I’ve inherited a lot of my grandma’s old clip-on earrings, many of which I like very much, but I’d rather have them in pierced earring form. Time for a diy?! Yes indeed :D
what you will need…
- old clip-on earrings [or really anything you want to turn into earrings that you can glue to an earring stud]
- super glue
- earring posts and backs [it is possible to find them in packs where they come together unless you go to the Michael’s in Roanoke, apparently…]
step one [no foto]: remove the clip part from the back of the earring. This was easy for these three pairs, just bend the metal until it snaps off. You could use wire cutters for trickier ones though.
step two: put a generous amount of glue on the earring post.
step three: place post on the back of the earring.
step three [and a half?]: this is just a more zoomed in foto of the previous step :D
step four: wait for glue to dry. Oh and please disregard the fact that the posts are silver and the earrings are gold… it bothers me too, but that was all I could get and I guess I’m the only one who will know the difference… I won’t tell if y’all won’t? :D
And the finished product! It’s a pretty quick and easy way to update earrings like this; the supplies were less than $10 total, and you can generally find old inexpensive jewelry pretty easily. You could use buttons or beads or lots of other things too… so many possibilities!
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