The ear cuff craze had many of you requesting a DIY so here it is: a single statement earring that is surprisingly easy to make. I think it’s important not to skimp on the quality of materials for this tutorial – E6000 and Swarovski crystals are a must for that strong hold and sophisticated sparkle!

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You’ll need:

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Start by hammering the hallow gold tube flat. Use the flatnose pliers to flatten and even out the texture.

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Pull the working surface off the edge of a table. Pierce a hole and push the earring post through the working surface. Squeeze a dollop of E6000 onto a disposable spoon.

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Use a toothpick and apply a generous amount of glue onto the flat post. Glue on the flattened curved piece. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes before applying more glue and attaching the shorter rhinestones to the post. Use the pliers and toothpick to help maneuver the rhinestones. Allow to dry.

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Add more glue along the curved piece and add the longer rhinestones, one piece at time and in an alternating pattern.

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Use the toothpick to add glue along the sides of the rhinestones each time for extra hold. Dry overnight.

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Use wire cutters to trim away the excess metal. Check for any potentially loose pieces and add more glue.

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Allow to dry for at least another day before wearing.

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And be sure to back it with a stabilizer clutch to help keep the ear cuff from drooping!

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(all images by HonestlyWTF)