This last season of Gossip Girl has seen the two female leads wear some awfully big, flashy earrings in true 80's throwback style. Taking a leaf from Blair's Dynasty-inspired playbook, we're DIY'ing another version of a pair of oversized gemstone earrings, using fabric and mesh tulle.
Place the gemstones on the fabric to visualize the layout of the piece.
When you've decided on where you want your stones, cut the fabric around them.
Remove the gemstones and cut another matching piece of fabric for the other earring.
Use an open flame to seal the edges of the fabric. (Use the heat from the flame - not the flame itself, lest it blacken the fabric like it did mine..unless that's what you want!)
Use fabric glue to affix the tulle over the fabric.
(I used two layers since my tulle is colored similarly to my fabric and I wanted it to stand out more.)
Re-attach the gemstones using Jewel-It! glue.
Allow to dry.
Use pliers to poke a jumpring through each piece.
Attach another jumpring and the French wires to finish your earrings.
Wear with a calculating smirk to complete the privileged Upper-East-Sider look.