DIY Prada Rose Earrings

We’re stopping to smell the roses with this week’s reader requested DIY. Prada‘s spring jewelry collection, comprising of necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings featuring large resin flowers and crystals, is flawlessly retro and delightfully feminine. With the abundance of assorted resin cabochons and pear-shaped rhinestones available online, you’ll have a ball customizing your very own pair of danglers. Honestly!

You’ll need:

Using the wire cutters, snip off any hooks or attachments fastened to the rhinestone frog closure.

The tip of the eye pins will be glued to the top of each rhinestone drop. Trim the eye pin to fit. Squeeze a dollop of E6000 glue onto a small wooden spoon or disposable plate.  I like to use a small amount at a time, as the glue tends to try quickly.

Use a toothpick to apply a good amount of glue onto the rhinestone drop. Attach the trimmed eye pins and allow them to dry completely.

Push a head pin through the top of the resin cabochon. With the round nose pliers, make a 90 degree bend in the wire.

Keeping the pliers at the base of bend, wrap the wire around the outer jaw to create a loop. Trim away any excess wire.

Apply a large drop of glue to the back of each resin cabochon. Press the ear posts into the glue and allow them to dry completely.

Attach the resin rose and rhinestone drop together with a jump ring.

Your Prada-inspired resin rose earrings are finished!

Attach a few ear backs and they’re ready to wear. Enjoy!

(Prada Resin Rose Earrings $540; top image from Prada; rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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128 Comments

  1. Lisa wrote:

    these are so costumey and over the top that they are just perfect, great project!
    in dramatic fashion

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  2. I love how simple this is– with a beautiful result!
    Erin @ Thanks, I Made It

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  3. It’s a little ambitious for me, but definitely a great DIY.
    I figured out a very simple DIY for my left over earrings, have a look: http://natashafatah.blogspot.ca/2012/02/diy-earrings-as-broaches.html

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  4. Those are beautiful!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  5. c wrote:

    Omg, amazing 😀

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  6. brilliant!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  7. Joan wrote:

    wow that’s sooo creative!

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  8. This is A M A Z I N G!
    Thanks for sharing.. can’t wait to try..
    http://www.annesanchorage.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I’ll try these and hopefully post up my version soon.
    http://www.annesanchorage.com

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  10. Katharina wrote:

    greatness, again! loving all of your diy´s!

    xoxo

    ketchembunnies.blogspot.com

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  11. this is wonderful!
    i recently made similar earrings but dannijo inspired with skulls and beads. and a simple stick on ring with an off white flower.
    xo,
    Natalie

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  12. They are so pretty 🙂 xo

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  13. style-xyz wrote:

    I love all Prada accessories for SS12! Earrings are on my wishlist too 🙂 maybe I should try this DIY 🙂

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

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  14. Jeline wrote:
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  15. Sketch42 wrote:

    I LOVE these! Great job

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  16. Wow. Spot on! I wish I had the time to try this!!!

    xx,
    Donyel

    Mademoiselle Meese

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  17. Carolina wrote:

    They’re stunning!

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  18. LOVE these! Gorgeous job… and love them in the light blue. Using the frog was such an innovative twist! Beautiful, bravo!!

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  19. Steph wrote:

    Those are so beautiful!

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  20. eliana wrote:

    I”m not super into bling but I love these!! Maybe they’ll be my something blue for the wedding:)

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  21. Livy wrote:

    WTF, this is genius.

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  22. Jeanne Canto (@jeannnnnnnnes) wrote:

    I saw this on PS I Made This… last week. idk if you guys work together or now each other but yeah. just an observation

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  23. P. wrote:

    I love your DIY’s! Keep it up!

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  24. Awesome tutorial, it looks better than the originals!

    http://siping-green-tea.blogspot.com

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  25. Xeana wrote:

    This is so similar to the Prada. A stunning DIY project.

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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  26. Janet wrote:

    Love!! Your DIY is beautiful!!

    With hearts,
    Janet
    http://missrockcouture.blogspot.com

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  27. OMG ERICA amazing job by PRADA

    Lovely Earrings =)

    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

    http://www.laviequo.com

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  28. Thalie F wrote:

    Beatiful! Your technique looks more like the real thing and seams more durable then other DIY I’ve seen. Thanks.
    To achieve the Prada soft colours, I was thinking of painting the rhinestones with a light coat of translucent nail polish. Has anyone ever tried it?

