Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DIY ~ Crystal Spike Stud Earrings

Hi lovelies!  I've got a fun and easy DIY for you today... it's these unique crystal spike stud earrings!

Here's the inspiration, these beautiful Courtney Lee Collection Eve earrings, as soon as I saw them I knew I'd be making them!  Now they are on sale on Gilt right now for only $45, but they're sold out there too {here}  So if you really like them, you've got to check the how-to!  {Click to keep reading!}

You'll need:

  • A few inches of 1/8" metallic rhinestone trim in red/silver (from M&J Trimming, here)
  • 2 - 8mm x 13mm metal spikes with screw in nickel (from M&J Trimming, here)
  • 2 post earring backs (I found these at Michael's)
  • E-6000 glue
  • Toothpick (or skewer)
  • Wire cutters (not pictured)
  • Loctite glue (not pictured)

Use your skewer (or toothpick!) to apply a small amount of E-6000 to the back of the first rhinestone on the chain.  Let it set for a few minutes before you attach the others.

I found it easiest to attach the rest by standing the spike up and wrapping the rhinestone chain around it like this, gluing as I went along. Snip the chain right after the last stone.  Repeat with the other spike.  Let dry thoroughly.

Squirt a small dab of Loctite glue into the spike's hole and then screw the screw in, I decided to only screw mine in a little bit to leave it more exposed.  Let dry thoroughly.

Use your skewer to apply a dab of E-6000 onto the back of the screw head and push the earring post onto it.  Let it dry thoroughly!

There you go! How fun are these?  Such a unique statement piece you're sure to reach for again and again!

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