Jhumka earrings have been a traditional jewelry piece in India for centuries. These earrings are
characterised by their bell-shaped design, which makes them look elegant and stylish. Silk thread
jhumkas, in particular, have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their unique and
colourful designs. In this blog, we will walk you through the process of making DIY silk thread
● Silk thread (in various colors)
● Earring hooks
● Jhumka base
● Fabric glue
● Beads (optional)
Step 1: Prepare the Jhumka Base
To start, take the jhumka base and apply a small amount of fabric glue to the bottom of the base.
You can start by wrapping the Silk thread around a cardboard frame and cut it in between to get multiple threads (this makes the process faster and easier). Stick the silk thread(multiple) to the base and start wrapping it around the base tightly. Make sure to keep the thread neat and tight as you wrap it around the base.
Step 2: Add the Silk Thread Layers
Once you have wrapped the base completely, cut off the silk thread and secure the end with a drop of
glue. Now, take a new color of silk thread and start wrapping it around the base, making sure to keep
the thread tight and neat. Repeat this step with various colors of silk thread until you have achieved
the desired look. You can experiment with different color combinations to create a unique and
Step 3: Create the Jhumka Shape
Once you have wrapped the base with various colors of silk thread, it's time to create the bell-shaped
jhumka. Hold the base in one hand and start wrapping the silk thread around your fingers in a
circular motion, creating a loop. Make sure to wrap the thread tightly to ensure that the jhumka
maintains its shape. Keep wrapping until you have a sufficient number of loops, then tie the end of
the thread tightly to secure the loops in place.
Step 4: Attach the Earring Hooks
Now that you have created the jhumka shape, it's time to attach the earring hooks. Take the earring
hooks and open the loop using pliers. Slide the loop through the small hole at the top of the jhumka,
and then close the loop using pliers. Make sure the loop is securely closed so that the jhumka
doesn't fall off.
Step 5: Add the Beads (optional)
To add a little extra flair to your jhumka earrings, you can add beads to the bottom of the jhumka.
Simply thread the beads onto a piece of silk thread and tie it securely to the bottom of the jhumka.
Congratulations! You have successfully created your DIY silk thread jhumka jewelry. These earrings
are perfect for adding a pop of color and style to any outfit. You can experiment with different color
combinations and bead patterns to create a personalised look. Give it a try and show off your new
jhumka earrings to your friends and family!