split rings
Piece of computer circuit board
Hammer charm

Coping saw
Sand paper or fine tooth file
Chain nose pliers
Split ring pliers (if needed)

1. Cut out a piece of circuit board and file/sand the edges smooth.  I deliberately picked a spot that already had a hole, but you may have to drill one or add a drop tab if there isn't one already.

2. Use one split ring or jump ring to attach the hammer to the front of the circuit board.

3. Add another split ring to the first, and add an ear wire.

4. Super easy, huh?

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