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DIY Ear Cuff

diyearcuff_webOur generation tends to want all the fun without any of the commitment. While this usually has less-than-desirable consequences, on rare occasions we can get away scot-free. This is why we are obsessed with ear cuffs. As low-maintenance, simple jewelry pieces, they can add edge to your outfit without the permanence of an actual piercing. Are you too noncommittal to even invest in this trend? Read on to learn how to transform a simple paperclip into your new go-to accessory.

All you will need for this project is a paperclip (or many) and a pair of round-nose pliers. First, take your small paperclip and manually straighten out the wire. Use round-nose pliers to create a swirl on either end of the paperclip wire. Be patient, as this process may take some time to perfect. Then, use the pliers to create a thin zigzag shape with the remaining middle portion of the wire. Finally, again using the pliers, curve the swirl shape into a semicircle. This will be the part that fits around your ear. Feel free to personalize your cuff with your own design!