March 18, 2013

DIY Skull and Crystal Earrings



It's another addition of let's-glue-things-to-posts-and-make-earrings DIY (like here and here). Inspired by the skull and crystal earrings such as these from Iosselliani and this pair from Bing Bang, these DIY earrings are teeny-tiny but make a big statement.






Tools and materials:
Super glue and toothpick for applying the glue
2 small skull beads (I used this pair of pewter finish 7mm beads. Tip-- Look for beads with a small hole on the top. You don't want a gaping hole in your skull)
2 small rhinestone navettes in setting roughly the same size/width of your beads (I used these 10mm by 5mm sew-ons. Navette is the same shape as marquis cut, but a term usually for gems other than diamond.)
2 small earring posts with 4mm cup (the cup shape fits better to the bead than a flat back) and earring backs





It's really as simple as 1, 2, 3. Add a drop of glue to the jaw of the skull bead and press the top of the navette into the glue. Let dry, the glue on the earring post. Repeat for the second earring and make sure they dry thoroughly before wearing. 

3 comments:

  1. that is such a cute and simple DIY! I love it!!
    www.citystylecountrysmile.com

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  2. I love them Erin! simple but stunning. xoxo
    Julieta

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  3. Really love these - and how easy they are, and that you post links to supply sources. I posted a finished photo of your earrings and a link back to you on my Tumblr truebluemeandyou blog. It's now a featured DIY on Tumblr.

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