Recreate these perfect for spring, petal drop earrings inspired by J. Crew in under 10 minutes!
DIY J. CREW PETAL DROP EARRINGS
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I love earrings because, with the right pair, you can elevate your look within seconds! So when I spotted some amazing soft petal drop earrings at J. Crew, I knew I needed to have these. Buuuuuuut…. not at $50 a pair, so today I am going to show you how to recreate these earrings at a fraction of the price! The earrings are light and flirty, and will definitely bring joy to your wardrobe as temperatures start to warm up and our winter layers become less mandatory. It’s quite amazing how quickly they can be made with little to no jewelry making skills!
To get started on these J. Crew inspired petal-drop earrings, you will need the following:
- organza fabric, I had some extra organza laying around but if you do not, you need about 5″ cut of fabric from your local fabric store. I personally like organza for this specific project because this fabric has buoyancy and holds it shape
- Earring stud/hook findings
- Jump ring
- Small Jewelry pliers
- Needle and matching thread
- Take your organza fabric and cut a 5″ x 5″ square and fold it twice so it looks like a smaller square, as seen in the photo below;
- When folded in that position, cut petals shapes into your fabric while holding down the inside corner of your fabric with your fingers (as seen above). When you release your fabric, it should look like a similar version to the one I have below.
It’s not perfect and yours could look very different and that’s perfectly OKAY.
- From there, refold your flower-looking cut of organza back into a flower shape, mold and fold the fabric until you having it looking exactly the way you want it.
- Then pinch the top, and grab your needle with thread and sew through the layers, doing so will hold the folds in place. Then, wrap the thread around the base of the flowers (three times) and sew through the layers again to secure the wrap.
- Repeat this wrap and sew technique a few more times so it looks a little more like the photo below. Leaving 1/8″ free, attach your jump ring to the end (also seen below). What’s nice about organza is the loose weave of the fabric. Because of the openness of the weave, it’s pretty easy to fit that jump ring through the end of the fabric before you close it. Make sure to attach the earring finding (hook, hoop, or stud) of your choice before closing the jump ring, of course.
Whether it’s a hook, stud, or hoop, you are in charge of that and it will look great!
- When you are done, it should look a lot like this the photo below! The original J. Crew earring is placed in a cord ending found in some beading sections of your craft stores. I couldn’t find it easily and if I had a hard time, I worried about everyone else, but if you are able to find the cord ending then you can use that. But I actually like it without, it gives it a more gentle feeling when compared to the original look.