September 11, 2013

DIY Cabochon Earrings

Earlier this week I shared my latest inspiration-- cabochons! I made a simple pair using components I bought on Etsy (links below). I chose lapis lazuli, my favorite gemstone as of late, but there are so many colors out there to chose from. Here's how I made them!

Tools and materials:
Brass blanks
Brass bezels (to fit 10mm cab)
Cabochons (10mm)
Earring posts
Strong glue

To make the earrings, put a blob of glue on a disposable surface for easy clean up. Use a toothpick to put a dab of glue in the bezel, the press the cabochon in the glue. Add another drop the the blank, and attach the bezel and cab. Let dry. Finally, add a drop of glue to attach the earring post.

Since these earrings are made with unfinished brass, they will tarnish over time.  You can use these tips to clean the brass jewelry (just be sure to avoid the cabochon).


  1. Love these! And the tips for cleaning brass are super helpful too. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Very art deco. These are really great. Must try!

  3. So cute! Looks pretty simple too!

  4. I find them just wonderful! The y remind me to aztec jewerelly! Love them! You have great ideas!

  5. Wow!
    Love those earrings, so cool!

  6. Hi, Erin! Those are stunning! Very Art Deco and look totally vintage.

  7. easy to make yet looks vintage great combo


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