I love jewelry. My husband would probably agree that I have more than I need, but feel a little more justified if I can get jewelry on sale. Even better, I enjoy making my own jewelry when I can to save even more. These DIY Glitter Earrings were so simple, and they would be a great gift idea for your jewelry-collecting, glitter-loving friends!
Start with a cameo pendant (these ones can be found at Wholeport) with a metallic base/blank and a resin or glass cabochon that fits over the blank. These ones measure about 18mm, so they are a perfect size for earrings or a small necklace.
Add a drop of Mod Podge into each blank. Then with a small paint brush or q-tip, carefully spread the Mod Podge around the inside of the blank. Try hard not to get the Mod Podge outside the tray area. if you do, just wipe the Mod Podge off with a wet tissue or cloth.
Pour your glitter color of choice over the pendants. The finer the glitter, the better. If you are using a larger pendant, you could get away with using a chunkier glitter. Let sit for a few minutes, then carefully pick up the pendant and tap off the excess glitter.
Tip: Work over a scrap piece of paper. That way you can easily pour the extra glitter back into the container.
Leave the pendants to dry for about an hour. Then, add a drop of E6000 onto the back side of the resin or glass cabochon. Place the cabochon over the glitter/in the pendant tray and apply a little pressure to spread the glue out.
Let the pendants dry for a few hours. If you bump the cabochon before the glue is dry, you could make the glue bubble or even pull up some of the glitter.
Using jewelry pliers, open the ring at the end of an earring hook (can also be found at Wholeport). Place the pendants onto the earring hook, and carefully twist closed. Repeat with any colors of glitter you love to match your wardrobe and enjoy your new, custom piece of jewelry! So easy, and they really are quick to make. That is, minus the wait time - but you could make multiple sets while you're waiting for each pair to dry.
Big thanks to Wholeport for the products used in this post. As always, all opinions are my own.