Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CRAFT: DIY Gem Earrings


Yet another oh-so-easy project!  I've had bags and bags of rocks and gems from gem mining in North Carolina this past June lying around my house... and NO idea what to do with them!  But when I found these 2 rocks that looked like icicles, I thought, "How cool would these look hanging from my ears??"

And I think they turned out pretty awesome!  I have so many more gems to do stuff with, so this is just the beginning.

You will need:
Rocks or gems
Jewelry glue (most normal glue doesn't bond well enough to rock and metal)
Earrings studs
Metallic Paint




I used my needle felting brush to hold the stones upright while the paint dried

If you use acrylic paint, you will need to scratch away some of the paint where you will be gluing, otherwise it will not adhere properly.


I'm so thrilled with how this insanely easy project turned out!  If only I could dip them in actual silver..







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5 comments:

  1. Great idea. They look like little icicles! Stopping by from Winthrop Chronicles.
    Blythe

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  2. So pretty!! Love gem stones and this is a very good idea!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. I just read this about an hour and a half ago and I already went and picked up two quartz points. These will be made by the end of the day! Now just deciding what color of metallic paint I should use.....

    Awesome!

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    1. I did make them that day and I love them! Check them out... http://www.peaceandplastic.com/2012/11/cheap-and-easy-quartz-point-earrings.html

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