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Make Your Own Earrings

by Milana

I love watching Project Runway and seeing how those designers create fabulous outfits out of nearly nothing. Their creativity and skills are impeccable.

Unfortunately, I am not one of those people who can sit down and make something out of nothing, but I’m learning how to make earrings!

It all started when I wanted to buy a pair of earrings and noticed the simplicity behind them, so I wanted to try to make my own pair.

Why make your own earrings?

These earrings are very simple and easy to make, but at the same time very pretty. I like to have many options when I’m dressing up, so making my own earrings lets me choose whatever color or style I want.

They also make a great and personal gift and a great hobby, if you’re in a need of one! The design is all up to you, your taste, your creativity and your choice. They are one of a kind and they are personal. It’s a great and creative hobby, which leaves you with some cool accessories.

What do you need to start making them?

I’m sure that the professionals use a lot of different tools, but if you wish to do this for fun and for your own use first and foremost, you don’t need more that these tools:

When it comes to materials you’ll need to have some:

Here is a great tutorial on how to make these kind of earrings that I’m making.

The quality of the earrings

There are of course as with anything different quality standards when it comes to DIY earrings. All the materials can be bought in sterling silver and gold or just gold or silver plated, which are of course a bit cheaper.

To start with, I chose the cheaper materials as I didn’t know if it was something that I would enjoy doing, but it is and the passion for DIY earrings is growing!

My earrings

They look very simple and I like them that way. I don’t wear a lot of earrings – they tend to change the shape of my face, I feel, but these small earrings are really a nice detail. Something that can change the whole look, even though they are small and simple.

So if you’re up to it, you can use an hour or two on Sundays and make yourself or someone else some nice earrings!

What about you? Are you a DIY kinda person or do you prefer to buy the finished product?

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan January 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I love the earrings that you made. I do not have pierced ears, so finding earrings can be tricky. I either make them myself of change post-style earrings into my style.


Milana January 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Should’ve put that in the post too… The fact that you can make your own earrings even though you don’t have pierced ears! Thanks for your comment, Susan! I’m glad you like the earrings :)


Grace January 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Those earrings that you made are way cute!!! I really like learning how to make stuff! I’m not the crafty kind of person but sometimes I do rather make my own things instead of buying. It’s a great idea!


Milana January 7, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Thanks so much, Grace!


phatrollia January 7, 2010 at 5:21 am

The pink one and the deep purple one are gorgeous!
Have you ever made chain bracelet with buttons? i saw someone did this with many kinds of shining buttons……that would also be cool and fantastic!


Milana January 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Thanks so much! I have not tried making bracelets yet, but a friend of mine makes them and it’s really, really easy and yes, they are very beautiful!


Sherin January 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Wow, great tips here. I can’t wait to try this out! I hope mine come out good.


Milana January 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Thanks, Sherin. Post them on your blog, when you make them! :)


Vik9 October 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I love your earrings, v.cute!! At the weekend I work for a Jewellers and i’m still not sure whether I prefer shoes or diamonds, it’s a really tough decision. I do like making pieces too and I don’t know if any of your readers are in Birmingham, UK but theirs a great bead shop called Spellbound in Lichfield, they do courses too.


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