Archive of ‘Earrings’ category

DIY Alphabet Pasta Stud Earrings for We Heart This

1.diyalphabetearrings_introphotoHello again everyone! After almost a week without Internet, I finally received my new router and am connected once again. (*huge sigh of relief*)

Today I am over on We Heart This, posting this cool DIY for making your own initial stud earrings…out of alphabet pasta! Check it out below!

DIY Alphabet Pasta Stud Earrings

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Carly

DIY 80’s-Style Acrylic and Rhinestone Triangle Dangle Earrings – Made From a Photo Frame!

0.diytriangleacrylicearrings_introphotoBig jewelry straight out of the 1980’s is having a HUGE moment this year. The bigger, the better – covered with plexi and acrylic, chunky bold shapes, and glittering rhinestones – anything goes right now. I saw these earrings for sale in a store during my last trip to Tokyo this Summer – and decided to DIY them with some materials I already had on hand. Clear acrylic for accessories is hard to come by – so I just repurposed an old photo-frame for my main material. Here’s how:

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M&J Trimming DIY Challenge Projects Now Live on the M&J Trimming Blog!

mjtrimming_chicstealsprojectsHello lovely readers!

Today all the DIY projects I created for M&J Trimming’s Third Annual DIY Challenge are now live on their blog. Please click on over to check them out!

Check Out My DIY Projects on the M&J Trimming Blog

Thanks so much to the team at M&J Trimming – I had a blast working with all your wonderful supplies!

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Carly

FTC Disclosure: I received a box of trims and supplies courtesy of M&J Trimming, to create step-by-step DIY tutorials for their DIY Challenge. I have received a $100 M&J Trimming Gift Card as compensation for my submissions. My official Disclosure Policy is here.

DIY Ombre Filigree Earrings

0.diyombrefiligreeearrings_introphotoBack when I worked on the May campaign with Martha Stewart Jewelry, I actually made a couple of pieces while playing around with the treasure trove of supplies I was sent. (Only my DIY Enamel Spring Flower Bib Necklace made it to the blog for the campaign post.) But I also made these earrings, and though I don’t have a shot of me wearing them yet (Hub has been working odd hours ever since we got back from Japan), I still wanted to share the how-to with all of you.

I’ve always been drawn to the intricate nature of filigree pieces and love its versatility (I even used it for the backing of the bib necklace above!). It reminds me of ancient scrolling and iron work – perhaps more suited to Guinevere’s or Cleopatra’s time than the modern minimalism of today. Of course these jewelry findings are not true filigree (which is made of soldered wire that is curved and bent to form patterns), but instead is created with dies cutting the pattern into metal. Incorporating them into your jewelry will add a sophisticated touch with a vintage feel, and adding crystal components and a wash of color from the Martha Stewart Jewelry line is a great way to truly customize your pieces. And you only need to be able to link jumprings and wield a paintbrush! Here’s how: (more…)

DIY Gossip Girl-Inspired Mesh Rhinestone Earrings

done2*This project was featured here in the New York Issue of Snippets Magazine on Cut Out + Keep in 2010; I’m just re-posting the tutorial on my site.
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This last season of TV’s Gossip Girl has seen the two female leads wear some awfully big, flashy earrings in true 80’s throwback style. Taking a leaf from Blair’s Dynasty-inspired playbook, I’m DIY’ing another version of a pair of oversized gemstone earrings, using fabric and mesh tulle.

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DIY Prada-Inspired Rose Cabochon Rhinestone Stud Earrings

0.rosecabrhinestoneearrings_introI’m a sucker for big, sparkly things – and those Prada rose cabochon earrings from S/S 2012 caught my eye immediately.  (And if you were the same and thought of DIY’ing the trend, you’ve probably already seen tutorials by Honestly…WTF, Gloriously Chic, and P.S. I Made This.)

But for my version I wanted to make large, oversized retro-style studs, with a homemade cabochon in the center.  Itching to make your own non-dangly version too?  Here’s how:

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Styled by Tori Spelling Jewelry Components Review – and DIY Jumble Chain Choker Necklace

{styled}™ by Tori Spelling is a brand-new line of chic jewelry components that you can use to make your own jewelry without the use of any tools (no pliers necessary!)

 

Available at both Michael’s and Jo-Ann Fabrics stores (though the items available may vary per store), the line is divided into 4 “styles” of components: Noir, Boho, Glitz, and Glam, with different-colored stones and metals that are mix-and-match.  The components are designed to work together and to be easily assembled into finished jewelry.

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DIY Rhinestone-Wrapped Neon Tassel Earrings

Lately neon’s been the IT color of the season…and I’m particularly drawn to bright yellow.  DIY tassel earrings have been making the rounds for some time on the blogosphere (see …love, Maegan’s version or Studs n Pearls’ version), so I decided to spice up my version with a bit of elegant rhinestone chain around the tops of the tassels.  The great thing about using neon embroidery thread for this project?  For some reason the quality of the thread is such that it unravels in a heartbeat…particularly annoying for friendship bracelet projects…but perfect for DIY tassels!!  Here’s how to make them:

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