27 August 2010

how-to make vintage post earrings


HOW-TO MAKE VINTAGE POST EARRINGS
by kristi of a life through the lens

A friend of mine introduced me to the most adorable pair of vintage earrings that are so very easy and inexpensive to make. I'll show you how...



You'll need:
• Rose or decorative buttons with hooks on the back (about $1 at the craft store)
• Button shank/hook remover (about $5 at the craft store)
• Glue gun
• Earring posts and back (about $1 for a pack of 16 at the craft store)
• Spray paint or acrylic paint if you want to change the color of your buttons

Here is what the buttons look like with the hooks...


Get your button hook remover as close to the base of the hook as possible for a flatter surface.


This is what the buttons will look like with the hooks removed...


Use your glue gun to glue the post to the back of the earrings. 
The buttons with the earring posts glued on...


The final result...beautiful, vintage, simple and classic all in one,


I think these would make fabulous gifts...don't you?

the how-to series was created to encourage confidence in the creativity and skills we each have to offer. i am excited to showcase your talents and unique ideas. if you have a specialty (and i know you do), please submit your how-to guest post by emailing me: marta at martawrites dot com. i will be delighted to feature your how-to in the future.

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10 comments:

Christie {Honoring Health} said...

I love this! Making jewelry is one of my hobbies and using vintage buttons is my favorite media!

Pink Panda said...

My sister made me three sets of these one in pink, red and white! I want to try doing some with a few owl buttons!

Marci said...

That is crazy easy! Can't wait to try it!

holtkamp said...

i love these, thanks!

Brandi said...

How lovely and so easy too! I'm definitely going to try this.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I am so going to try this!

s. said...

ah! i love this "how-to" also!! too cute! and easy ;)

E said...

What an awesome idea! Just discovered your blog and am already obsessed!!! :)

Sarah Grace Villaflor said...

I so love these earrings! Looks so clean and fresh and light when worn. I'm totally into jewelry making, gotta have one of these.

Anonymous said...

Awesome explanation with very helpful photos. I've been meaning to make some earrings like this. Now I definitely will!

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