DIY friendship bracelet hoop earrings

There's two times a year I get super crafty- Spring and around Christmas time. The weather has been warmer than usual this time of year and is tricking us all into thinking Spring is actually here already. Anyways, I had an urge to make friendship bracelets like I used to make when I was little, but knew I wouldn't actually wear one around my wrist when it was complete (I hate the feeling of things on my wrists), so decided to take the idea and mix it up a little. Since my ears are stretched, I rarely get to buy or make fun "normal" earrings, but with hoops, both I can wear them, and anyone with a regular ear piercing can wear them too.

What you'll need: Thin (cheap) hoop earrings. I found these in a box at my house by you can get them from Walmart or Claire's. Scissors, and two colors of embroidery thread. Cost: Under $5!

Start by cutting two pieces of embroidery thread in your chosen colors that are the same length, and longer then you think you'll need. I chose two different shades of aqua- one lighter, one darker. Tie the two pieces of string together and push the point of the earring through the knot. Then, start knotting your "friendship bracelet" pattern over the hoop. You can either hold the hoop inbetween your legs which is easiest, or make a little jig to hold the hoop so your hands are free to knot.

Keep each thread on its same side the entire time (ie- light aqua on the left, dark on the right). Knot each thread one at a time...

Pull each know fairly tight and pushed up against the previous knot. Be sure to switch off colored strings knotting one at a time, an then switching to the next.

The finished hoops, close up

Wear and enjoy!