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.

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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!

Marbled Earrings

Combine resin and cardstock for quick and easy earrings.

earrings

Combine cardstock and resin to make a pair of fabulous earrings. I have created a free printable inchie sheet of marbled circular designs for crafting. The first project I made using them was this pair of earrings. You-V resin, a quick-drying resin, made this project quick and easy.

marbled inches

Download the free PDF file from the store: [marbled inches]

papers and punch

I punched out circles using a 1″ paper punch using the printable and solid cardstock. Gluing the blue and the marbled circles together helped add thickness and a bit of weight to the earrings. Resin covers both sides of the glued circles.

earrings in process

Drilling small holes into the resined papers was done to add the ear wires. See the entire video below for the complete tutorial and tips.

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finished earrings

The finished earrings in hand also show the shine from the resin and the finished size. This marble pattern suits a variety of different colors found in your wardrobe.

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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.

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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‚Äôs 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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Quick Resin Earrings

Learn how to make quick resin earrings.

finished earrings

These resin earrings almost glow. They were so quick to make. To do so you need the right products and those would be from You-v. They have resin that is non-toxic and cures in less than a minute. I was recently introduced to You-v. and I can tell it is going to change how and when I use resin.

These earrings glow in the light making them hard to photograph and get them in focus. You will have to take my word for it. They are stunning in person.

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Materials:

  • resin mold
  • jewelry resin
  • UV flashlight
  • transfer film
  • penknife
  • cardstock
  • black permanent marker
  • jewelry findings
  • adhesive

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Making Jewelry with Felt

Make jewelry with felt beads made from Kunin Felt.

with Kunin Felt

It is time to start your holiday crafting and these pieces of felt jewelry would be perfect for gift giving. Each piece is made with a felt bead. This post will show you the different ways to make felt beads. The pieces above use a spiral bead technique.

I would like to thank Designer Crafts Connection for the opportunity to work with amazing companies and designers. And specifically for this post, I would like to thank Kunin Felt for providing materials used with this project.

Kunin Felt’s manufactured in the US from recycled plastic bottles reclaimed from landfills. It takes 10 bottles to make a pound of fiber. Kunin Felt‘s sold at Michaels under the Creatology Brand, at JoAnn, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com, and Amazon.

Materials:

  • ruler
  • marker
  • felt
  • beads
  • jewelry findings and tools
  • sewing clips
  • scissors
  • Fabri-Tac

The image above shows a few different ways to roll into beads. The top bead looks similar to a rose and rolls up with small pieces of felt inserted. This bead is a good way to use up scraps. The other two are spirals using three and two different colors of felt.

Here is another way to use up scraps. This bead uses small pieces of felt stacked together and threaded onto a wire.

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hanging earrings

Look how nice these look. The staggered pieces add to the shape and interest of the earrings. I have worn these earrings and they are very comfortable and lightweight. Because the felt is so light, I suggest adding beads that have a bit of weight to them. (Oh my gosh, the second ear wire is missing some elements, I am going to have to change that out! I didn’t notice it until writing this post. And as I said, I have worn them out!)

How to Make Ribbon Earrings

You are going to love making these earrings from ribbon with Gwen Studios.

With Ribbon from Gwen Studios

ribbon earrings

Today I am back working with Gwen Studios ribbon as an application to be on their design team. We were asked to make jewelry or home decor and since I had already made a decor piece with ribbon, I chose to make earrings. These ribbon earrings use coordinating ribbons layered together. The fun thing about them is that you can make them at whatever length you want.

I would first like to thank Designer Crafts Connection for the opportunity to work with amazing companies and designers. Specifically for this post, I would like to thank Gwen Studios for providing me with an amazing box of materials to work with.

ribbon earring materials
materials

Materials:

Many of the items I use in my posts are provided by the manufacturers in order to promote their products.
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  • ribbons – Gwen Studios
  • jewelry making pliers
  • jewelry findings – ear wires and ribbon ends
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • lighter
  • adhesive – optional

Gwen Studios products can be found at your local Walmart store.

Directions:

measure ribbon

To make the earrings, you want to measure and cut your ribbons into different lengths. Starting with the widest ribbon as the longest. Keep in mind most of the ribbons will be folded in half.

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I am a total fan of pink so they were the first pair of earrings I made. Gwen Studios has so many beautiful ribbons I couldn’t stop making only one pair.

Sublimation Earrings

Learn how to DIY your own sublimation earrings. #sponsored @artesprix @oliso

With Artesprix

Recently I was a guest designer at Artesprix. I really enjoyed the process of creating with Sublimation markers. When I saw sublimation earring blanks on Amazon I knew I needed to work with them. This is the first, but not the last, pair of earrings I will be making. I really like the idea of being able to make earrings in colors and designs to match my outfits. These sublimation earring blanks let me do just that. Follow along and learn how to make your own sublimation earrings.

Materials:

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A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site.

  • Artesprix markers
  • earring blanks
  • stamp
  • Artesprix stamp pad
  • Artesprix heat tape
  • Artesprix protective paper
  • Artesprix project mat
  • Oliso craft iron
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • rhinestones
  • super glue
  • permanent black marker

I chose to work with four of the markers included in the pastel marker set from Artesprix.

After the design is colored in, it is time to prepare the earrings for heat to transfer the design. Don’t forget to peel the protective layer from each side of the earrings before heating. A pin helped me easily remove the film.

It is really important to prepare the layers before applying heat. I have a project mat on my work surface, then a piece of protective paper. The blank with the design taped in place comes next with the colored paper on top. Then finally another piece of protective paper. Now you are ready to apply the heat. If using an iron, the heat tape is really important so the design doesn’t move around.

I added rhinestones to the center of the earrings and colored the edges with a permanent black marker to finish off the design.

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Tres Jolie Monthly Kit :: Necklace

Working with a kit from Tres Jolie, I made a chipboard gear necklace. I am a guest designer for the month of June. #sponsored

This month I am a guest designer at Tres Jolie Kits. I was sent the Cards, Tags, and More kit. The kit included chipboard gears. I used those to create this chipboard gear necklace.

I used a variety of metallic paints on the gears. To begin I painted one in brown/bronze and the other in silver.

The necklace would be fine in brown and silver but I tend to like a bit more color so I used a blotting technique on the silver painted gear. I also painted the backs of the gears so they would look finished.

After gluing the dried gear pieces together, I added a thin layer of UV Resin. The resin adds a finished glossy look to the piece as well as adding stability.

Wrapping craft wire around the end of my paintbrush made for a bail for the back of the gears.

I Super Glued the bail to the back of the gear pieces that were glued together. In the above photo you can see that back of the piece is painted.

All that is left to do is thread the cord and ribbon necklace through the bail. I toyed with the idea of making this into a pin or a necklace. Obviously I chose the necklace. Which do you think you would choose?