How to Make Dainty DIY Pearl Bow Earrings Using a Dinner Fork

Curly Made
by Curly Made
6 Materials
15 Minutes

In this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to make your own pearl bow earrings. They are beautifully delicate and feminine, and of course, you can make the bow in any color you like.

These DIY earrings are very simple to make, and there’s an added bonus in this tutorial with a gem of a trick for making bows. So let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Pearl beads
  • Headpins
  • Earring wires
  • Ribbon
  • Pliers
  • Dinner fork
Making bows with a fork

1. Make your earring bows

Cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the tines of a fork once, then insert the end of the ribbon between the middle 2 tines from front to back.

How to use a fork to make a bow

Now you have your basic bow shape. 

Tying a knot on a fork

Pull the right tail of the bow back through the center of the fork from front to back, and you’ve made your knot.

Making a bow on a fork

Turn the fork around and, at the back of the fork, tightly tie another knot.

Miniature bow

Slide the bow off of the fork and trim the ends to about 1-inch in length.

Stringing the pearl and bow together

2. String the pearl and bow together

Slide a pearl bead onto a headpin. 

Using a headpin to pierce the bow

Use the headpin to gently pierce the bow in the center of the knot. Slide the bow onto the headpin, with the bottom of the bow closest to the pearl.

Cutting the headpin

3. Finish your pearl bow earrings

Cut the headpin, leaving enough to create a loop for your earring.

Bending the headpin with pliers

Use pliers to bend the remaining end of the headpin into a loop.

Inserting the loop into the earing wire

Insert the headpin loop into the earring wire. 

Closing the headpin loop

Then use pliers to close the headpin loop around the earring wire.

Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the second earring.

DIY pearl bow earrings

DIY pearl bow earrings tutorial

Make these DIY pearl bow earrings in as many colors as you want, and enjoy wearing them with all your outfits. Please remember to leave a comment to let me know how you liked this DIY pearl earring tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Pearl beads
  • Headpins
  • Earring wires
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