DIY Rhinestone Earrings

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!So I totally have a thing for rhinestones. Any color, any size, and on any surface, you name it. I can’t get enough! After making these clips to go in my hair, I decided to use the leftovers to make some earrings. Because you can never have too many fun accessories, right? Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: rhinestones, E-6000 glue, earring posts, scissors, felt or plastic backing

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!I personally like the pop of yellow on the side of my earrings (from the felt), but if you don’t, use clear plastic instead for your backing. It doesn’t have to be fancy, any scrap piece will do.

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!Start by mapping out your design. Once you have your earrings picked out, add a dab of E-6000 glue to the back of your rhinestones and place in position on the felt.

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!Once dry, trim away the felt, the smaller and sharper the scissors, the better. Glue on your earring backs and let dry completely.

Bada boom– just like that, you have new earrings!

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!These have instantly become some of my favorite earrings and I can’t wait to make more! What about you? Would you ever wear statement jewelry this loud or do you prefer simpler/classic pieces?

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!

Update your wardrobe in a half hour with these diy rhinestone earrings!

 

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

Time: 1 hour
Materials
oven-bake clayclay rollershaped cuttergold spray paintE-6000 glueearring studsbaking sheetwax paper

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

As much as I love earrings, I somehow ALWAYS lose them. Since it’s a pretty nasty (and expensive) habit, I’m attempting to make more of my own. Using oven-bake clay is not only cost efficient, but also easy and fun! And with several cutter shapes and paint options to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

DIY Clay Heart Earrings | The Crafted Life

Cut of a chunk of clay from your block and start mending in your hands. Try to remove all lumps and air bubbles by rolling it back in forth between your fingers.

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

Next, roll out your clay on wax paper, making sure it’s even all the way through. If the clay is uneven, your earrings will be too.

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

Just like you would with cookie dough, punch out your shape then transfer onto a baking sheet. Don’t transfer with the wax paper because it will burn when you bake it.

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

Bake in the oven at 275° for 15 minutes. Let cool, then paint. Once the paint is dry, apply the earring backs with E-6000 glue and let dry fully overnight. Earrings will be wearable in the morning!

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

DIY Clay Heart Earrings

Button Earrings

Time: 5 minutes + dry time
Materials: vintage buttons, e-6000 glueearring postsjewelry clippers

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

In honor of Labor Day, I decided to do a project that requires little time and effort, but that still produces great results.

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Use your jewelry clippers and snip off the back loop of the button.

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Apply a dap of E-6000 glue (super glue should work as well), position your earring post and let dry. Once the glue is completely dry, they’re ready to wear!

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted LifeDIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Clay Earrings

Time: 45 minutes+ overnight dry
Materials: clay, paint, earring posts, E-6000 glue, wax paper, xacto knife

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life
1. Working on wax paper, cut your clay in to even sized strips.

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life
2. In your hands, roll your strips into balls.

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life
3. Using the xacto knife, cut the balls into your desired shape. Keep in mind that you wont be able to make any changes after baking.

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life
4. Bake in the oven at 275° for approximately 12 minutes. Follow the specific instructions for the type of clay you buy.

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life
5. Paint and decorate! I used acrylic paint and a gold Sharpie paint pen. Once dry, apply the post with the E-6000 glue. Let dry overnight.

DIY Clay Earrings | The Crafted Life