January 6, 2014

DIY Rhinestone Earrings


One evening last month I made these earrings for a coworker for Christmas. While I didn't take any photos of the process, I did manage to take a shot of them finished to share with you.  I'll do my best to explain the steps, and the materials I used (or the next closest thing) are listed below too.

Tools and materials:
10mm earring posts and backs (the larger size of earring back is pretty important, as it stabilizes the rest of the earring. You could use smaller sizes, but it may not be as secure)
4 mm rhinestone cup chain (how much chain depends on the size of the rhinestone in the center, but should be about a few inches)
A toothpick for applying the glue and small piece wax paper to work on
2 rhinestones for the center of the earrings (The exact ones I used I have not found online. There are similar results for colorful, acrylic rhinestones in setting available online like here . You could also paint a cheap rhinestone, such as from broken jewelry or a scrapbooking decal, with your choice of nail polish)

1) To make the earrings, position and measure the rhinestone chain around the focal (pink) rhinestone and trim with wire clippers.
2) Working on a piece of wax paper for easy clean up, use a toothpick to apply the glue around the sides of the focal rhinestone, and press the rhinestone chain into the glue, wrapping around the focal rhinestone. 
3) Let dry on the wax paper for a few minutes, then gently peel the earring off and flip over. Apply a small blob of glue onto the back of the rhinestones, and attach the earring post to the back. Let dry overnight.  

8 comments:

  1. These are amazing! x

    www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Thank for sharing.

    http://blog.kathlou.com/

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  3. Ashley P.5:50 PM

    They are beautiful. You're very talented. I'm fairly new to your blog and I adore it!

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  4. I bought some earrings similar to these a few months ago and lost one, I was so bummed. I love these DIY ones, so pretty! I'll have to try this thanks for sharing :)
    Sammiey
    raindropsandkisses.blogspot.com

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  5. oh I want them! So cute

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  6. So pretty! The tutorial seems pretty straightforward too, I'd definitely like to try it!

    xo, Ashleigh @ Fashion in Flight

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