While diamonds may well be a girl's best friend, there's a lot to be said for low-cost alternatives. And, if you're a little crafty, you'll find that you can make some stunning handmade earrings using low and no-cost supplies and a few basic craft skills.
There are many benefits to making your own handmade earrings. Here are just a few:
- Create earrings in a certain color to match an outfit or occasion
- Handmade earrings are a great way to practice or learn a new technique before committing to a larger project
- Earrings make great gifts, make a few pairs and keep some to give friends as gifts.
In this roundup of earrings made using low and no-cost items, you'll be surprised at what you can make using just a few basic supplies. In each project besides the supplies you require to make the decorative earring component, you'll also need a pair of ear wires. You will find these in your local craft store as well as extensively online.
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DIY Lace Earrings
If you have some lace trimming to hand, or a lace insert in a garment or home accessory that you can upcycle, then these super-attractive earrings are both low cost and simple to make. A winning combination!Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Hot Glue Earrings
If you love hot glue projects then you are going to go wild for this hot glue earring tutorial. These amazing earrings are made from drops of hot glue. This project costs just pennies to make, however, the finished earrings look a million dollars!
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Lace Covered Buttong Tutorial
Create elegant stud earrings by covering buttons with a tiny piece of lace.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Wrapped Paperclip Earrings
This is another who-would-believe-what-these-are-made-from projects. At the heart of these earrings is a simple 'unfolded' paper clip. Amazing results are achieved by wrapping yarn or thread around the unfolded paper clip to make attractive drops for earrings.
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