Crafts DIY

Cute as a Button Earrings You Can Make


Most of us have seen button stud earrings, and maybe even the cluster button earrings. Either way, here’s a new twist on the popular trend. I call them Swivel Stacked Button Earrings. They are extremely easy to make, and can be done using all kinds of variations, colors, and different kinds of beads.

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What you’ll need

Flat Headpins (preferably the long ones)
Buttons in assorted colors and sizes (you could also experiment with different shapes for unique looks)
Various beads (small ones are used to keep buttons on headpin, while others can be used for decorative purposes)
French Hook Earrings
Wire Trimmers
Needle Nose Pliers

Step 1

Since most buttons have too large of a whole, you’ll need to first put a small bead on the headpin to keep buttons from sliding off.

Step 2

Take your buttons and put them on in any order you want. You can vary from size or colors depending on the look you want. At this point, you can also add various beads if you choose.

Step 3

Once you’ve got your earrings looking the way you want, it’s time to attach the headpin to a French hook earring. Assuming you have quite a bit of length left on your headpin, this is where you can trim off any excess. Be sure to leave enough length to make a loop to attach your earring hook. Now you will use your needle nose pliers to loop the excess of the pin (like a jump ring) so the earring hook is attached. Make sure you close your loop tight enough so they don’t slip off your earrings.

If all went well, you should now have a funky pair of dangling earrings!

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  • Reply amberrenee 01/15/2009 at 2:54 am

    super easy tutorial for delicious and cute rainbow*e earrings!~

  • Reply wendyrgould 01/15/2009 at 3:54 am

    This is way too cute for words. Someone should make these and sell them!! 😛

  • Reply Crystal 01/26/2009 at 10:01 pm

    Cool! I’ll have to try this some time. Love the new header btw.

  • Reply MaruMaru 02/28/2009 at 9:07 am

    This is a great tutorial! Thanks so much 🙂

    I also make earrings and sell them at my shop

  • Reply rawr_ish_saraah 10/19/2009 at 4:31 pm

    love it! I’m a jewelry maker, and I’m not all that good with earrings, though. This definitely makes it seem easier!

  • Reply amberrenee 10/19/2009 at 4:49 pm

    oh, great! i know i speak for everyone when i say we cannot wait to see what each of you do!

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