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Glittery earrings which look store-bought!

Posted by Sandy R. from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Sandy R.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take two headpins for the stem of the stud earring and use two concave halves of a barrel clasp to hold the glitter.

  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the loop from the barrel clasp using pliers. It should come out quite easily and will leave a hole in the barrel where the head pin can be thread through.

  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Coat the head of the headpin with hot glue before quickly pulling it through a barrel half and making sure it is well stuck. This step is pretty important so make sure the headpin is not crooked or wobbly.

  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lightly and carefully coat the inside of each barrel with gloss varnish or clear nail polish. I used Fimo gloss varnish.

  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gently sprinkle on some glitter in the color of your choice. Fix up the edges with a needle or a headpin if you need to. Let it dry and then apply another light coat of varnish on top.

  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finally, cut the stem to about 1cm in length. I then borrowed some earring backings from another pair of earrings...

  • How to make a stud earring. Tiny Glitter Studs - Step 7
    Step 7

    ...and Voila! From a distance, the glitter looks like a gemstone. :D

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