Hello Everyone! Sorry for the lack of DIY last week, I had an exam so I put all my focus towards that. I will be posting a video and post about my upcoming trip back to school, as that will most likely effect my posts, however I will try my best to continue to bring you DIYs! On another note; this coming Saturday I will be going to FanExpo! I am extremely excited and will be vlogging so you can come with me, so look out for that in the upcoming weeks.
Now on to the DIY! This was supposed to be the last installment in the Back To School trilogy, but that failed (so I am back to the drawing board) and I bring you a super simple and super wonderful DIY! (My favourite kind of DIYs). Today we are going to be making your very own stud earrings out of an old necklace or beads. So let's get started!
You Will Need
• Earring Studs or Posts (I got mine at Michaels for $5.99)
• Butterfly Backing (I got mine at Michaels for $4.99)
• An Old Necklace or Beads (flat beads are easier to use)
• Industrail Strength Glue (E6000 or Goop work great)
• Wax Paper
If you have trouble finding any of these items click on the photos above and you can order them directly from Whimseybox and have them delivered to your house!
1. Begin by distributing some glue onto your wax paper. This doesn't have to be neat, it just makes life easier when adding glue to the posts.
2. Take your post and dip it into the glue, making sure the flat surface is covered nicely.
3. Now the simplest earring is simply attach the post to the back of the bead and voila! However if you want to get a little more creative you can paint your bead a different colour or do the following.
4. Distribute some glue in a small circle on your wax paper.
5. Take a selection of different beads and place them all together on the glue. Forming a custom made pendant. Let the pendant sit for 15 minutes.
6. Once set, carefully remove the pendant and glue onto a post.
7. Let all your creations sit for 24-48 hours to let the glue fully set and you're finished!
These are super simple to make, and the nice thing about them is they look store bought! This would be a perfect gift idea for a bridal party, mothers day, anniversary, anything!
If you would like more instruction and to follow along, you can watch the video here:
Thanks again for reading and watching and I will see you in the next one!