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Wear with a calculating smirk to complete the privileged Upper-East-Sider look.
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.

Posted by carlyjcais from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See carlyjcais's 60 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place the gemstones on the fabric to visualize the layout of the piece.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    When you've decided on where you want your stones, cut the fabric around them.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the gemstones and cut another matching piece of fabric for the other earring.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    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!)

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use fabric glue to affix the tulle over the fabric.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    (I used two layers since my tulle is colored similarly to my fabric and I wanted it to stand out more.)

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Re-attach the gemstones using Jewel-It! glue.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Allow to dry.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use pliers to poke a jumpring through each piece.

  • How to make a pair of fabric earrings. Gossip Girl Inspired Gemstone Mesh Earrings - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attach another jumpring and the French wires to finish your earrings.

    Wear with a calculating smirk to complete the privileged Upper-East-Sider look.

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blurrymind
blurrymind · Alameda, California, US · 32 projects
AWESOME! these are so cute!
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Sadie H.
Sadie H. · 3 projects
LOVE them! Happy
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Mallory Howard
Mallory Howard · Overland Park, Kansas, US · 6 projects
These are much cooler I have to say.
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