Yesterday's Finest Spring Morning Earrings




Introduction: Yesterday's Finest Spring Morning Earrings

About: I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady with a penchant for red wine, travel, and making something from nothing. I blog at Shrimp Salad Circus, where I cover everything from an extensive library of DIY tutorials to te...

This week's tutorial is by far the easiest I've ever made for you guys, but I also think it's one of the prettiest. This is a sure way to make a bold statement that looks much more complicated than it really is and will add a bit of vintage-style glam to any outfit!

The original tutorial and many more can be found at
Shrimp Salad Circus.

Step 1: Materials

(all can be found on Etsy supplies)
  • brass kidney ear wires
  • large brass floral filigrees
  • floral cabochons
  • E-6000 adhesive

Step 2:

Apply an even, moderately thick layer of adhesive to the back of the cabochon.

Step 3:

Firmly press the cabochon to the center of the filigree. Hold it in place for a few moments, and then set it aside to dry for several hours. You can also use a hairdryer on low heat to speed the drying process a bit.

Step 4:

Repeat steps one and two with the other filigree and cabochon.

Step 5:

Thread your kidney ear wires through the fronts of the tops of the filligrees.

Step 6:

You can use pliers to twist the catch of the ear wires to permanently hold the filigree in place, although I prefer to leave it open so that the earrings can be interchangeable.

Step 7:

After both ear wires have been attached and possibly permanently affixed, you now have a bold statement piece with a beautiful silhouette!

Step 8:

There you have it folks - one of the easiest and cutest projects I've done for How To-sday, so what are you waiting for? You can't really see the filligrees against my dark hair, but the point is - they're super-flattering, and you're bound to get tons of compliments on these gorgeous things (no need to tell them how easy it was)! Go buy some cabs and filligrees and get to crafting, and then send me pictures when you make them!!!

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    9 years ago on Step 8

    Very simple and SUPER cute!! Thanks!! (BTW, do you have any suggestions on where to get filigree findings that large?)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Just a side note, once you learn how to apply earhooks, you can change the hooks on any cute pair of dangles.  My mom and I are both allergic to nickel, but broke; so this was fashion on the cheap!