Sunday, August 10, 2014

DIY Vintage Earring Conversion

Clearly I have a lot to say today :)

So, I've been meaning to post this project for a while now - it's no secret that I love vintage and antique shopping.  I really love vintage jewelry - they really don't make 'em like they used to.  

I've bought a few pairs of clip on or screw on earrings in the past and they're just not comfortable to wear.  My ears are pierced so I figured I'd try to convert them.  Now I wouldn't do this with priceless heirlooms or anything but these earrings were all relatively inexpensive so I gave it a go.

It's super super simple - here are the materials needed:

  • Earring post/backing hardware (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Sanding block
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Kobalt snippers

The first step is to snip off the backing (whether it's a screw on or clip on).  The Kobalt ones really are the best, they take minimal effort and cut really well.  Sand down the sharp edges. 

Use a bit of the E6000 *outside with fresh air* on the backs of the earring.  Pull off any remaining strings and let dry.  Voila you're done!  I find that I'm wearing my vintage earrings a lot more now that they're more comfortable to wear.  I hope you try this project out too :)


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