Cabochon Earrings

I have had very VERY little time for crafting recently... the dissertation and then crazy puppy (mis)adventures (everyone is fine or getting there, but it was a little stressful for Mr. Max for a bit) and so I don't really have any incredibly detailed tutorials... so I decided I'd share some little things that I'd made recently here (because everyone needs a quick little project sometimes)! : )

This project started because I had some cabochons leftover from my cabochon + filigree necklace and the microbead pendants (I gave you some resources for where to buy these little guys in this post, though lately Pick Your Plum has had some SPECTACULARLY amazing deals on them!) and I'd seen gorgeous little cabochon earrings popping up everywhere... so I made some of my own!



Basically, you just need to get some E6000 glue or super-glue or some other kind of strong glue, some plain silver earring backs, and cabochons. Just dab some glue on the post, stick on the cabochon, let dry and voila - cute earrings! And the silver earring backs can be purchased from Hobby Lobby or Michael's for super-cheap... I think I got 10 or 20 pairs for $1 or $2!




I'll be sharing these at my favorite parties!

Also, I'm changing the way that I label photos because Picnik is closing and I can't get that Polaroid effect anywhere else (at least not so that it looks the same), so I'm going to label my tutorials like this... 



I've been working on making labels like this for the old tutorials and you should see them start to appear on the Past Research page pretty soon... get excited and hope you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day!

13 comments :

  1. Mel these are so sweet! There is nothing better than a cute and simple craft project! Bonnie and I would love for you to share them at our link party! Take care!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  2. Hey, I can make some of those w/ the cabochons I received in that package I won from your give away!

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  3. Oh my! I'm in love with those stud earrings :-) Very cute Mel! Hope the writing is going well!

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  4. I love simple projects! These are so cute.
    Are you using Gimp to label your pictures now? I've been trying to figure it out especially since picnik is closing. I'm going to miss the collage feature the most.

    Chrisitne @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  5. Those cabochons are so sweet! My first visit to your blog via Shabby Nest... so glad I followed your link! I started following on Linky! Have a fabulous weekend, jules

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  6. So cute! I found you through the bloglovin blog hop. I'm following via GFC, LF and bloglovin. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com and check me out.

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  7. These are so cute!! Sorry for the confusion, but you shared these on the blog hop instead of Sharing Saturday. Can you please re-share at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/sharing-saturday-7.html? Thank you!!

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  8. Hi!!! Just followed you via GFC and Linky, and am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. These earrings are darling and made for such a steal. I have been interested in trying to make my own jewelry, might just start with this idea. Thanks!!! www.questofthenocturnalbaker.blogspot.com

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  9. These are great! I have a friend who makes these and sells them for a lot more than $1-$2, so I like how economical it is to just make them yourself. Thanks for sharing. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  10. Hello kindle. Cute earrings, wish my ears were still pierced. I admire that you're relabeling all your old projects, that's dedication! xo

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  11. These are so cute! I've been so MIA in blog world!!! You will have to fill me in with all the new google updates. I'm clueless with what is going on with followers etc!

    -ashley @ www.evelynkatedesigns.com

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  12. Thanks, Mel, for sharing them at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

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  13. These are great! Thanks for joining us on our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful recipes! -The Sisters

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