This DIY Gemstone Earrings may be one of my favorite DIYs 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!
Homemade DY Earrings
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Gemstones (or rhinestones or buttons)
- Ear Studs
- Ear backings (usually they will come with the studs)
- 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, Amazon and even craft stores should have some 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.
How to Make Homemade Earrings
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.
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Regina L. L. Wells says
Oh my gosh, Sarah! Too cute! I cannot wait to do this. I never thought of this before, and I find all kinds of neat stones that I don’t do a thing with. Love this, and thank you for sharing with #ShareTheJoyLinky!
Oh, great! I hope they turn out beautiful.
Cristina Mandeville says
how neat! So easy to make, thank you for linking up over at #bloggerspotlight link party! Pinned and hope to see you again!
How fun! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂
I hope you get to make them!
Lady Lilith says
I love this idea. The earrings look so nice.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
I love gemstones, so this is a great post for me! I love the way the stones look and they would add a great pop of color or interest to any outfit. And what a great inexpensive gift! I will have to start looking around for some cool stones!
Everyone that I’ve given them to love them!
What a great idea! These would make awesome Christmas gifts!
Yes! That’s what I did.
These are so cute and seem easy to make (minus the superglue fingers, which happens to me all the time!). I’ll be on the hunt for some gemstone!
Hope they turn out well!
These are so pretty! I can’t decide which I like the best.
I like the green ones best! Although I gave them all away by now. haha
Erin | www.awelderswife.com says
I love this diy! These earrings are so cute! They will make great gifts!
My family and friends loved receiving them. It’s different and no one else will have the same pair.
Hannah Spannah says
I had no idea that it could be so easy to make such pretty earings! Thank you for the details and product reccomendations, I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
Cute earrings! I love gemstones, they come in so many pretty colors and no two are alike.
Linda, they were a big hit when I gave them away as gifts!
These look so simple to make, but so expensive when finished! I am pretty sure I have seen some like this at Anthropologie for a whole lot more than the cost of materials! Great earring tutorial.
I could definitely see anthropologie selling these, and you’re right, for a heck of a lot more.
These DIY gemstone earring are lovely as well as very easy to make.
These are so pretty! And I agree they would make great gifts, I really want to try making these!
Liene G says
Sad that I am not a DIY person. These earrings look great! I love transparent/white(?) ones!^^
Liene – they’re so quick you don’t even need to be a DIY person. haha!
Those look like such a fun and easy project! My daughter would love to make some like this … now if I could just convince her getting her ears pierced won’t kill her!
That’s funny! I had to beg my mom to get mine pierced
These not only are so cute, but so easy to make! I would have never thought about making these! Thanks for sharing!!
So simple, but so pretty. Pinned!
Exactly. All about the pretty & simple 😉
These are so gorgeous and what a perfect gift idea! So simple yet cute!
These are beautiful, DIY jewelery is my favorite.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
These are super cute! Love how inexpensive they are to make, and what a fun project! Love them!
Sharon Samuel says
This is such a great tutorial! As someone who just got their ears pierced, I will definitely be using this DIY to make my own. Thanks for sharing!
Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes says
Hi, Sarah! You have inspired me! We go to Sanibel once a year, and I am a shell collector. The little shells would be adorable as earrings. I am a huge lipstick fanatic, and I’m going to try your homemade lipstick too! There are way too many chemicals in lipstick, and I never thought about using crayons. Thanks for great ideas!
I love your shell earring idea!!!
These are gorgeous and lovely, and I want them all! I’m a big fan of gemstones and natural-looking jewelry that is also eye-catching! 😀
Jen Enoch says
Sarah!! These are so cool! My daughter and I could totally do these together, they’re so simple. She loves doing crafts with me it makes her feel so accomplished. Thanks for sharing, of and I love the idea of giving these as a gift.
AWw you guys will love making them together, too!
Its amzing and simple trick, i am going to try this on weekend, thanks for sharing
These are really pretty and easy! Thanks for the post