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DIY Statement Earrings

So, I’ve somehow managed to go my entire life without getting my ears pierced. After 37 years I’m finally considering it! The pure abundance of giant and colorful earrings on offer these days is almost irresistible! Yes, some tend to come with a steep price tag but the good news is we’ve come up with some great tutorials to create them at a fraction of the price. Plus, you get to boast that you made them yourself. Take a look!

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

We’ve used yarn, sculpey and shrinky dink paper(!) to craft 3 types of statement earrings.

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

Pom Pom Earrings

Materials needed: Yarn, sharp scissors, jewelry tools (round nose pliers, flat nose pliers), 2” eye pin, earring hooks

Step 1: Wrap your yarn around two poles about a foot apart (we used a stool for this). Continue to wrap the yarn around the two poles until you have a thick bundle, approximately 1” in diameter. Cut off the ball of yarn.

Step 2: Tie knots along the bundle every 2-1/2”. To make sure your knot is super secure, you should wrap several knots around the bundle.

Step 3: Remove the bundle from the two poles. Cut between the binding knots to release your poms. Trim the poms until they are perfectly round in shape.

Step 4: Stick an eye pin through the knot in the pom. While holding the eye on one end, use your round nose plier to curl the straight end into a large loop. This loop will keep the pin from sliding out of the pom.

Step 5: Loop the earring hook through the eye pin. Repeat to create your mate.

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

Sculpey Earrings

Materials needed: Sculpey, rolling pin, parchment paper, x-acto knife, toothpick, oven, paintbrush, acrylic paint, jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers), eye pins, earring hooks

Step 1: Roll out the Sculpey on a piece of parchment paper so that it is about a little less than an ⅛” thick.

Step 2: Using an x-acto knife, cut out your design from the rolled out Sculpey. Smooth out the edges with your fingers, then poke a toothpick sized hole to hang it from later.

Step 3: Bake the Sculpey as directed on your package. It will likely be a very short amount of time due to the thinness of the Sculpey. Let cool.

Step 4: Paint the cooled sculpey with acrylic paint. Let dry.

Step 5: Using a round nose plier, curl the straight end of an eye-pin so that you have a figure eight, with the newly curled half larger than the original. Open the larger curl, and thread through the toothpick hole you made earlier.

Step 6: Loop the earring wire through the eye pin. Repeat to create your mate.

Sculpey-Earring-DIY

DIY Statement Earrings | Oh Happy Day!

Shrinky Dink Earrings

Materials needed: Shrinky Dink paper, 1/4″ hole punch, scissors, permanent markers, oven, jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers), eye pins, earring hooks

Step 1: Draw your design on the shrinky dink paper, then cut it out. Punch a hole to hang it from later. Keep in mind that your design will shrink to about 1/3 of the original size.

Step 2: Bake the shrinky dink as directed on the package. You can lay a small piece of cardstock over the top of your design to keep it from curling.

Step 3: Using a round nose plier, curl the straight end of an eye-pin so that you have a figure eight. Open the larger curl, and thread through the hole you made earlier.

Step 4: Loop the earring wire through the eye pin. Repeat to create your mate.

Shrinky-Dink-Earrings-DIY

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Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake

  1. Michelle

    February 14, 2017

    The Pom Pom earrings are so cute, and a real eye catcher!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  2. Natalie

    February 14, 2017

    Love the pompoms! I hardly ever wear earrings but when I do I like fun ones and these look so cute

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  3. Paige

    February 14, 2017

    The hearts are totally my favorite! What a fun project!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. Lisa

    February 14, 2017

    Suuuuuch a great idea! Can I ask what lipstick(s) shades the gals are wearing???? thanks!!!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • February 15, 2017

      Pom pom earrings: Purty Persimmon by Wet N Wild. Sculpey Earrings: Ruby Woo by Mac. Shrinky Dink Earrings: Cherry Blossom by Revlon.

  5. Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    February 14, 2017

    There’s nothing better than earrings (or any other type of jewellery) that demand to be looked at, and these are so bright and eye-catching 😍

  6. Rachel

    February 15, 2017

    You should definitely get your ears pierced! It’s never too late 😀
    The pom pom earrings are so cute and look so easy to make, I’ll definitely be trying it!

    Starlight & Stitches

  7. Kari

    February 15, 2017

    What fun earrings!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/

  8. Kate

    February 16, 2017

    I love the blue blouse with the lips. Can you tell me where to find it? Thanks.

  9. Hannah

    February 17, 2017

    And I love the funny blouse with the dots. Can you tell me where to find it? Many thanks in advance.
    Hannah

  10. Harga Terbaru

    February 18, 2017

    fun earrings … i love it

  11. Bekah

    February 24, 2017

    Omg the shirt in the pom pom earrings photo! Can you share where it’s from?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • February 24, 2017

      Zara! It was on sale around Christmas time.

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