Here is a diagram to show you where to open the paperclip to create this triangular shape.
You are basically unbending the clip at all three of the curves. Does that make sense?
Hot glue the ends together with a dab of hot glue. Next you can start winding your cotton thread around the wire. I started out using hot glue, then I tried Liquid Stitch and liked it way more. It’s a permanent, clear drying adhesive that didn’t cause any bumps of dried hot glue along the way.
Fig 1: Winding the string around // Fig 2: Starting to wrap the string around the earring, secured with Liquid Stitch
Once you’ve wound all the way round and secured with glue, you can then take another length of string and wind around the width of the “earring” creating horizontal stripes or you can create a more messy look by creating a “net” design (see below).
Then just clamp on a pair of earring hooks.
found on evies blog