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 :)