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  29. Impressive. I do love how elegantly retro and very slightly goofy these earring are!
    Material Fixations

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  30. Celina wrote:

    Gorgeous!!! What a savvy DIY-er you are! You are going to inspire me to do some DIY projects. I can picture these earrings with a simple casual outfit to up the style level and amp up the look.
    XX
    Celina
    http://www.StyleByCelina.com

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  31. Naomi wrote:

    LOVE THESE!!!!!! How fun.

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  32. Kate wrote:

    I think this is one of my absolute fave DIY projects! Such a lovely finished product and they look fairly simple to make:)

    <3 Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com

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  33. Dee wrote:

    Oh this a great tutorial! I can’t wait to make these. Thank you!

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  34. rachel wrote:

    well done! absolutely perfect!

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  35. Martina wrote:

    I?m love with every your diy

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  36. vasilieva wrote:

    these are gorgeous, so awesome

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

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  37. irem wrote:

    wow yours is lovelier than prada’s =)

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  38. Grietje wrote:

    Lovely earrings!

    Check out my DIY earrings at http://www.secondagenda.be

    xoxo

    Grietje

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  39. Cristy wrote:

    DIY nicer than original! Fantastic!

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  40. Alison wrote:

    I love these! I’m not that crafty, but I’m going to give it a try 🙂
    Thank you for making the steps so detailed — it makes me think I have a shot at doing it!

    http://www.stylingmylife.com

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  41. Great job, thanks!

    Alessia

    THE CHILI COOL

    FACEBOOK

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  42. Laura wrote:

    Amazing! I will try to do this my self if i will find the bling part 🙂

    http://lauravaluta.blogspot.com/

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  43. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for the DIY tutorial!! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  44. january wrote:

    they’re actually amazing! you have the best diy’s!
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  45. Sara Moura wrote:

    It’s gorgeous!!! I love it and i’m defenitly going to try it.

    I made a tutorial on how to make a rose ring, please came check it out: Made by: sara

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  46. Mischelle wrote:

    I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS

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  47. courtney wrote:

    Thanks for sharing! This post is right up my alley because I have a vintage jewelry & accessory shop. Always searching for more inspiration.

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  48. Lindsey wrote:

    Everyone- eBay has those sweet little resin flowers for a whole lot less than Etsy!

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  49. Leanne wrote:

    Those are AMAZING!

    Love from South Africa

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  50. Kat wrote:

    Wow awesome DIY. We have these Prada Images on our storefront now (we do eyewear). Just got them installed over the weekend!

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  51. Malia wrote:

    best DIY ever, love it, check out my latest DIY inspired by Dries Van Noten shoes on http://www.StyleMemento.com

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  52. Heidi wrote:

    Looks great !

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  53. omg perfect! so awesome, need find time to try this!!

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

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  54. Xenia FaSHionRoLLa Kuhn wrote:

    woooooooow, so creative! great job!

    FaShionRoLLa

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  55. This is a nice post in an interesting line of content, great way of bring this topic to discussion.

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  56. So great. You ladies are beyond creative.

    Egocloset.com Giveaway!

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  57. Laure wrote:

    One word to say : AMAZINGGGGGG!!!
    http://ilovedoityourself.blogspot.fr/

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  58. great diy…cant wait to try it!

    xoxo
    P&P

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  59. DC2NY wrote:

    Amazing DIY! These resin rose cabochons are just so romantically FaShionable!!! Aaahh! I need to make them bad!!

    DC2NYConfessions Blog
    Don’t miss my spring giveaway

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  60. Sydney wrote:

    love this idea!

    scribblesandsomersaults.blogspot.com

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  61. Jaeger wrote:
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  62. taylor wrote:

    PS I made this!
    love it

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  63. Zoya wrote:

    LOVE these! Forever lusting over Prada. I was wondering if it was possible for you lovely ladies to do a DIY on this Prada belt? I’m so in love with it, but I cannot for the life of me work out how to make it!

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  64. Flami wrote:

    I’m crazy for your DIY!!!…i pubblish same of theme on my blog!..

    follow me on http://monmannequin-flami.blogspot.it/

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  65. stinemathilde wrote:

    I thinkt this DIY is looking MORE expensive and beautiful than the ones from Prada..

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  66. Les jolies choses by paulette wrote:

    This earrings are beautiful!
    But how do you find all the pieces equal the original?

    http://lesjolieschosesbypaulette.blogspot.it/

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  67. Wow, amazing DIY!

