If you catch me on a normal weekday, chances are I’m in some variation of the same outfit: skinny jeans, low-heeled booties, and a comfortable, cozy top. Simple jewelry, nothing fancy. Every once in a while, I get to go to events that give me the chance to get a little fancy with myself. In those instances, I almost always have a pretty good idea of the look I want and can pull an outfit together pretty easily. But I invariably get hung up on accessories — I don’t have a huge collection of jewelry, so I have to go hunt down something to finish off the look. It’s usually pretty easy to run out to one of my favorite boutiques and grab something, but sometimes, what I want just isn’t there.
Last month, this exact scenario played out as I was pulling my act together to head out to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. Alt Summit is THE blogging conference for design, fashion, food, photography — and the rooms are jam packed with amazing bloggers ranging from huge VIPs to new bloggers like myself. I wanted to look GOOD. I knew exactly what I wanted to wear, but could NOT find the right earrings. So, what did I do? I made ‘em. In the airport. On the way to Salt Lake City. And yes, I got a LOT of funny looks, but it was worth it. You may have seem this photo if you follow DIY Network on Instagram.
That’s me, crafting away on a layover. But the earrings turned out great and I got a ton of compliments on them, so I’m here today to show you how you can DIY a chic pair of custom earrings for your next high fashion to-do.