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 :
This amazing necklace is what first inspired me to make the scarf. I bought it from Portmans earlier in the year. I originally got the gems with the plan of making a similar necklace. I’m still going to try to make something like this but I thought a scarf is more appropriate for this time of year (Autumn for me).
Polymer Clay Bows are so simple and fun to make. Here is a tutorial.
You will need: Polymer Clay, an old chopping board or plastic mat to work on, a cutting implement, a glass jar or old rolling pin, polymer clay gloss, an oven
I got this super cute star necklace at Big W this week. I love the charms! I’m finding it a little bit too busy for me though. Time for a refashion!
They had a really great sale on at the jewellery store this week so I bought an assortment of things I could make some shoe clips with – let’s begin refashioning!