I eventually gave up until I saw this chain at Michaels and a light bulb went off.. I could make my earrings.
- earring hooks
- 2 pliers
Use the pliers to open the rings attaching the chain together and make two pieces of approximate equal length. Attach to earring hooks and close rings. Tadah! Takes 1 min and you have custom earrings the exact length you want. I bought the earring hooks for 2$ and the chain on sale for 1.50$.. so custom earrings for 3.50$.
I wanted a more complex look so I doubled over the chains.
|Chain from Michaels|
|Hold the ring in one set of pliers and use the other to manipulate|
|The Finished Product.. for less than 4$.|