Hi guys. Everyone has been wearing pom pom earrings recently and I really wanted some so I thought I'd give it a whirl. It's actually surprisingly easy so you could probably make them even if you're not very crafty, and they look super cute!
All you need it some wool in whatever colours you like, two earring fish hooks, some curb chain and some split rings (see second photo!). All of these things are available on eBay for like 99p so they're really inexpensive to make. The first step is to make the actual pom poms - unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the making process but I'll tell you how to do it anyway! They look really difficult to make but they are so easy!
Step 1: Okay so the easiest way to start off is to make them with a fork - this makes small pom poms but once you get the hang of it, you can find bigger objects to use! Get a really long piece of wool and begin to wrap it around the prongs of the fork. You need to wrap the fork quite tightly, and you need to do this 30-40 times.
Step 2: Once you've done this, cut the end of the wool, keeping the wool you've just wrapped in place. Then take another piece of wool (about 6 inches long) and thread it through the bottom of the fork (in the center gap) so that you can tie it around the wrapped wool. Tie it tightly! Then slide the wool off the fork.
Step 3: Take some scissors and cut all of the little loops around the edge of the pom pom. *Make sure you don't cut the two long bits of wool from when you tied the wrapped wool!* The pom pom will look quite messy, so then take your scissors and trim the strands that are sticking out so that it's a nice round shape. Then get your earring supplies!
Step 4: Attach a jump ring to one of the fish hook earrings (see photo 3!). Then measure out your curb chain, depending on how short or dangly you want your earrings to be - mine were about 12 links. Then attach the curb chain to the jump ring (see photo 4!). Finally, attach a second jump ring to the end of the chain, and then using the two long bits of wool left on your pom pom, tie the pom pom to the second jump ring. Knot it a few times and then cut the long bits of wool so it looks nice and neat. Repeat for the second pom pom and voila! Pom pom earrings!
I feel like I haven't explained that very well so you might want to look around he internet for a better explanation of how to make the actual pom poms, but that's the general idea! As I said, once you're happy with the process you can think about making different colours and sizes - I really want to make some hot pink and lime green ones! If you have any questions, comment on this post and I'll reply as soon as I can!