DIY: Basic Stud (Post) Earrings

These are so simple to make. Once you start, you’ll be making earrings out of everything!!

You’ll need: Earring stud/post findings and backs, assorted small pretty things, superglue. Paper towel, newspaper and gloves are useful too (not pictured).  2 min + setting time.

1. Select some pretty things.
2. Turn them upside down.
3. Apply glue.
4. Apply posts.
It will depend on the glue how long it takes to set.
Once it’s set it’s ready to wear!

You can use anything to make these with – beads, flat back gems, buttons, sequins, coins, paper, ribbons etc etc.

You can get post findings in a range of different sizes and styles. The posts will hold better when you match the size and weight of the object to the size of the post’s head. Wearing larger backings will also help with bigger, heavier earrings.  You can also purchase posts with cone shaped heads that make it easier to attach round objects to (such as beads).

Posts are easily available from most craft shops, online jewellery supply stores and ebay too (there are some links to these sites in my links tab). I buy surgical steel as I have a slight sensitivity to cheaper metals. You can also purchase sterling silver and gold filled posts but these tend to be a lot more expensive (much more expensive than silver/gold hooks). I pay about $2 for 12 pairs of surgical steel.

The glue I used here is called Ultimate Glue by Crafter’s Pick and it’s a non-toxic, water-soluble superglue. I have only had it a week or so but it seems to be holding well.  Here are some other glues that would work :

Remember to use gloves and work in a ventilated area when using these glues. 
Glue guns can work well too.
Here are a few similar DIYs to mine. These are both really great blogs, lots of fun DIY ideas here!
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These are a super pretty and popular style of earring. This is a really great DIY! Love the tip of using styrofoam to dry the earrings overnight in. 
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