In this article, I will give you the different steps you can take in the making of Ankara earrings;
1. Cut your fabric into different sizes.
You have to start by cutting your Ankara textile into tiny vertical strips. The tiny strips of Ankara fabric should be long enough to pass through your earrings, preferably two inches wide and 17cm in length.
2. The next step is to apply glue.
You need to be careful with the type of glue you use. Make sure it is textile-friendly. Carefully apply some glue at the two edges of the Ankara strips as you’ll be folding in both edges to make the strips look attractive and nice. You need to be careful with the way you apply your gum so that it won't look rough.
3. Wrap your earrings in the Ankara fabric.
At this stage, you will have to use the tiny strips of Ankara fabric you made to wrap around your earrings and this should be done neatly to avoid ruining what you've done so far.
You have to also ensure that the wraps are very tight so that they will remain glued to the earrings. Please make sure that the edge of your Ankara fabric doesn't show and this can be done by carefully overlapping the Ankara well on the earrings.
When this is completely done, you can now cut the remaining Ankara fabric with your scissors, and your Ankara earrings are ready to be worn.
If you find it difficult to understand, you can as well watch a video showing how to make Ankara earrings online.
The truth is that you may not get a very nice earring on your very first attempt, but steady practice would definitely help you do it right.
The type of material used in making earrings is not limited to Ankara fabrics alone. You can improvise with other materials too.
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