How to Make Earrings with Buttons

with Buttons Galore and More

button earrings

Buttons Galore and More sent me Smiley Buttons to make jewelry. The first piece I made was a bracelet. I had set aside these green buttons for a pair of earrings requested by my daughter. I added striped beads that matched the buttons to add to the length of the earrings. Silver spacer beads I used in the bracelet were also used as spacers for the earrings.

See the video below to learn how I punched out small circular faux leather for the back of the earrings.

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bracelet and earrings

The bracelet and earrings work well as a set or as individual pieces. Let me know which you like better in the comments below.

DIY Ghost Earrings

ghost earrings

My daughter saw a pair of ghost earrings at a Halloween store and decided she didn’t want to buy them because they would be easy to make. She sent me a picture and requested I make her a pair.

materials

The materials are so simple you probably have everything you need to make them. I rescued some white cotton fabric from my daughter’s old school uniform and used a tissue for stuffing.

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Making Earrings from Basic Elements

Learn to make earrings from simple materials. #jewelry #tutorial

earrings

Making jewelry is easier than one might think. You can use a variety of different materials. These earrings are made from cardstock and a soda can, nothing fancy. You can make them in different colors to match a certain outfit as needed. Everything I used I had on hand.

Materials:

  • round nose pliers
  • flat nose pliers
  • awl
  • soda can
  • cardstock
  • embossing plate
  • circle die cut
  • die cutting machine
  • double sided tape
  • earring wires
  • rubber eraser

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Quick and Easy Earrings

Using charms from the craft store make for quick and affordable earrings.

earrings

Making earrings from charms is so easy. These beautiful butterfly wings came in a set of four pairs from Hobby Lobby. I was able to make four pairs of earrings for less than $10, making these a very affordable gift. Charms and buttons make for quick and easy earrings.

materials

Using two jewelry pliers, charms, and matching ear wires I was able to make four pairs of earrings in no time at all.

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These were such a huge hit in my house, I have to go and buy a few more sets of charms so we don’t fight over the colors!

Square Resin Earrings

Learn how quick and easy it is to make resin earrings with You-V jewelry gel resin.

with You-V Resin

finished earrings

These resin earrings are rather quick and very easy to make. I used You-V resin because of its quick drying time and safety features. Using a mold and a few inclusions and I have a new pair of earrings that work with a variety of different outfits.

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materials

I used blue jewelry gel resin from You-V, an earring mold, a UV flashlight, and some glitter inclusions.

resin in mold

The resin and inclusions are in the mold. Blue jewelry gel resin is transparent and very light in color. In this image, you can see the randomness and similarities of the inclusions.

uv light

All the curing steps were done with a UV flashlight. The gel can be cured with a UV nail lamp as well. Because the resin cures quickly, it was easy to hold a flashlight for the time needed. A UV nail light will also work.

jewelry parts

Once the resin pieces were taken out of the mold and cleaned up, they were ready for the jewelry findings. I actually needed 2 more small jump rings that aren’t seen in this photo.

To see all the process steps and tips watch the complete video tutorial below.

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You-V logo

Not all UV resin works the same way. You-V is rather special in that it cures quickly (30 seconds to a minute) and is SGS certified with solvent-free composition. Under regular handling, it has a low risk of skin irritation making it safe to use without protection as well as safe for kids to use.

Curling Ribbon Earrings

Learn how to make earrings using curling ribbon.

with Gwen Studios

This month the Gwen Studios design team is working with curling ribbon. Curling ribbons can be used in a variety of different ways. Quilling paper is very similar to curling ribbon so I thought it would work in a similar way. I chose to roll the ribbons into disks and make earrings.

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ribbons

Curling Ribbon comes in a variety of different colors. Gwen Studios curling ribbon can be found at Walmart.

logos

I would like to thank Gwen Studios for providing me with the ribbon to work with. Designer Crafts Connection will share links to all the projects made for this month’s nautical theme design team projects.

ribbon and quilling paper

The photo above shows the difference in size between the curling ribbon on the left and the quilling paper on the right. The ribbon is just about twice the width but comes in a really long length that you can cut to your desired size.

rolling the ribbon

Using a battery-operated quilling tool, made the rolling of the ribbon quick and easy. The ribbon naturally curls in one direction, following that direction makes the rolling of the ribbon a bit easier to work with. Use tacky glue to add different colors to the rolling.

To secure the ribbon, I added a piece of cardstock onto the back of the curled ribbon in a coordinating color. To see the entire process, watch the video tutorial below:

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I made two different pairs of earrings using the same curling technique. The blue pair are stud earrings while the pink version is made using ear wires.

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Making Metal Earrings

See how 3 different pairs of earrings were made using K&S Precision Metal.

With K&S Metals

heart earrings

Whenever I am introduced to a new to me material, my first thought is, “can I make jewelry with it”? So of course when I was sent metal from K&S, I knew I was going to attempt to make earrings. And it worked out really well. After making my first pair, I couldn’t stop. I had to try different techniques with the metal.

