Time for another jewelry project that coincidentally would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift!
(I love making jewelry and own a RIDICULOUS amount of supplies. Expect more jewelry projects in the future).
I originally picked up a package of these resin flower embellishments from Michaels with the plan of turning them into magnets. That would have been fun, but I think these are much prettier than magnets!
To make your own earrings, you only need four things:
1. Earring blanks (if these were for me, I would use stud earrings) 2. Resin flowers 3. Tweezers 4. E-6000 (or another adhesive suitable for metal)
Assembly could not be easier . . .
While holding your rose with tweezers, apply a small amount of glue to the back and adhere it to the earring blank. Adjust the positioning of each rose before leaving it to dry.
My roses were slightly smaller than the diamond shape on the earring blank so I had to move them around to get the right placement.
Tip: Once the adhesive dries, your tweezers are also handy to remove any excess glue.
If you have a Silhouette, you can cut an earring backing card using this shape download. So easy!
To finish it off, I added a strip of “crafting tape” (that’s the Canadian equivalent of Washi tape) to the card. I think it still looks a bit plain, but I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine so this is how I left it (for now).
I have a new-found appreciation for people who photograph jewelry – I had to use glue dots to keep them from moving around!
Do you have any great gift ideas for Mother’s Day? I’d love to find out what you’re making – feel free to add your blog post’s address in the comments!
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