ok so, today i am going to post about a few different things i found out about while surfing the net for new earrings. as many of you will know, i am slightly obsessed with earrings, and own over 40 pairs. i still know people who own more than i do, so i am allowed to call it “slightly”!
anyway. since i am partially broke (only £10 which i need for school dinners) i thought hey why dont i make my own DIY earings? that would be pretty cool, dont you think? so here are a few ideas and links to tutorials! p.s. sorry i haven’t been blogging for the past 3 days… its complicated.
Fabric Button Earrings
A bit of a throwback to the 80s, these cute button earrings can be customized with any fabric – to match your outfit or not. All you need is fabric, earring backs, a button cover kit, hot glue, pliers and this tutorial by Casa de Lewis. You may just end up making a whole bunch.
Friendship Hoop Earring
You’ve heard of friendship bracelets, perhaps you’ve even tried making them. But friendship earrings? Brilliant. In this tutorial, P.S. I Made This shows you how to turn a pair of plain hoop earrings into colorful statement pieces. We think these would make excellent gifts for your girlfriends too.
Hammered Metal Earrings
People will be amazed when you tell them that you actually made these gorgeous hammered metal earrings. They do require a bit more work than some, but it’s really very doable following these instructions by My Girlish Whims. The most intense tools you will need are a hammer, hole punch, and anvil.
Prada-inspired Rose Earrings
Some of the standout pieces of Prada‘s spring jewelry collection were necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings featuring large resin flowers and crystals. They’re retro and feminine and surprisingly easy to wear. Learn how to make a pair in this tutorial by Honestly WTF. (Also learn how to make those Dolce & Gabbana pasta earrings here.)
Hex Nut Earrings
Hex nuts are one of the DIY movement’s secret weapons, simply because they have so many uses. You would never guess this pair of dangly earrings were made from hardware store supplies. Letandas will show you how to make them, using just a few basic tools.