I made these DIY dipped earrings to spice up my collection and they are one of my favorites. The studs are so simple to make and they match everything I have. They use the same clay that I used to make this hair tie bracelet DIY tutorial. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
The fantastic thing about these lightweight DIY studs are that they are perfect for the busy Mom- no babies pulling so hard on a hanging earring that your ear feels like it’s being ripped off! Since I used air dry Sculpey clay, these earrings are the perfect alternative to stones that are quite heavy.
Because of their simplicity, you can easily make them in all sorts of colors, so you’ll always have the perfect match on hand. Dress ’em up or down- these dipped studs are so versatile.
I love that these earrings are not only classy, but bring an element of nature to the design, in how they look like a perfect size stone for the earlobe.
To achieve the beautiful shape of these DIY dipped earrings, I cut some edges and flattened some, to make a few irregular facets. Once the Sculpey clay dries, they are dipped into acrylic paint for a fun look.
Ready to make these gorgeous geometric studs on your own?
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What you need to make DIY Dipped Earrings:
- Flat Pad Earrings
- Air Dry Sculpey Clay (specifically this clay, as it is very lightweight on the ear.)
- E6000 Glue
- A Craft Knife
- Black Acrylic Paint or Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint (or any other color your heart desires!)
How to make DIY Dipped Earrings:
1. Pinch off a piece of clay and roll it out between your hands.
2. Using your craft knife, cut the clay into a geometric shape. Pinch the clay to help hold the shape you want and then let the clay dry.
3. Once the clay is dry, prepare a small portion of paint.
4. Dip part or all of each earring into acrylic paint.
5. Let the paint dry.
What DIY Earrings have you made yourself? Tell us about it in the comments!
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