Monday, October 21, 2013

DIY: Dolce and Gabbana Inspired Earrings

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Dolce and Gabbana earrings because I was so inspired by their beautiful designs.

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(photo via net-a-porter)
 
I was especially intrigued by this pair, but the $1,095 price tag put them way out of my reach. Instead of scouring the internet for similar earrings to purchase, I decided to try my hand at making something similar.
 
I used:
14 golden flower-shaped beads, 2 golden toggle clasps, 2 10mm ear clips, 4 6mm brass double rings, 14 round faux pearls, white acrylic paint, paint brushes, pliers, lace, E6000 adhesive, super glue, scissors
(All items may be purchased at Micheals or Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts)
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I began by folding the lace in half and gluing it together with E6000. I cut out two sections of the pattern with scissors.
 
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I sealed the loose ends of the lace with super glue. This will prevent the frayed edges from coming apart with wear.
 
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I painted the flowers with white acrylic paint and sat them aside to dry.
 
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Once the paint dried, I glued a large flower bead to the center of each ear clasp with E6000.
 
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I attached a brass ring onto each end of the cut-out lace using pliers. I attached a toggle clasp to the bottom ring, and I attached the ear clasp to the top ring. Afterwards, I glued three flower beads to the top and bottom of the lace with E6000. 
 
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After the glue dried, I placed a pearl in the center of each flower bead with a small amount of E6000. I allowed the pearls to adhere to the beads...and tada...Dolce and Gabbana inspired earrings!
 
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I'll be wearing these earrings in an upcoming post ;)

*If you decide to make these earrings yourself, I'd love to see them! Share a photo via Twitter*

Have a great week!
 
~Shandrese

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7 comments:

  1. wow that's a great DIY!! :D awesome earrings!!

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  2. These earrings are very nice! Great work!

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  3. for real? this is the best DIY. Can't wait to see how they look on person.

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  4. Love this! May I feature it in my best Dolce DIY round-up on hapinesswherever.com , using one photo? Will credit and link back of course :)

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