This DIY Gemstone Earrings may be one of my favorite DIY’s yet. They are very simple to make, (relatively) inexpensive, and adorable to wear. I first learned about them in a Martha Stewart magazine. The directions, however, were vague, and they didn’t give alternative options. So here I am to help out!
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE DIY GEMSTONE EARRINGS:
- Gemstones (or rhinestones or buttons)
- Ear studs
- Ear backings
- Deco Princess glue/Jewelry Glue
I got my gemstones at Rockstar Crystals in Manhattan, so if you’re ever visiting the city – stock up. Otherwise, Firemountaingems.com is a great option as well as local craft stores. And don’t feel limited to only using gemstones. Buttons, pretty rocks, or anything with a flat surface can be turned into earrings! Get creative.
The gemstones were about $3 each and the ear studs, ear nuts and jewelry glue I bought from Joann Fabrics but any craft store should carry these items.
How to Make:
1. Find the flattest, smoothest side of your gemstone to glue to the earring – and then glue that sucker on there. Hold in place for a few seconds to ensure it is properly glued on.
But be very, very careful. I superglued my fingers together – twice. So only squeeze a little at a time and immediately wipe off your fingers if any get on you. If you do happen to get it on yourself, keep a bottle of nail polish remover handy to remove. You may also want to cover your table with newspapers or something similar before starting.
2. The next day I went back and re-glued the gemstones on the base just to make sure they stuck.
3. Wear around and impress all your friends or give as a gift! They also make beautiful bridesmaids gifts.