DIY: How to Make Simple Resin Flower Earrings
You’ll want to pick a stud finding that is similar size to the cabochon so that the glue has more surface to stick to. If the post finding is too small it won’t be strong enough to hold the cabochon.
Earring Post/Stud findings are available from craft stores. Ebay, Amazon and Etsy sell them too, plus I’ve got a few links to craft sites in my links tab :)
Lots of jeweller’s use E6000 as it’s one of the strongest glues for metal, just be warned that it does have rather toxic fumes though (will give you headaches). I prefer to use a non-toxic superglue (such as Ultimate Glue by Crafter’s Pick) or mixing a small batch of non-toxic epoxy resin (such as Little Windows).
Make sure to double check the size of the cabochons when you’re ordering them – they can range from a couple of millimetres up until several centimetres and the photos can be a bit misleading sometimes.
I’ve had great experience ordering these direct from China (on ebay). You can get all sorts of bulk lots for less than $4 and they pretty much always offer free postage (although it does usually take a couple of week to arrive, sometimes even up to a month).
Watch out for sellers on ebay or Etsy that sell mixed packs of all sorts of different colours and styles. They are usually a little more expensive but worth it if you don’t want to end up with a number of bulk lots with heaps leftover.
It’s easy to change the colour of the cabochons with nail polish too :)
Happy Easter for tomorrow everyone :)
Visiting from Funday Monday! I’ve made these before. So fun, simple, and pretty!
Thanks so much Becky :) Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi. I was wondering where you find the flower cabochon with the 3 colors in one flower? Can you get me the link to order?
Hi – I got them from eBay early last year from a shop called lalanggift. I think I found them just by searching resin flower or resin flower cabochon or something like that. I can no longer follow the link in my history but they were called “Flower Charms New Colorful Resin Stick-on Flatback Embellishments” hope that helps :)