8/22/11

Cheapalicious DIY: Basketball Wives- inspired hoop earrings


I decided to make a pair of earrings inspired by the hoops that the ladies of VH1's Basketball Wives wear.  Their earrings can be found at online boutique, Poparazzi, but they're currently out of stock.  Not to mention that those babies are $55, and I don't want to put that kind of a dent in my wallet (at least, not for a pair of earrings).  Here's my very easy DIY version of them.


Materials used:
  • hoop earrings:  Again, I went to Citi Trends and purchased this three-pack for only $2.49, but you can use any gold hoops that you have laying around.  Whatever size you like is totally up to you, but I prefer huge hoops.  The bigger, the better.
  • rhinestone encrusted spacers/beads (not sure what the exact name of these are):  I purchased mine from Ebay seller, Good Buy Bead.  For $10.99, I got 100 spacers, but I'm sure you can find these from any craft store.  I used a 10mm spacer, and if I would've gotten a smaller size, they wouldn't have fit through my earring.


closeup of  spacer/bead


I used about twenty spacers on each hoop, but I think I'm going to add more.  What do you think?

***update***  I've added about ten more spacers to each hoop (for a total of 60 spacers).  Here's the result:




16 comments:

Patrice said...

Very cute idea! I think I am going to try it out! Thx :)

Fefe said...

I love love LOVE these! Im totally gonna have to make some. I cant wait. Thanks a lot!!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea!!! I will be stalking Good Bead TO.DAY!!!!

Niki Cheapskate said...

thanks everyone! i forgot to mention that if you do plan on ordering the beads from good buy bead, they're based out of hong kong. it took about two weeks for my beads to get here. just a heads up.

The Fashion Outlier said...

WOW that is so creative and wallet-friendly!! Can't wait to try that!!

Rai said...

Great idea! These are so cheap to make yet people are selling them for over $100. O.o

Ronesha said...

I actually make and sell those, because I wasnt about to spend $55 bucks for them.

Niki Cheapskate said...

thanks ladies! yea, i can't see myself paying that kind of money for some earrings.

@ronesha do you have a link to the ones that you make?

Cherrie J. said...

Those are great!! You have definitely inspired me to make some of my own! LOVE it!

-Cherrie <3
CherrieAmore.com

LJ said...

love it!

Coco said...

Lovely!

JustGlamMiami said...

Order these and more at www.justglammiami.com earrings starting at $15.00

MrsWardy88 said...

I loooovvveeee it! I'm emailing you as we speak!

Curly Chic said...

They are hot!!!!! I might have to try it out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, this will be a lot cheaper then what the beauty supply and all other stores are selling them for.

Shar said...

These are gorgeous!!! Definitely inspired my to try to make my own....

@ Niki Cheapskate Ronesha's products can be found at Vivacious Ro's Earrings and Things on Facebook.....

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