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metal rolls

K&S sent me 5 rolls of precision metal to work with in pink, gold, blue, purple, and green. The first pair of earrings I made was from the pink roll. Each roll of the metal is aluminum-based and .004″ Thick (36 Ga) x 12″ Wide x 24″ Long.

die cut

I chose to try die-cutting the metal. Earrings are small enough to use a small cutting machine and the mini Maker was just the perfect size. I cut the pink metal with the large heart twice and then flipped over the metal to cut the small heart out twice in silver.

earring parts

To make the earrings I added black cardboard to the metal die-cut hearts to add thickness and weight. After all the pieces of the hearts were glued together, I poked a hole through the layers with a t-pin. Please refer to the video tutorial for detailed instructions.

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silver and gold earrings

The next pair of earrings I made were silver and gold. For this pair, I began the same way with die-cutting. I used a decorative circle shape in two different sizes and then folded the circles in half, and placed them on top of each other. No glue was needed.

star earrings

The final pair of earrings I made incorporated die-cut faux leather circles upon which I added die-cut metal stars. Before adding the stars, I ran the foil through my machine in an embossing folder and then filled the tops of the embossed dots with a nail file to remove the blue color so the silver could show through. The stars were then glued to the faux leather.

I would like to thank K&S Precision Metals for providing me with the metal to work with and Bella Publishing for the invitation. Designer Crafts Connection will share links to all the projects made for this blog hop.

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DIY Butterfly Earrings

Learn how to make butterfly earrings with shrink film and UV Resin.

final earrings

I was so happy with the result of these DIY Butterfly Earrings. When my daughters saw them they requested pairs be made for them too, so I knew I had stumbled upon something good.

stamped image

I began with a stamped image on Grafix shrink art film in white. StazOn ink is great for this process because it is made for every surface and stamps a rich dark black.

cut out film

After stamping the image and allowing the ink to dry, I cut out the butterflies with a small detail scissor.

colored in

Coloring the butterfly with water-based markers was a bit of a challenge on plastic but I have a few tips in the video tutorial to make it work.

size difference

See the size difference between the stamped image and after the film has been shrunk. I used a heat gun to shrink the film, a dedicated toaster oven also works well.

I colored the edge and the back of the butterfly with a permanent black marker. Then I coated the back with matte UV resin and the front with jewelry resin both from You-V. The cool thing about You-V resin is that it is a quick cure resin, less than a minute under a UV flashlight.

You can see the gloss of the resin on the butterfly now. Drilling a hole into the top of the wing prepares the piece for the jewelry findings.

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How to Make Button Earrings

How to make fun button earrings.

button earrings

Making your own button earrings is a fun way to make earrings for a special outfit or event. I made these for my daughters for a recent trip to Disney. They are easy to make and cost-effective. Button earrings also make a great gift.

materials

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Materials:

  • Wire nippers
  • adhesive
  • buttons (mine were found at Walmart)
  • earring findings
  • sanding block or nail file

The materials needed are rather simple and you can use a variety of options. For cutting the backs off the buttons I used wire nippers but utility scissors can also work well. If you have a Dremel, that would do the trick. For the adhesive, I used Super Glue Gel. E6000 or a jewelry-making adhesive will also work. To sand the backs a nail file, sanding block, sandpaper, or a Dremel can file down any rough edges. The video tutorial below will show you the simple process.

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Being worn at the most happiest place on earth!

DIY Christmas Tree Earrings

Die cut a pair of Christmas tree earrings using shrink plastic three different ways.

with Scrapbook.com

3 pairs of earrings

Fun for the holidays, fun for gift-giving, make a pair of Christmas tree earrings with a die from Scrapbook.com, and shrink film. I’ve shown three different designs all made from the same die. The green earrings are using alcohol ink, the rose gold earrings used a stamp pad, and the silver and black pair were stamped with a rubber stamp.

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die and shrink film

To make the earrings I used the smallest die from the Nested Tree Dies and shrink film from Grafix. I used white and silver shrink film.

Materials:

  • Nested Tree Die
  • Shrink film – white, silver
  • CrossOver II
  • alcohol inks
  • Rose gold stamp pad
  • Stazon ink pad
  • rubber stamp
  • jewelry making tools and findings
  • Alcohol ink marker (green)
  • UV light
  • UV resin
  • hole punch
  • toaster oven

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As the film shrinks, the colors become more intense. While there was a pattern on the rose gold trees, it is all but gone once shrunk. However, they did take on a more metallic sheen almost like glitter. Do you have a favorite pair?

Make sure you stop at every crafty post along the way for Christmas magic and inspiration!

1. Jamie Pate
2. Juliana Michaels
3. Marie Nicole
4. Becki Adams
5. Patricia Roebuck
6. Terra O’Brien
7. Amy Mattingly
8. Janet Trieschman
9. Adrienne Boese
10. Amy Brown
11. Kinjal Trivedi 
12. Nadine Carlier
13. Erin Reed
14. Anita Trippi
15. Lynda Keyes
16. Lea Lawson

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