My heart literally stopped when I saw these Dior double pearl earrings. And when one of my favorite DIY blogs, A Pair & A Spare, posted a tutorial to make them, I dropped everything and started right away. Unfortunately, I didn't have the perfect size of pearl beads, and I was too impatient to wait to go to Michaels the next day. So I improvised! And sometimes, improv turns out even better...
- 1 pair of pearl earrings
- 2 rubber earring backs
- 2 wooden cube beads
- a CD
- e6000 glue
- sharp scissors
- optional: white acrylic paint and a thin paintbrush
1. Using a toothpick, put a small dot of glue into the hole of the bead.
2. Press the earring back into the hole. Repeat with the other bead. Let dry for 20-30 minutes.
3. You could be done right here, with a pair of pearl and wood double-sided earrings! But I went a step further by using a CD to make them iridescent/holographic. Cut the CD in half. Be careful!
4. At the cut edge, gently separate the CD into two. One side should be just clear plastic, and the other side will have the shiny stuff. Discard the clear plastic.
5. Trace the sides of the bead onto the non-shiny part of the CD with a marker. Cut the squares out. Remember, you don't need to cover the side with the earring back!
6. Glue the small CD squares onto the bead. Repeat with the other cube.
7. Let dry for at least 1 hour.
8. I painted the edges and the tops of the beads with white paint to polish it up, but that's up to you!
And now you have pearl and iridescent double-sided earrings! I love how they look perfect from every angle. I legit wear them everyday; they're casual, elegant and edgy all at the same time. Give them a try and let me know how it goes! Thanks for visiting!