Using charms from the craft store make for quick and affordable 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.
Using two jewelry pliers, charms, and matching ear wires I was able to make four pairs of earrings in no time at all.
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!
Learn how to make butterfly earrings with shrink film and UV Resin.
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.
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.
After stamping the image and allowing the ink to dry, I cut out the butterflies with a small detail scissor.
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.
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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Make a pair of silver and gold earrings using materials from The Maker’s Movement. #sponsored @jointhemakersmovement
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I really enjoy making earrings. Some of the easiest earrings to make use a die to cut the shape. The silver and gold earrings above are made using a die and other materials from The Maker’s Movement. I like the combination of silver and gold especially when you can’t decide which color of metal works with your outfit the best. Or if you are going to wear different metals for other jewelry pieces, these earrings can pull it all together.
Today I am sharing a video tutorial for making a pair of faux leather die-cut earrings. These earrings are beaded after die-cutting the faux leather. I like how the beads dangle down below the edge of the faux leather. You can start with the dies from the Maker’s Movement and then decorate them in so many different ways. I can’t wait to try another version of them soon.
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Materials pictured above are from the Makers Movement: Hole Punch Pliers, Gunmetal French Hook Set, Jump Ring Open Close Tool, Jump Ring Variety Set, Scallop Jewelry Die Set, and Faux Leather Media Pack.
I used the Crossover II machine to die-cut the faux leather that was used for these earrings. If you would like to see my unboxing of the Crossover II you can see that post here. [Crossover II] Check the video below for the complete tutorial on making these earrings.
Here are the finished earrings. Look at how the light reflects different colors on the faux leather.