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Free DIY Earring Tutorials and Projects Using Low Cost Supplies
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.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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Make Paper Star Earrings
These pretty earrings are made from folded paper stars. All you require is a strip of paper and some earring findings.Continue to 3 of 22 below.
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How to Make Paper Rose Earrings
Who would believe that these pretty rose earrings started life as thin strips of paper? Learn how to make your own with this detailed tutorial.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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DIY Copper Patina Earrings
Stunning copper earrings needn't be difficult to make, find out how to make your own and apply a patina to give depth to the copper finish using the tutorial below.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Paper Bead Earrings
When it comes to making earrings, it doesn't come a lot cheaper than using paper beads - however, the end results belie the humble beginnings.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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Credit Card Earrings
Instead of throwing out that old credit card, grab a pair of scissors and make yourself a cute pair of credit card earrings!
Go To Project PageContinue to 7 of 22 below.
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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 8 of 22 below.
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Knotted Leather Earrings
This photo tutorial shows us how to create stunning knitted earrings from leather cord.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Stamped Paper Earrings
Frame settings are a useful craft supply to have to hand as they provide a quick and easy way to make jewelry using low cost supplies. In this project I use pieces of paper I have stamped and colored to create unique earrings.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Black and White Stamped Earrings
This is a black and white variation of the earring on the previous page.
Go To Project PageContinue to 11 of 22 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!Continue to 12 of 22 below.
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Lace Covered Buttong Tutorial
Create elegant stud earrings by covering buttons with a tiny piece of lace.Continue to 14 of 22 below.
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Scrap Fabric Earring Tutorial
Make these earrings from scraps of fabric. This is a nifty way to create earrings that complement an outfit. This project is so simple to do you could quickly create earrings to give as gifts.Continue to 15 of 22 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.Continue to 16 of 22 below.
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Lace Trim Earrings
Learn how to turn lace trim into beautiful dangling lace earrings. This tutorial also shows how to stiffen the lace to create more robust earrings.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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DIY Leather Triangle Dangle Earrings
Make these earrings using a few scraps of leather. They are going to be lightweight and comfortable to wear, as well as being quick to make.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Beaded Hoop Earrings
Here's a great way to give an existing pair of hoop earrings a makeover.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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Polymer Clay Stamped Earrings
This is another one of my tutorials and in this one I show how to make a pair of earrings using polymer clay as a base to stamp into. This technique is almost infinitely variable, meaning you can create unique earrings and other items of jewelry.
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Gemstone Dangle Earrings
This is a great project to get started making bead jewelry. Learn how to create these pretty earrings using this detailed photo tutorial.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Paper Clip Earrings
Here's another pair of earrings which feature a paper clip as the base structure. In these earrings beads are threaded onto the unfolded paper clip.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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Polymer Clay Earrings
These earrings use just a tiny amount of polymer clay which is rolled into a thin sheet and cut to fit the inside of a frame setting. Simple to do with great looking end results.