DIY_Spike Earrings

i was recently inspired by a pair of earrings I saw on the Miss Selfridge website. they had spike charms and were very long--intended to be the same length as a girl with long hair. i wanted to recreate a long earring myself. Unfortunately, my hair is still pretty short so i had to make my earrings more of a medium length, but I am still really happy about the result! these earrings can be dressed up or down and literally took me 5 minutes to make! Here's the simple instructions:

1_take your pair of pliers and cut a piece of chain that measures the length from your ear lobe to the ends of your hair. 2_cut another piece of chain that is about half of the length of the other chain 3_open up the loop on the end of your earrings and hook both chains onto the loop. close the loop. 4_attach a jump ring to the end of each chain. 5_slide the larger spike charm onto the jump ring of the longer chain. close the jump ring. 6_slide the smaller spike charm onto the jump ring of the shorter chain. close the jump ring. 7_complete these steps for the other earring, and you're done!

DIY_Charm Holder Phone Case

I recently heard about these really cool charm holder phone cases. I love that they have edgy gold hardware and that the charms are interchangeable. However, I think that $118 is quite overpriced, so I set out to make my own! This project offers a lot of options to customize it to your style or the outfit you're wearing! Let's get to work!

Here's a quick list of the supplies you'll need to make your phone case. I picked up the gold bracket at the hardware store. I found the spike charm at Michael's (a set of about 8 was $1) and the skull charm was in the jewelry section at Target. Finally, you can pick any color or pattern of iPhone case that you'd like (i picked mine up at Target for $20). I chose one with a clear back--you'll see why!

step 1_first, disconnect the lobster clasp from the charm. step 2_connect the lobster clasp to a short piece of chain with a jump ring. connect the charm to the other end of the chain with another jump ring. use these two steps to make as many charms as you'd like. step 3_using a small amount of superglue, attach the hardware bracket to the back of the phone case. step 4_attach your charms to the loop on the bracket. also, remember how i talked about my phone case having a clear back? this gives me the fun option to transform the look of my phone case with a simple piece of paper. cut out paper templates that fit the inside of your phone case in different colors or patterns. you can change them out really easily to match your outfit or mood!

here's the final product! i am really happy with the outcome because the case and charms are very sturdy, and i think it is a great alternative to the inspiration image. i hope you enjoyed this DIY, feel free to leave any comments or questions on this post, or show me how your phone case turned out!