Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Couture Earrings DIY

It's all about big, beautiful couture earrings for fall and I'm going to show you how to make your own with just a few simple supplies.  I used large stone beads and rhinestone chain to create these stunners!  I then put them all together with E-6000 glue.  Make an extra pair for a gift and cross someone off your shopping list! Now get out there and rock the runway!
Danielle showing her new earrings

Add even longer chain for shoulder dusters
Try using glass gems or fused glass instead of stone beads.  Instructions for these are in my book,
The Big Ass Book of Bling
Watch the video tutorial here!
Aluminum flashing (any hardware store)
Tin shears or serrated edge scissors
E-6000 Glue
Rhinestone chain
Silver and gold chain
Large stone beads
Clip on earring backs
 Once you've figured out the design, trace around the stones on the aluminum flashing
Carefully cut out the shapes adding 1/4" all the way around each shape
Glue the stones to the corresponding shapes with E-6000 Glue and let dry for 30 minutes
Cut rhinestone chain to size and glue it around each stone on the 1/4" extension with more E-6000 and a toothpick
Turn the pieces over and connect them with more glue and long pieces of chain
Add the earring clips and let everything dry for at least 1 hour