September 24, 2012

DIY Marni Style Jeweled Clip-on Earrings

You know I love me some Marni. Time and time again, Consuelo Castiglioni rolls out the best accessories that epitomize a I-don't-take-myself-too-seriously attitude and are both fun and funky. These earrings are no exception. The $400 price tag, however, isn't so fun. You know where I'm going with this... so here is one of my favorite DIY projects lately.

(earring images from Marni and Net-A-Porter)

Tools and Materials:
Nail polish, in two colors
Plastic jewels
Clip on earring backs (or earring backs of your choice)
Black leather
Strong glue
Scrap paper and pencil

If your jewel's aren't colorful, or if you want to customize the color scheme, paint your jewels with nail polish and let dry.

Apply a second coat of polish if necessary.

While the polish dries, sketch out the shape of the earring back on paper. 

Cut out the paper shape, and trace onto the leather. Cut out two pieces, one for each earring.

Once the nail polish is dry, use the super glue to affix the jewels to the leather and allow to dry. Touch up any spots on the jewels-- I went back and added a drop to the holes in the jewels that you can see below.

Glue earring backs onto the back of the leather, letting the glue dry over night.


  1. Lovely and quite like the Marni ones...!

  2. so cute! I need to make a pendant now, me thinks
    ♥ Meghan, The Flight of Fancy

  3. Amazing! such an easy & cheap DIY, thanks for sharing!!
    Big kisses from Barcelona, this week I'm on a very special collar Giveaway, come in and participate if you feel like :)

    DIY & unique pieces

  4. uuuw so sweet honey:)I'm going to do.

  5. ooooh are those mine?!

  6. Those are super cute and colorful earrings! Now you've got me thinking of all the fun things I could make with painted plastic rhinestones... :)

    1. I'd love to see what you come up with!

  7. They turned out super cute! Pinning!

  8. Wow! What a great look-alikey you made Erin!

    I also like to put nail polish on crystals. I particularly like ones which have no reflective grey backing on one side - just pure crystal. Then you can polish the back and the tint gets magnified by the crystal.


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