While you may have seen some DIY projects of fishbone earrings and fishbone bracelets wrapped with thread and string, we like to think these earrings are a fun combination of the two. Add a swingy tassel and you’ve got a great pair of summer earrings!

Tools and Materials:

  • Fishbone chain
  • Embroidery thread
  • Earring hooks
  • Jewelry pliers


Cut a piece of the fishbone chain. Tie an 8 to 10 inch piece of embroidery thread halfway to the top of the chain. Wrap the thread in between the “ribs” of the chain.

Pull the thread through the last link of the chain, then loop through the chain but leave the string loose.

Cut another piece of embroidery thread and knot tightly around the loop. Trim to make a tassel. If you want to make the knot extra secure, seal with a dab of glue or clear nail polish. Repeat to make a second wrapped earring.

Open up the loops of the ear hooks with the pliers, then close around the top link of the earrings.