DIY Quirky Studded Earrings-3 Simple Steps to Apply to Anything!

Just a few tutorials that are quick, easy, and fun! Each earring requires JUST 3 STEPS. You can make anything into a stud earring, here’s something to inspire those who are feeling the need to spice up their accessories.

What you will need:

-E-6000 Glue

-Stud Backings

-Earrings: two pieces of similar bismuth crystals, two matching buttons, two matching stud pieces

How to:

Let’s start with bismuth crystal studded earrings

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Find two bismuth crystals similar in size. Grab a stud and some E-6000. Apply a small dab to the stud and press it to the crystal. Leave it to dry and be sure it doesn’t shift while drying! Easy as that!

Want some bold studded stud earrings? Here’s how:

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Bend the tails of the stud inward as far as possible. Add a dab of E-6000 and attach stud backing!

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I think you get the picture! Find something AWESOME that you want to rock, grab some stud backings and some E-6000 and VOILA! New earrings! We also made button earrings using some fancy vintage buttons. Below are all of the final pics of the earrings! Happy Crafting!

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DIY Wednesday: Wire Wrapped Earrings

Wire wrapping is something that I’ve been playing around with for a few weeks now. I love wrapping crystals to make pendants and pushing the boundaries to see what I am capable of. While playing around with wire the other night, I fashioned some wire wrapped earrings quite easily! This post is to help any new wire wrappers out there and I hope to inspire some awesome jewelry creations! In addition to these earrings, all of my wire wrapped jewelry is available in my Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcyclellc.

DIY Wire Wrapped Earrings

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What you will need:

Wire -for this project I used 20 gauge bronze craft wire

The Coiling Gizmo – a wire wrapping tool that makes those tight coils in just seconds! -you can opt to do it by hand, but know that it may take a bit longer and the double spiral may be very difficult. This tool can be found locally- (The Rock Garden, Branford, CT) or in most shops that specialize in crystals and wires for pendant making.

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Take a the wire (i usually don’t cut it so that I can use as much as needed) and tie the end around the coiling gizmo.

Begin to twist it to make a tightly wound coil.

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Step 2: String a new wire through the coil you just wound. Then repeat the first step. Wind the new coil, when you get to the middle, wind the twisted wire to create a larger coil design in the middle.

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The finished wire should look like this:

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Step 3: Take a few loose strands (I used 3) and twist them together by hand. Once twisted, string this through your coiled wire design.

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Step 4: Twist the wire at the top to create a loop for an earring hook.

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Additional Step (5): Adding a decorative feature. This is done by winding a new coil with the tool and stretching it out. Once this is done, it can be twisted around the middle of the earring. This keeps the bottom wire from sliding around and adds a little something extra!

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Step 6: add an earring hook-available at any craft store and you have your very own handmade wire wrapped hoop earrings!

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Have a wire wrapped DIY of your own? Share it here! Hope you enjoy this DIY project!

All my wire wrapped jewelry is available on my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcyclellc !