These earrings are inspired by J.Crew’s Sparkle Medley Earrings (no longer available). Making these earrings is super simple, but patience is definitely required to allow everything to dry every step of the way.
To make these earrings you will need:
• An assortment of rhinestones. Any size, shape, color, as long as you have enough for both earrings to match.
• E6000 glue
• Jewel glue
• Mod Podge ( I used Dimensional Magic but it can be any finish)
• Sturdy plastic (I usually use leftover packaging materials or cut up a berry container lid. Upcycling!)
• 2 jump rings
• 2 earring posts
• Dremel or other tool to make a small hole
To begin, cut 8 pieces of plastic – 4 smaller, 4 larger. The larger ones are about 2.5″ long. Apply glue and glitter to 4 of the 8 pieces – 2 pieces of each size. Shake off excess, allow to dry.
Sketch out the general shape of your earrings on a piece of paper. I stayed pretty close to J. Crew’s layout. Cover a smaller, non-glittered piece of plastic in E6000 and place over your template. Set your rhinestones into the glue according to your pattern. Repeat on the other small component and allow to dry.
Set the rhinestones on the larger portion of the earring the same way. Allow to dry. While drying, seal the glitter pieces with Mod Podge. While the Mod Podge dries, trim around the rhinestones that you set so that there is no excess plastic.
Once your rhinestones are trimmed and the Mod Podge glitter is dry, glue your rhinestone pieces to your glittered pieces with jewel glue. Allow to dry. Trim around the edges, leaving a small border of the glitter visible and enough room at the top of the large pieces and the bottom of the small pieces to drill a hole.
Drill or puncture a hole in the top and bottom pieces. I used a Dremel Micro. Connect the pieces with jump rings.
Glue earrings posts to the back of each earring and allow to dry. Done!