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DIY: Sparkle Stud Earrings

 

While in Boston, Cammie went on a little shopping spree sans the rest of us. When she came back to the hotel, she whipped out a new pair of earrings that were round, delicate, and sparkly. Keighley and I immediately talked about how we could re-create our own version of her new earrings. So, I did just that!

Now that I am done making them, I must say, this would be a really fun project to do with a bunch of girlfriends, or with younger girls for a birthday party. There is so much you can do with it. Get creative!

MATERIALS:

  1. Your choice of small studs. I was originally looking for fabric buttons to use; however, I had a difficult time finding some so I just used some materials I had on hand (rhinestones). It ended up working out great! Point is, it’s really up to you what you want to use for the studs– just be sure it is flat on the back.
  2. Any color of glitter.
  3. Loose backs of earrings. You can find these in almost any jewelry section of a craft store.
  4. Heavy-duty glue.
  5. Clear nail polish.

DIRECTIONS:

Once you gather all of your materials, use your heavy-duty glue to seal the backs of your earrings to the back of your stud. I have found that having this back to hold onto while dipping with glue really helps.

Next, paint the outside of your stud with a coat of clear nail polish. Then, dip the painted side in the glitter and set aside. Repeat on all of your studs. Once they are dry, paint another coat or two of clear nail polish on the outside to seal the glitter in (it may take a few coats until you have the desired thickness of glitter). Let dry.

Lastly, wear them! Let those babies sparkle!

 

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