We are fresh off of a two week vacation to Costa Rica so I wanted to make a quick and easy earring project to get me back into the swing of life. Our trip was amazing and I came home beyond relaxed and ready to create, I just haven’t quite figured out how my new inspiration will translate into projects. Ideas are swirling in my head but they haven’t quite worked themselves out yet. Time will tell…
These Copper Teardrop Earrings are the quick and easy project I needed. (I seem to say that a lot. Am I the world’d laziest crafter? Why do I only share things that take basically zero effort?) Along with being quick and easy they also require absolutely no talent. None. Not a drop. If you can tie your shoes, you have about 10,000x more “talent” than is required to make these earrings. I’m not even joking.
- Teardrop Wire Component – 2
- Copper Head Pin – 2
- Jewelry and metal glue
- Nail file
- Earring back – 2
1. Lay your finding on a clean, dry surface.
2. Dab glue onto the head of the copper pin and press it to the point of the teardrop shape.
3. The glue will set up quickly, so you just need to hold the pin in place for about 30 seconds.
4. Once the glue is totally dry, trim off the end of the pin to create a normal length for an earring post.
5. File any rough edges down with a nail file.
6. Rock your fab baubles.
- The ultimate question with these gems is, “How will they hold up?” They are glued together in such a tiny spot that it seems like they might just fall apart. I have worn them three times and they are still in one piece. I am more careful than I would normally be while getting them on and off, but once in they seem to hold up just fine. I did intentionally break them with my hands once just to see what it would take to do that. I actually ended up being the wire back piece before the glue came apart. Just be gentle with these guys!
- PS – Like the super soft lighting in that top pic? I mean, it might as well be straight off the set of a Barbara Walters special it is so gentle. Jesus.