Being a fan of statement jewellery, I used to dislike stud earrings. Too… discreet I thought. But recently, I’ve taken another look at them. They’re actually very versatile! By switching the back of the stud, the same pair of earrings looks totally different.

Take 1: normal stud earring


Take 2: the same earring but with a DIY-ed back

What do you think?


You can do any number of things to the backers! (Not necessarily always a rock/ punk look!) ย I’ve already shown you how to make the one above in myย Graduation Ball earrings tutorial so, today, I’ll demonstrate another back. Actually it may have made more sense to model those instead! LOL OK re-shoot tomorrow once the sun is back up ๐Ÿ™‚


What you need:

  • pair of earring backs
  • Pliers
  • Jump ring
  • 3 spikes
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Step 1:

Open the jump ring. Slide 1 loop of the earring back through then follow it with the 3 spikes. Close tightly with the pliers.
DONE! See how easy that was? ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have just the necklace to go with it too! Actually that necklace would work well as the handle of a black clutch bag, don’t you think?


Written by Zen



Thats a good little DIY, I don’t know if I would add spikes, just in case I fell on them, but I like the chain ones, your idea is very good!!

Hapiness, Everywhere

Thank you Rebecca! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah spikes aren’t for everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ My friends certainly don’t like them, but I’m a huge fan! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting- I hope you come back and feedback regularly ๐Ÿ™‚ Much as I love the sound of my own voice, it gets a little lonely talking to myself ๐Ÿ˜›


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