DIY Statement Earrings

I am so excited to be posting these diy pink and blue crystal statement earrings. I was slightly sick over the weekend and after being glued to the couch for an entire day my little busy-bee fingers were getting the itch for a little project. For this fun DIY, I made two pairs so I could give one to a friend and am very pleased with how they turned out. Needless to say, it was one of the best sick days I’ve ever had. Here are the steps to making your own.

SUPPLIES:

  • 3 types of stone settings {I used Martha Stewart Crafts}
  • rhinestones
  • earring backs and studs
  • open jump rings
  • E6000 glue
  • needle nose pliers

For two pairs of earrings I used 24 oval shaped rhinestones, 12 rounded rhinestones, and 12 open jump rings.

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Step 1: Place a tiny tab of glue into each bowl. {If the glue leaks, place it on a paper towel and use a tooth pick to scoop the glue instead}
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Step 2: Gently place a rhinestone in each bowl and clean away any glue that squeezes over the edge.
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Step 3: Continue step two until each bowl is filled with a rhinestone.
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Step 4: Take an earring stud and glue a single jewel setting to each one. Two for one pair of earrings; I did four for two pairs of earrings. {This is the piece that will hold the rest of the earring so be sure it is glued on well.}
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Step 5: Carefully open a jump ring with needle nose pliers and secure a double-ring setting to a single-ring setting. Repeat this for each earring.
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Step 6: Once the stud is dry, secure it to the other end of a double-ring setting using a jump ring.DIY Statement Earrings 014
Step 7: Repeat step six until all the single studs are secured with a jump ring and the earrings are all linked together. DIY Statement Earrings 015DIY Statement Earrings 016

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When you start reaching for cardigans and sweaters you know it’s time to put away the Summer clothes and pull out the Fall and Winter clothing. This can be an overwhelming task but when you plan your attack before hand it can be completed in a quick and efficiently, organized fashion.

Begin by pulling out all the containers that store your clothing. (Bonus points if you washed everything before storing it away!)

Empty out all of the contents, sorting everything into piles by person, ie. spouse, child, and then by types ie. items that are folded into drawers, items that are hung up, items to give away, etc.

Next, start with the items that will be moved out of the way; bag thrifted items and hang up coats.

Now sort the remaining items that will be placed into drawers. This can be done one person at a time to minimize any confusion.
Since the buckets will now be empty, move these items aside and pull out the summer clothing.
Place all these items into an empty container, move it out of the way, and begin putting away the sweaters now that drawer space is available. 
When putting the clothes away, organizing them by color or type ie. work sweater, casual sweater, lights, darks, helps finding them easier later on.
Other Items of Note:
Place winter hats that are often used in a see-through container for easy access once the snow rolls in.
Roll up thick tights and nylons into balls and store in clear containers so they are out of the way but accessible once they are needed.
Store items on closet shelves so you can see everything but it’s out of the way. 
Now you’re ready for the Fall weather! 
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