DIY: Two Button Statement Earrings

IT’S STATEMENT EARRING TIME!!!! No seriously… it’s time! The holiday’s are around the corner and it’s time to start updating our jewelry collections with a few gorgeous sparklers for the season. Using the same technique as my DIY button ring tutorial, here’s an easy breezy project to help you bring a little bling to those earrings!

Materials: 4 Buttons, 4 Earring Findings With Post and Hoop, Jump Rings, Earring Backings

Buttons are the key to this project. When you are shopping for buttons start by looking for the same button that come in two different sizes. Or you can search for buttons that are different but compliment each other. It’s just important that to keep the earring looking balanced the button on top is small and the button on the bottom is larger.

PS: They don’t have to just be crystal earrings. They can be gold or silver metal or whatever floats your boat. I actually found some lucite buttons I’ll be transforming into a pair sometime soon!

Let’s start with the smaller button. Use a pair of nippers to remove the shanks off of the back of your button.

Use your strong hold glue to apply the finding to the back of the small earring.

Now on to the bigger button… Use your nippers to remove the back shank.

Use your strong hold glue to apply the finding to the back of the small earring.

Once everything has had time to dry, grab a pair of plyers and use the a jump ring to attach the two buttons. Feel free to use the nippers and cut off the post that’s still on the big button. No need to poke yourself in the head!

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25 responses

  1. Beautiful, thank you.

    November 6, 2012 at 4:39 am

  2. I really like these! Never thought about buttons for making expensive-looking earrings before.

    November 6, 2012 at 5:31 am

  3. Nancy

    Thanks for sharing another great and lovely idea. I just love this one!

    November 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

  4. GA

    LOVE this – turned out so well!!

    November 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

  5. Dee Becker

    Perfect timing!!!!! I have a night of elegance with my hubbie planned for this weekend & these will put my outfit OVER THE TOP!!!! Thanks!!!!!

    November 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

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  7. You are so creative! Love.

    November 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

  8. Sooo kicking myself for giving away my box of buttons! These are amazing!

    November 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

  9. Very well done! May I ask, where do you get these Rhinestone buttons?
    lg, lici

    November 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

    • I got them at my local fabric store, International Silk and Woolens in Los Angeles, CA

      November 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

  10. You have got some wonderful ideas and I really like your new name – Glitter and Glue. You can really beautify with your glitter, glue and spray paint – Keep on Shining!

    November 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  11. These are GREAT!

    November 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  12. What a great idea!!

    Xo, Rachel
    Glitzy Blues

    November 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  13. Great idea. Never thought of this :)

    November 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  14. Oh I just love this. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at jewelry making. This looks like a cool project. I’m going to reblog this too. Cheers!!

    November 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  15. I cannot wait to try this!
    Great idea :) Very crafty

    November 7, 2012 at 5:13 am

  16. Your blog is amazing!!! Love it!

    November 8, 2012 at 9:41 am

  17. WOW! So cool! Thumbs up

    November 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  18. They look so expensive!

    November 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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  20. Brilliant! Love your creativity.

    November 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

  21. beedia

    So chic! I could never have thought of this myself :)

    November 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  22. That is genius

    November 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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