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!
- a few 8 x 4mm Swarovski navette rhinestones & settings
- a few 11 x 3mm Swarovski navette rhinestones & settings
- 1 2 x 40mm curved gold tube
- 1 flat glue-on post
- 1 stabilizer clutch
- a pair of flatnose pliers
- a pair of wire cutters
- a hammer
- a toothpick
Start by hammering the hallow gold tube flat. Use the flatnose pliers to flatten and even out the texture.
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.
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.
Add more glue along the curved piece and add the longer rhinestones, one piece at time and in an alternating pattern.
Use the toothpick to add glue along the sides of the rhinestones each time for extra hold. Dry overnight.
Use wire cutters to trim away the excess metal. Check for any potentially loose pieces and add more glue.
Allow to dry for at least another day before wearing.
And be sure to back it with a stabilizer clutch to help keep the ear cuff from drooping!
(all images by HonestlyWTF)
Wow the ear cuff looks totally marvelous. Hope I can make one too. Thanks for sharing this great diy 😀
WOW!! Love the result.
wwaaauuu amazing diy, it’s gorgeous
Just amazing as always!!
Great idea! It looks lovely 🙂
what is a stabilizer clutch? no pictures shown
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This is awesome idea, it’s looks great!
I loved it!!!!!!!
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Love it ! Amazing tutorial !
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Woaww thats it thats diy for fashion blogger!
Gorgeous! Any chance of a DIY on a “freestanding cuff,” one that doesn’t go through a piercing? I’d love to learn that technique.
I agree this is beautiful but it is not a cuff.
I would really like to know how to make it as a cuff.
Obsessed. Need to make a ton of these in different colors.
This is so cool, love it.
I buyed ones like that but I could do by my one. http://www.parfois.com/index.php?pais=eua&id=51&idp=13029
Next time I will do 😀
LOVE this project!!! Thank you for another fab tut!
These turned out AWESOME!!!!
This is siiick! Love!
This is such a great diy!!!
Love how it is big enough to be a cuff but not over bearing where it is covering your whole ear.
Thanks for sharing.
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Totally DIYing it!
This is sweet. Looks like I’ll be sporting on this coming weekend for a wedding!
LOVE!!! I definitely want to make some in all colors. Thanks so much for this!
WOW! This actually looks really easy! I love it xx
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Gorgeous cuff!!!!!!!!!!! i want it!!
Omg this looks pretty amazing! Great gift ideas
for friends as well c: Thank you I’ve got this
one bookmarked! Xx
This is FAB!!! Thank you for sharing:)
What a gorgeous DIY – Love it! <3
So cool! Will definitely have to try it out!
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So pretty, amazing idea! xx
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wow! this is what i’d call a DIY!
Very well executed!
Awesome idea and very well done! xx
this is great
These look like a million bucks. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
Wow this looks so high-class! You definitely need a calm hand for this xD
I love this! Just a question though, the rhinestones in the pictures are in settings to make them flat backed, but the rhinestones in the link are not. Where can I find the things to set the stones in?
@Casey, I’ve updated the supply list to include the settings!
Any DIYs for non-pierced ear cuffs? Love this DIY. Will pass on to others.
This is beautiful! Love love love it.
Will definitely give it a try 🙂 Perhaps for this weekend’s DIY project. It will be a good excuse to stock up on supplies!
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Wow! It look amazing!
Omg thank you so much for this! This is just so lovely and you did a GREAT job! ;))
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A great idea. They look very unique and posh. I love them.
This DIY is amazing, it would be perfect for a bride on her big day or even at the rehearsal dinner!
If I had the skills to do this is definately would. Too bad I can’t hahaha.
I would call that a success!
I came here for an EARCUFF DIY..
And I get glue? Piercing? Glue? Did I mention glue?
Wow this is amazing, will have to try a bit of DIY soon 😉
Love it! But it would also be cute to make another for the other ear as a matching pair of earrings! One is simply not enough.
Wow! This DIY is simply amazing! Looks so stylish! 🙂
I like your use of the curved tube, Great idea to hammer it out and use it as the foundation of the piece. I have to say I was a bit confused because i thought an earcuff wraps around the outside of the ear and doesn’t go through a piercing. I think this piece is more of an earring than a cuff. But it came out gorgeous anyway! it takes skill and a steady hand to glue those rhinestones perfectly into place.
I love this! will def try
Erica, fabulous tutorial!
Where can I find the settings for the 11×3 navette rhinestones? The website you linked doesn’t seem to have them.
Thank you in advance!
So creative! Great job!
also looking for the settings for the 11×3 navette rhinestones. erica, could you include a link to the ones you used? thanks!
Fabulous tutorial! I’ve been dying for this!
This earrings look awesome! Love them!
This is one accessory trend I’m personally sooo much in love with!
Ear cuffs are super on trend. I got this Ear Cuff recently.
Hope could have come across your post earlier :)❤
To all, go ahead tuck your hair behind the ear to reveal your beautiful ear cuff.
Woooow ! You guys are so inspiring !! Love it
This is such a cool idea..definitely gonna give this a try!!
Do you have a site where you sell some of these items? I love!!!
Thank you! This is amazing idea and very, very beauty!
Very nice; great result !! xx
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Wow, these are so similar to a pair of multicolored (mostly red) clip-on earrings I used to have that were my grandmother’s (for super-dress-up for her, I imagine). I feel a physical pain that I lost them somewhere along the way, but your tutorial makes me feel a little better — and I can actually wear this earring as opposed to the larger HEAVY ones from my grandmother (that I managed to break before I lost – great idea to give them to a child!).
It’s really nice! I will try it 🙂
I really want to make these, but do they stay in the right angle in your ears?
Golden Ear Cuff made by La Kukita
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Such an innovative way to get a base for ear cuffs- will definitely take a leaf from your book for my DIY tutorials on hapinesswherever.wordpress.com 🙂
Bonjour, elles sont superbes mais qu’appèle t’on un stabilisateur ?
Bonne journée et bravo
Can’t wait to try this out & include in my links to love post!
This is a beautiful post style earring. It is not a cuff. You do not have to have pierced ears to wear a cuff. I was a bit disappointed with the discription since I do not have pierced ears. They are stunning.
Beautiful piece! I’m so in love. I will definitely give this a try. For all the ladies that don’t have pierced ears, just attach an earring clip instead of a post and there you have it. Thanks for sharing!
Can you explain what a stabilizer clutch is?
I am having a tough time finding rhinestones 11x3mm and 8x4mm, let alone Swarovski. Can you recommend an on-line or catalog source, please?
This is a beautiful earring however, I do not consider it a cuff. Cuffs do not require piercing. They simply wrap around your ear. I was looking for a new cuff idea and was disappointed to find a stud earring instead.
great work. love it
I am in love with this DIY project and your photo is just perfect
Hi very beautiful. Where would i get the stablizer clutch. I would love to make these.
I love love love the ear huggers
Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I will gather the necessary pieces to make this project. I’m gathering gift ideas for my nieces and grand nieces. God’s Blessings
love the earrings 🙂