Friday, June 11, 2010

A New Twist For Clip-On Earrings

I have several sets of clip-on earrings that my mother-in-law gave me. I tried wearing them but they hurt my ears.  I didn't want to get rid of them so I turned them into really cool vintage rings. The swell thing is you get two rings out of the clip-on earrings, so you can make one for yourself and one to give away as a gift.

Here's how you can do the same

Your supplies:
E-6000 glue
Ring Blanks- These are hard to find but Jo-Ann Fabric has them from time to time. When you see them buy them. Stocking up is always a swell idea. You can also get them on Etsy or at The Perfect Bead,
*Button Shank Remover- from Jo-Ann Fabrics
*Nail File Or Sandpaper

Once you have your supplies ready use your shank remover to snap off the clip part of your clip-on earring.
Next smooth any rough edges with the nail file or sandpaper

Put a dot of E-6ooo on your ring blank and attach it to the clip earring.

Prop up the ring so it can dry straight up. The glue takes awhile to set and is slippery. It takes a good couple
of hours to dry so keep an eye on it so the ring blank doesn't slip off the clip earring and dry crooked.

You are done. So easy and what a great gift for a teacher or a friend. Really swell.



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