Skip to main content

TIPS - DIY ANKARA EARRING IN 4 EASY STEPS


Happy New Month! Welcome to the "ember" quarter of the year. So I am starting a Fashion DIY channel, I will always find a way to link it here on the blog, so watch out! Today, I will be showing a practical demonstration on how I transformed my bronze hoop earring, using African print "Ankara"
I have had this bronze earring for 5 years now, it started wearing off, then I tot to myself why discard it? Just transform it! So I got some pieces left from the Ankara material I made a dress from, and Viola a new earring was born!
THINGS YOU NEED:
  • Ankara fabric (Quite Small to go round your earring or pieces from your tailors shop) make sure to select the pieces with lovely, regular pattern.
  • A hoop earring
  • Uhu gum (a garment friendly adhesive)
  • Scissor

STEPS:

  • Cut through the fabric vertically, long enough to go round the earring, 
  • Cut the tip of the already cutout vertical fabric into an inverted triangle shape, this is to make it tip smaller and easier to start wrapping at the beginning part of the hoop earring.
  • Apply little amount of Uhu Gum to the tip of the fabric and start wrapping tightly and neatly,
 
  • making sure the fabric overlaps neatly on the ends of each wrap
  • When you get to the end of the hoop, apply the Uhu Gum and neatly seal the end, use a Scissors to neatly cut and effect the finishing.

The Finished Ankara Earring
You can follow me on Instagram for a full video on how I made this in one minute! @divaUju is my Instagram handle

Quote: Nothing Should really never go to waste! Use! Reuse! Recycle! and Use again! - Ethniques with Uju

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

STYLE - EMBROIDERY

Hi lovelies, it feels good to be back. I have been away for a little too long in the east, Anambra State Nigeria precisely for my late grandma's burial. I was so busy that i couldn't blog, but am back, so watch this SPACE  for sights and sounds from the east


@ my late grandma's burial

PHOTO OF THE DAY - THE BEAUTIFUL MESS OF LOVE BY ASIKO

Happy Saint Valentine's day all, how are you spending the day? So while browsing through instagram, to see who got flowers, engaged, who said yes or did something different, I came across this lovely picture and write up from Asiko the artist page and I couldn't resist sharing! Asiko is one of my favourite photographer, he is deep, soulful and there is this contemporary thing about his crafts, check this one out! The picture and the words of love is amazing.
asiko_artistThe beautiful mess of Love