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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fashion For The Ages ~ Make & Wear Pom Pom Earrings

This summer it is all about the statement earring. Pom pom earrings are particularly popular.

This post will show how to create both clip and pierced styles.

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But first, I’ll let you in on a little secret. In regards to trends I have reached an age where I now always ask myself “Am I too old?” This is based on a fear of looking like mutton dressed as lamb (a way of describing an older woman who is dressed in a style that is much more suitable for a younger woman).

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I always strive to be kind so therefore I am not going to present a real life example of mutton crimes but instead bring you the “Absolutely Fabulous” characters of Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone. Rainie - So Fabulous & also So Funny, they had it all                                                                                                                                                      More:

These “ladies” are well known for falling into the undesirable mutton/lamb category.

GRS says:  Look at her, with the pink stockings and that rock chk skirt...LOVE her as Edina Monsoon.:

   However, I think in terms of statement earrings you can wear them at any age.  

You just need to feel comfortable to be confident.

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  There are numerous tutorials on how to create pom~pom earrings on Pinterest.  

I read thru a few and got a general idea of the tools and supplies needed. They included jewelry pliers and clamps, jump rings, ear wires/clips and other jewelry findings. Most of these things I already had on hand.

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You’ll also need some pom poms. I actually found ours attached to a scarf from a thrift store. But you can also make your own pom poms from yarn, or purchase them at sites such as HERE and HERE.

For the shorter style:

I simply pushed a long jewelry pin through the poms, added a few separators and decorative beads. The end of the pin was crimped into a circle that an “O” ring was attached to.

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The “O” ring was then joined to the pre made ear wire and clamped closed.

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For the longer style:

The same steps were used to create each individual pom.

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The only difference is that each “O” ring was attached to the jewelry finding at the bottom of each pom to join it to the next.

The row of poms was then attached to a clip earring base.

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The longer, shoulder grazing, style was preferred by Lou who does not have pierced ears.

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I preferred the shorter style as I am not as eager to draw attention to my neck but would rather have the focus be on my jawline.

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Each set of earrings took about 40 minutes to create and cost under $10. Lou, the fashion genius, styled both looks for the photo shoot.

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Fashion For The Ages.

Laura +Lou

Linking to:

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Simply LKJ said...

Super cute. I think hair length kinda dictates what I wear.

Jeanie said...

I might be more mutton and lamb on this one but they're really cute ones and they are so unique and colorful -- very summer! They'd be cute at Christmas, too!

Organized and Simplified said...

Laura, you're just beautiful! And stop calling yourself old! You look so young.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

So cute! I love them.

Sarah said...

Super cute! And you are not old!
Enjoy the carefree days ahead without textbooks and finals. ;-)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Those are super cute earrings and you both look great in them. Thanks for showing how to make them.

Marilyn said...

Cute, especially for the summer!

Personally, if something makes you smile, go for it! Age is merely a unit of measure. It doesn't take into account vitality, curiosity, and the pure joy of living.

You look great in them and should make more!!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Our Hopeful Home said...

They're fabulous summer accessories! I create jewelry but never made these. But maybe I should!? xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

angelos said...

A dear friend, who died at age 95, always wore and was known for her statement earrings. At her 90th birthday party, her friends gave her an "Earring Tree" adorned with many, many pairs of statement earrings. She loved it and wore all of them. I believe we are often too concerned about what others "might think." If it fits your personal style and you enjoy it--wear it!

Celestina Marie said...

Aren't these the cutest!! You and your daughter look adorable!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Endless possibilities~~ like white for winter snowballs!! Have a great weekend and wonderful 4th of July ahead. xo

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Both of you are absolutely adoreable. I love this post.

Our Hopeful Home said...

Love them all! Too cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home