Design Idea 73MQ Earrings

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Have you heard of "Basketball Wives" earrings? Style-conscious consumers across the globe are courting these over-the-top beaded hoop earrings made famous by the women featured on the VH1 reality television series, "Basketball Wives." The "Basketball Wives" are known for their big personalities and setting fashion trends--especially with their big earrings.

Design Idea 73AH Earrings The great news is you don't have to be romantically linked to a professional basketball player to sport this slam dunk style. The reality is these earrings are easy and affordable to make yourself and can be adapted to reflect any style. Here's how to create your own "Basketball Wives" inspired earrings for on-trend sales, gifts and your own star-quality statement.
Simply start with earring hoops or beading hoops (the larger the better) and "bling" them out with big beads and rondelles. Find a wide selection of Dione® large-hole beads for a style that only looks expensive and includes rhinestones, Swarovski crystal, cubic zirconia, Czech pressed glass and more. Dribble in rhinestone rondelle beads, stardust beads and metal bead spacers for a luxurious appearance. Design Idea A96H Earrings
Design Idea BA58 Earrings Want to tone down the trend? Design with wood rondelle beads, DioneĀ® gemstone beads and metal rondelle beads for a more tribal and naturally inspired feel. "Basketball Wives" earrings can be designed in any color or style, based on the bead selection, to match a multitude of looks from holidays and special occasions to casual or beach attire.
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