Sunday, August 10, 2014

How to Make Double Sided Pearl Earrings

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014 2 Comments

Some women prefer not to wear stud earrings as they find them uncomfortable when on the phone. So this idea of not having a wire poking into you is clever.  Geneva over on A Pair and a Spare's Dior inspired tutorial shows how you can add extra pearls to regular pearl stud earrings AND look stylish!

Image from Wander and Hunt's DIY Pearl Kit

Geneva is smart and uses a clear rubber earring back to glue into the large holes of the larger acrylic pearls which effectively "receives" the business end of the smaller pearl stud earrings.

Can't get the right pearls and stuff? She also has a kit over on her other site Wander and Hunt which is enough for all sorts of projects, not just the double pearl earrings.

I am wondering if clear rubber earring backs can also be glued into appropriate sized metal beads so they do the same thing. But these will give a different look and also make it easier for someone to put the small rubber backs.

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  1. Cute!!!!
    You can indeed do this with almost any bead - but you don't need the plastic earring nut. :-) Use clear silicone caulking to fill the hole, then make a small pilot hole for the stud. Some of those nuts are actually made of silicone because some folks are allergic to plastic. Plus, they grip nicely. :-)

    You can also make 'floating' miracle beads that stay put with no crimps with silicone caulking. Just fill the beads with the caulk and then stick a thin needle all the way through as a pilot. String the bead and place it where you want it. :-)

  2. Simply awesome suggestions and tips, Perri! We can`t thank you enough!