Statement earrings are such a fun trend at the moment. I tend to be a “go big or go home” girl with jewelry, so I’m usually either wearing a tiny gold stacking ring or a huge cocktail ring and the same principle applies to earrings as well.
There are some really cool gold geometric statement earrings out there, and I realized that by adding a few new shapes to some extra stamping blanks I had I could make my own pair as well! They took only a few minutes to put together too—super easy!
– 1″ round brass stamping blanks (x4)
– half moon brass blanks (x2)
– 2″ bar brass stamping blanks (x2)
– metal punch
– gold jump rings
– jewelry pliers
– earring post and backs
– super glue
– fine point marker
First, you’ll want to arrange your blanks into the above configuration. The half moons that I bought already had holes in the right spots so I didn’t have to worry about that piece, but I did need to add some punches to the circles and bar before I could assemble the earrings.
The two circles just need one hole each to connect to the pieces above/below them, so that was pretty easy, but since the bar needed to line up with three different holes, I lined them up and used a fine point marker to mark where the punches should go.
I would mark the back of your blanks just in case your marker lines don’t want to wipe off (although rubbing alcohol should take off the leftover marks).
Once your holes are marked, use your hole punch to punch through each spot on the blanks.
Use your jewelry pliers to attach your pieces together with 4 medium sized jump rings per earring. I like to have various sizes of jump rings around so I can have some options based on how far I want the pieces to sit from each other or how far apart the holes are.
Once all your pieces are attached, use some super glue (I love that fine point gel kind—it’s great for crafts) to attach your earring post to the backside of your top circle pieces about 1/4″ from the top. Allow the glue to fully set, and you’re ready to get your statement on!
See? Wasn’t that easy?? I think these are sooo pretty, and I love that they have a little bit of 60s/70s glam as well with the geometric gold design.
These will be great in the summer to dress up a with a simple outfit and a messy bun, and I like that although they are large, the metal is really thin so they aren’t that heavy for making such a splash.
Since there are tons of shapes and sizes of blanks available online, you can get creative and make your own shape arrangement too! Have fun! xo. Laura
This tutorial is so cute I wanted to let you know that I featured it in a roundup post over on my blog! You can check it out here: https://creativefashionblog.com/diy-christmas-gifts-2/
They look excellent on you!
I LOVE this so much! Thank you for breaking everything down into such easy steps. I can’t wait to try! Looking forward to more jewelry posts in 2018.
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I’ve scoured pinterest for the absolute best DIY for Christmas gifts and I’ve included your fantastic DIY earrings , so fun and absolutely original!
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Fabulous and so many possibilities as well. Your earrings have inspired me to make my own to match several outfits, again “Fabulous” Thank you so very much for this post “ABM” P.S: I REALLY LIKE THAT “BOLD” GLOBAL VIBE – and thanks again. So glad I’m subscribed.
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This a must try!
Love love love this DIY! Don’t have a metal punch so would use gold leather in lieu 🙂 Inspired now 🙂
These are so beautiful!! Fabulous job!
Love em! I’m always for some DIY beading and jewelry making.
You’re so crafty! This turns out amazing, I’m obsessed <3
They are absolutely beautiful, wow!
I love these! I wonder if I could find sterling silver disks because I’m allergic to everything but it and steel (actually steel might be easier to find). Cute DIY!
I love that these earrings are so big and dramatic! The large geometric shapes make it easy to swap a post for clip ons if anyone has unpierced ears or if they are like me, and getting granny ear syndrome with heavier earrings. Haha.
These are awesome! I was watching “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” yesterday and I’m pretty sure I saw Christina Applegate wearing something very similar 🙂
This would make a great birthday gift! I love that this design is so minimal, but it really speaks out as a statement earring.
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Love all of the earring ideas! I think I would make a matching necklace for this one, bold but the gold allows it to match almost anything!