DIY: Pearl and Spike Earrings

DSCN5069Happy Friday Guys! Weekend is finally here and am I glad to see it. The weather here is off again on again. One day its warm then the next day freezing!! This type of weather if very rare, especially this time of year, in Texas. I’m usually basking in sunlight packing up my boots and getting out my sandals! Well cheers to the weekend and this super quick DIY to add some pizzazz to a pair of pearl earrings!

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Things you need:
◾Pearl earrings
◾Push-on backs
◾Pliers
◾2 spikes
◾2 Meduim jump rings
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Step 1. Open up your jump ring with your pliers
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Step 2. Take your earring back and slide your jump ring through both loops.  Don’t they remind you of Mickey Mouse Ears!
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Step 3. Slide on your spike. Close jump ring with your pliers.
DSCN5054Step 4. Repeat steps on 2nd earring back

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DIY: Turn your earrings into a Statement Necklace

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Isn’t it frustrating when you have the perfect project in mind but can’t find the needed supplies? It happens to me all the time. Hobby Lobby, where I get most of my craft supplies, offers a large selection of all sorts of crafting stuff but limited amounts of each. I may need a certain chain or rhinestone or charm but if I’m not ordering from online from somewhere unknown then better luck next time! Today I want to show you how you can turn cheap store bought accessories into the supplies you need. First, always shop the clearance section. You don’t want so spend a lot of money on an item you are going to cut or tare apart. Look for items that can be easily taken apart and that are not welded together. If you look at most your earrings or necklaces, the pieces are usually connected together by jumps rings. This is the second thing you want to check for. Look for items that have loops or openings that can fit a jump ring.  In this DIY I will show you how to take a inexpensive pair of earrings and turn it into to a statement necklace. Check out the tutorial below!

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Things you need:

  • 2 sets of cheap earrings
  • Jump rings in all sizes
  • Chain
  • Pliers
  • Plier cutters

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If you have earrings that have a post, like mine, cut off the stem with plier cutters on all your earrings.

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Then with your pliers take apart all your earrings. These earring where just attached with a jump ring so I all I had to do was open up the jump ring and unattach the bottom half.

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When you have all pieces apart arrange in a pattern you like. You can connect each piece to a chain or connect them all together, there are so many possibilities! First, I connected mine to the chain that was pictured in the things you need  list, but I really didn’t like the chain so I changed the chain and came up with this design. I suggest you play around a bit with your pieces until you settle on a layout. Then connect your pieces together with jump rings. I used several different sizes to get all the parts together.

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Done! My statement earrings are now a beautiful statement necklace. The earrings I purchased happened to be on sale. I paid $4 bucks total for both pairs. So when you can’t find the supplies your looking for search the  jewelry clearance section!

DIY: Earr Cuff

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Am I the only one that has been wanting to try an over the top ear cuff?  I have spotted them in just about every magazine and on some the most stylish celebrities.  I finally had an Ahh….. HaH moment while in JoAnns fabrics store, when I came across the perfect sparkly object to make my beautiful cuff.  Check out what I came up with below!

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Things You Need:

  • E 6000 glue
  • Black finger nail polish
  • Gemstone cluster embellishment you can get here
  • Wire cutters
  • Ear clips

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First, take your wire cutters to cut out the middle stone. I thought three big gems where just too much so I cut out the middle gem.

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Once you have the middle gem removed grab your nail polish and paint the clear gems black. Give them about two coats. If you want to keep them clear then just skip this step.

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Put a good amount of glue on your ear clips and attach the first one to the bottom gem with the clip facing to the left.  Glue the second clip to the top gem with the clasp facing inward too. Examine the  picture above and be sure to glue them the exact same way.

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Done!  If all black doesn’t suit you pick a different color and nail polish can be easily removed with nail polish remover so you change the colors at any time!

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What do you think about the ear cuff trend. Will you be adding a least one cuff to your jewelry box?

DIY: Spike Earrings

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I Wanted to add some pizazz to my more then less boring hoop earrings. I spotted some spike hoops while flipping through a magazine, which I can’t remember which one out of the hundreds that I own, but the price tag was not within reason for my wallet. The earrings  had spikes on the outside and inside of the earring. So this is me trying to re-create some similar for half the price and just as fashionable.  Check out the steps below!

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Things you need

  • Hoop Earrings in silver or gold
  • E-6000 Use LOCTITE super glue
  • Spikes ( I used sew on spikes)

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When purchasing your earrings you want to make sure it is flat around and wide enough to fit your spikes around it.  First, you want to apply a dab of glue to the back of your spike.  I have the E6000 glue pictured above, but during the process I switched to super glue.  It seemed to worked much better for this project.

DSCN1671Glue the spike to the earring make sure to leave space between each one.  I didn’t measure the distance I kinda just eyeballed it as I went along.

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Continue to add spikes all the way around. You can alternate silver and gold or just stick to one color.

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Once the outer portion is finished start adding some spikes to the inside of your earring. Remember to leave space between them and glue them all the way around. When your finished with the first earring grab the match and repeat all steps. Use the first earring as your guide so both pair will be identical.

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Give the glue about an hour to dry before wearing.