March 6, 2013

DIY Lulu Frost Style Earrings




As promised, the first of my sparkly tutorials for the month! Let me preface this: I am ridiculously excited about this DIY.  So excited, that on the day the supplies came in the mail, I was walking home in a hangry (hungry+angry) mood, found this rhinestone closure finally waiting in my mailbox, and was instantly happy-fied.

I've long lusted after Lulu Frost's jewelry. I absolutely love the way Lisa Salzer uses vintage materials for inspiration and in one-of-a-kind pieces, like her Deco earrings. I tried the Beach Break earrings when I borrowed a pair through Rent the Runway for the inaugural ball, but was so sad to send them back. I had to make my own.



Tools and materials:
Rhinestone buckle/closure or dress clips (my exact purchase is here, but there are so many vintage options on Etsy or Ebay that you can make a truly unique pair. Just remember these tips from my post on online supply shopping!)
Gold chain (about 6 inches)
2 French ear wires
2 jump rings
4 eye pins
Jewelry glue and toothpick
Jewelry pliers and wire clippers



Since I was using a rhinestone closure, my first step was to break off any unnecessary parts from the back of the buckle.




Next, cut 4 1.5-inch pieces of your chain. Attach two pieces to one of the ear wires with a jump ring, and open up the eye pin loops to hook onto the other ends of the chain.

Trim down your eye pins, then glue onto the back of the buckle or clips. Be sure to do so that your ear wires face the right direction. If your closure or clips allows for it, you could also attach the rhinestone piece to the chain with jump rings hooked through the clips and skip gluing eye pins altogether.


Allow everything to dry overnight. This is especially important as the glue needs to be strong enough to secure the heavier buckle or clip.




28 comments:

  1. Seriously, these are gorgeous! I want to grow my hair back out just to make a pair and wear them!

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    1. Aw, shucks! Thank you! You could rock these with your cute cut-- short or not!

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  2. I love what you did here! They are perfect!!

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  3. These look so pretty on you! Really good tutorial and project. I went to your Lulu Frost link and the Deco bracelets also look like a really good potential DIY. Posted the top photo of your finished earrings and a link back to your blog on truebluemeandyou.

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    1. Thank you sooo much! I agree-- you could make beautiful necklaces or bracelets using Lulu Frost as an inspiration. It's all so stunning!

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  4. Looks stunning! I love the gold chain. Thanks for sharing Erin!

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    1. Thanks so much, Beckie! I love the gold with the silver sparkle too.

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  5. So beautiful, Erin! You did a great job, and I love that you used a vintage buckle, it makes them that much more special :)
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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  6. Gorgeous! Great job!
    - Aimee
    SwellMayde.com

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  7. These are so gorgeous Erin! I can't wait for more sparkly tutorials!

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  8. it's amazing:)

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  9. that is lovely....

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  10. So clever! And gorgeous! I must try making these. Thanks for the tutorial! xx

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    1. Happy to share! Thanks for reading!

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  11. These look just as good as the real pair. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you like!

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  12. Cute.

    I love this new trend of earrings on chains.

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  13. Well done! I love them and plus, it's super easy ;)

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