How to Make Studded Earrings

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Budget-friendly DIY stud earrings amp up your wardrobe with custom style. To assemble your own, you need only a few supplies and basic crafting skills. This tutorial features three stud earrings made with different materials: flat-back gems, shank buttons and charms with dangling chains.

Learn how to make three variations of stud earrings in just a few steps.
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  • Jewelry or metal glue
  • Blank earring posts and backings (2)
  • Flat-back gems (2)
Flat embellishments such as rhinestones, buttons and beads work for this project.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Glue one earring post to the back of each flat-back gem.

Secure the earring post near the top edge of the gem.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Leave them to dry overnight.

Let the earrings dry completely before you wear them.
How to Make Stud Earrings
  • Jewelry or metal glue
  • Shank buttons (2)
  • Blank earring posts and backings (2)
  • Shank remover
A shank button has a loop on the back side for thread to go through.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Using the shank remover, cut off the loop from the back of the button.

A shank remover is a tool designed to remove the loop from the back of a button.
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Continue trimming until you have a completely flat surface.

You might need to make several cuts to achieve a flat surface.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Glue an earring post to the back of the button.

Secure the earring post along the top edge of the button.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Repeat Steps 1 through 3 with the second button. Leave them to dry overnight.

Make sure the earrings are completely dry before you wear them.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Jewelry or metal glue Flat charms (2) Chain scraps Blank earring posts and backings (2) 4mm jump rings (2) Jewelry pliers

Use lightweight metal charms with a flat surface.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Rotate the charms so the holes are on the bottom. Glue one earring post to the back of each charm.

Secure the earring post above the hole of the charm.
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Using the jewelry pliers, open a 4mm jump ring.

To open a jump ring, bend the ends away from each other.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Add 4 to 6 strands of scrap chain.

Use chain scraps in different finishes and colors.
How to Make Stud Earrings

Connect the jump ring to the charm. Close the jump ring.

To close a jump ring, bend the ends towards each other.
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Trim the ends of the chain to equal lengths.

Use the cutting portion of the jewelry pliers to trim the chains.
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Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the second earring.

Make sure the glue dries before you wear the earrings.
How to Make Stud Earrings

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