Being able to play with different styles is what makes it fun to get dressed in the morning, and like many of you, I find it hard to pigeonhole myself into one particular fashion identity. I love combining contradictory styles, like classic with edgy. I'm not the pearl stud wearing type, nor am I one for spike earrings. But spikes and pearls together? That's a match made in my sartorial heaven, and this DIY shows how it's done. (I seem to be repeating myself: here's a pearl and spike DIY necklace from the archives).
Tools and materials:
Pearl beads (mine are from Michael's and had a slightly flat back, perfect for gluing onto something)
Earring posts and backs
Small spikes (I used small screw on tree spikes, but did not use the screws they come with)
Glue beads to earring posts. Hold in place for a few seconds, then let dry according to the directions of your glue. For tips on what tools to use when working with E6000, my favorite super glue, check out this post. You know you are a DIY-hard when you have a favorite glue.
Add a drop of glue to the spike. Make sure there is some glue not only in the small hole where the screw would normally go, but around the bottom too, so that the stud has a sticky surface to bond to on the pearl.
Glue the spike to one side of the bead and repeat for the second earring. Clean off any excess glue before it dries. Allow the earrings to dry overnight, or according to the glue's instructions, before wearing.
I love these so much, I made a pair in gold too. Happy making!
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