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  68. Hayley wrote:

    These earrings are beautiful!

    Wondering if this aqua necklace by Plumo could be a DIY soon? Thanks!

    http://tinyurl.com/6rsbfbo

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  69. It looks so easy! But I’m sure it isn’t!

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  70. Renae wrote:

    Hi there! These are AMAZING!!
    I was trying to find some cabs with the hole in the back for the head pin and am having a hard time. Can you suggest an Etsy site?
    Thank you and thanks for all the great DIY’s!!

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  71. These look awesome! Going to have to get some of that glue so I can try my hand at this kind of thing.

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  72. This is glamorous! Love the glamour of the earrings and they are just easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

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  73. These are seriously so good! And I’m honored that my requests have been heard!

    EM

    http://www.moveslightly.blogspot.com

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  74. Lex wrote:

    this is super cute!

    for more DIY jewelry inspiration you can check out my DIY Dream Catcher Necklace

    http://burnoutbrite.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/diy-dream-catcher-necklace/

    xXo

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  75. Golden wrote:

    Lovely!

    I have a request, could you also do a DIY of the necklace that the models are wearing?

    Xx

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  76. Kelly wrote:
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  77. Ann wrote:

    I just bought everything to make this DIY and can’t get the pin head through the rose cabochon. Are you a super human?!

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Ann, what is the gauge of your headpin? feel free to email me directly with any questions: erica@honestlywtf.com

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  78. OfeliaMar wrote:

    Gorgeous
    thanks for this information
    http://live-fashion-love.blogspot.com/

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  79. Buglerboo wrote:

    Guys, first and foremost just to say the site is brilliant; its given me so much inspiration and now I can finally afford to make, at least a version, of the clothes and accessories I love.
    While I blog about what I would wear if I could afford it, you blog about how to make those dreams afforable. I would be very grateful if you could check out my blog; whilst only in its early days I think it has real potential -the internet is seriously lacking a fierce, unashamedly feminist fashion blog.
    Thanks
    Constructive criticism much appreciated 🙂

    http://whatiwould.blogspot.co.uk/

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  80. Amanda jane wrote:

    I made a few pairs of these when I first saw the Prada line a few months back,
    I found that my ears are too stretched and the earrings sagged and looked unsightly. So I made mine with clip on backs instead.

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  81. sara wrote:

    Wonderful earrings.. i love your blog and postings , a big hug and thanks for all your great ideas, love Sara

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  82. vasare wrote:

    Brilliant!

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  83. Li ChunBo wrote:

    The floral cabochons look great in this fun DIY project. Cabochons are also available in more youthful themes for a less glamorous look.

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  84. One diretion wrote:

    They would look soooooo good on me!!!!!!! 😀

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  85. Marina wrote:

    So beautiful!

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  86. Joselyne wrote:

    I can’t find rose cabochons with a hole in the back 🙁

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  87. chick here wrote:

    This is what I want to konw,thanks very much!

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  88. ???????????????? wrote:

    U do the most horrible things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:P

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  89. Taylah wrote:

    Does anyone know where I can get the frog closures ?

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  90. Kimberly Clairmont wrote:

    Does anyone know where you can get the rose cabochons with the hole in the back? I have found everything but that, and its impossible to get the pin through a flower with no hole.

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  91. Micah Tjeerdsma wrote:

    Hello!

    Could you tell me where you tend to buy most of your jewelry making stuff? I cannot WAIT to make these, but couldn’t find the cabochons or the rhinestone clips.

    Thanks so much!

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  92. Micah Tjeerdsma wrote:

    Annnnnnd I need to retract my previous question. I just realized there are links to everything at the top.

    Thanks again!

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  93. Teresa wrote:

    I just ordered these off ETSY, it’s an earring pad with a hole on the bottom already. I have worked with these flower cabochons in the past and the flat bottom ones always adhere better.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65299242/surgical-stainless-steel-blank-pad

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  94. Mina wrote:

    Can you tell me which glue is the best when i decoration cover for mobile? that mean plastic…
    tnx

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  96. Lynn Donovan wrote:

    i really have no idea where to get those things in Bogor, Indonesia

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  97. Angelina wrote:

    Hi, I love these earrings, but can someone please tell me where I can get the cabochons with the predrilled holes? I’ve been all over Etsy and Ebay to no avail, and I’d love to give these a try.

    Thanks!

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