Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to express their huge appetite for life (and Italy) with their Spring 2012 Collection. Dresses printed with eggplants, tomatoes and hot peppers sauntered down the runway, Sophia Loren was heard singing the ever-so-cliché ”Mambo Italiano” and . . . WTF?! Pasta earrings and accessories!? What a molto bene DIY! With just a quick trip to the supermarket and bead store, these kitschy but totally fun pasta earrings are a cinch to make.
The first step is to drill holes into the pasta. Gently drill a hole into the two bottom tips of the bow-tie. Don’t worry if some chip – you’ll have a whole box to work with! After the edges are drilled, drill a hole through the center of the bow-tie. Make a few extra pieces of pasta in case any break during assembly.
Start assembling from the top by adding 3 jump rings to the bottom of the first charm. Attach an eye pin.
Thread the pin through the top of the pasta. Slide a bead onto the pin.
To create a wire wrapped loop, cinch the pliers at the base of the bead. Make a 90° bend in the wire to the left. Then wrap the wire around the right side of the pliers to create a loop. Pull the pliers out, pinch the loop, and tightly wind the wire clockwise around the base of the loop one or two times.
Using wire cutters, trim away any extra wire. There are now three places to attach charms.
Connect the charms in any pattern or sequence using jump rings.
An optional step is to glue little black beads to the middle of the charms. Glue the flat post to the backside of the top of the earring.
Repeat the steps for the 2nd earring and your pair is finished! Fun, right?
(top image via Style.com, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)