A Tutorial On Earrings That Dress Up Any Outfit – A Great Gift

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My favorite accessories at the moment are small resin rose stud earrings. I LOVE them; everything about them.  First of all, they come in every color, from pastels to brights, AND they come in all different sizes from super small studs to larger studs. What’s even better, they’re cheap and easy to make yourself.

I was first introduced to these earrings on a website called Groopdealz. It is an online boutique-type site that sends 1-2 emails per day, each containing about 4 different “sales”. These products come from all over the web, but are mostly from crafters that create the items as people order.

Honestly, I have been wearing these earrings almost everyday since I got them about 6 months ago because they are the PERFECT way to spruce up a pair of jeans! And I frequent jeans quite often these days. :-)

I don’t have the money to be constantly buying them and paying  for shipping, so I created a tutorial on how to make them yourself. 12 pair of earrings took me all of 10 minutes to complete (aside from dry time) and the cost of all of my supplies was under $10.

Supplies: 

  • a pack of post earrings – the ones I used were 6mm and bought at Michaels Craft Store with a 50% off coupon making them about $1.50 for 60 pieces
  • a pack of earring backings
  • adhesive – you will need a form of glue that is meant to adhere a resin product to metal
  • flat back resin rose cabochons or buttons– I bought mine at an Etsy store called Oh What Fun
  • cardstock (if making these for a gift)

Directions: 

Step 1: Place a SMALL dot of glue on the end of the earring post. It’s important to only use a very small amount so that it doesn’t overflow over the cabochon that you are placing there.

Step 2: Place the cabochon onto the post and hold securely for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3: Walk away and let stand for 24-48 hours before handling and using.

Step 4: Cut out small rectangles of cardstock or use a punch and poke 2 holes in it to hold your finished earrings. Using cool cardstock makes it look adorable when giving them as a gift.

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Enjoy your new EASY accessory. And feel free to substitute buttons or any other interesting, small item for roses. I guarantee you will fall in love with the simplicity and the ability to make an outfit just that much brighter!

 *** I used E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue for the earrings. There are numerous warnings about using this product in a well ventilated area. I made sure that I was outside or right next to a window and that the kids were no where near when I used this product. Make sure you read the warnings on the label of the glue that you choose to use.

 

About Lauryn Blakesley


A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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Comments

  1. Adorable! Did you wear this in white/ivory to the Social Media Mixer? I noticed them and thought “How cute!”

    Denise

  2. CUTE!!! I so love making jewelry but I find myself having no time. CUTE idea!!

  3. I got these as a gift from Lauryn and the gang at Christmas and they are my most favorite EVER. Wear them everyday, however, I’ve lost so many of them as earrings tend to disappear under green room chairs etc…so I’m hoping for a few more to come to my doorstep! Can I commission some more? They are so much more special to me knowing my nieces, nephews, and sister in law constructed them!

  4. Hi, just came across your blog when googling flat back resin earring tutorial. What size cabochons did you use? Thanks!

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