How to make: jewellery with dip dyed fringes

Some things take a bit longer, but then they turn out really good.

For example with this jewellery combo. I made them one night when I was struggling to fall asleep – I got up again and made some easy jewellery instead.

I made this jewellery out of plain brass rings…not very fancy and somehow not convincing. But I also didn’t disassemble them to use the material for something else. They were just hanging there in my crafting room.

And suddenly I had this awesome idea to add some colour with dip dyed fringes…you may have noticed that I really enjoy dip dying right know…so it turns out that this was the perfect addition to this plain jewellery set.

I really like it. Even the bright pink, which is usually not my colour…that much. Strangely I end up with pink stuff a lot. Maybe I have to change my attitude to pink…?

 

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That showed me one more time that if you don’t know how/what to do with something, you just need to give it time and forget about it. The perfect idea will come.

So this is another addition to my collection of ideas for personal Christmas presents. If they remind you about summer and pool party, please remember, here in South Africa the summer is just about to start and Christmas will be hot and sunny – something I still have to get used to.

 

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You need:

earrings and necklace dip dyed fringe material

 

Material for dip dying yarn:

  • white yarn – I used No 8 crochet cotton
  • glas bowl
  • skewer
  • fabric dye
  • scissors

Material for earrings:

  • 2 earring hooks
  • 2 big jump rings (∅ 12 mm / ½″)
  • 2 brass rings (∅ 30 mm / 1¼″)
  • pliers

Material for necklace:

  • closed chain approx. 80 cm / 32″
  • 2 big jump rings (∅ 12 mm / ½″)
  • 1 small jump ring
  • 1 brass ring (∅ 30 mm / 1¼″)
  • pliers

 

HOW TO MAKE the dip dyed fringes:

1. Cut 33 pieces of yarn each 20 cm / 8″ long (11 each for earrings and 11 for necklace).

2. Prepare the dye bath in the bowl (follow the instructions of your specific dye). Fold the pieces of yarn in half and hang them over the skewer into the bowl. Make sure approx. 4 cm / 1½″ are covered with the dye solution.

step dip dye yarn

3. Leave it in as long as instructions state, then remove yarn and let dry.

 

HOW TO MAKE the earrings:

1. Take 11 pieces of dip dyed yarn and knot them onto the brass ring:

step knot yarn to ring2. Open the big jump ring with the pliers and attach it to the brass ring and to the earring hook. Repeat with other earring. Done.

step assembling

 

HOW TO MAKE the necklace:

1. Take 11 pieces of dip dyed yarn and knot them onto the brass ring:

step knot yarn to ring2. Open the big jump ring with the pliers and attach it to the brass ring and to the second big jump ring (1.). Connect the second ring big jump ring and the chain with the small jump ring (2.).

step assembling necklace

Done is the colourful earring & necklace combo.

 

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