Pamela Love, Rebecca Minkoff and Givenchy have inspired my ear lobes to take on the “business in the front, party in the back” styling of the mullet. I love the illusion and interest ear jackets create. Read on for instructions to DIY a pair of rhinestone and spike ear jacket earrings for yourself.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2 x Rhinestones
- 2 x Earring post & back
- 2 x 10 mm Jump rings (2)
- 6 x Spikes
- Clear E6000 glue / Black E6000 glue
1. Add a dab of clear E6000 glue to the back of the earring post using a toothpick. Let is set for a few seconds and then place on to the back of the rhinestone. Set the rhinestones aside and let the glue should dry for 24 hours before wearing.
2. Using pliers, open the jump ring, hook the spikes and earring back onto the jump ring, and close the jump ring.
Before the next step, I need to proclaim my love for black E6000 glue! It’s just as strong and amazing as the original, but with it’s black color it allows for a clean, camouflaged look when working with black or dark products. This glue will definitely be in heavy rotation for a few DIY projects I have lined up!
3. Using a toothpick, add a dab of glue between the spikes. I situated the spikes together like puzzle pieces to allow for more surface area touching between the spikes. Then I added another touch of glue to the top of the spikes for extra strength. It might get a little messy, but don’t worry because the glue will hide behind your earlobe. The purpose of this step is secure the spikes together so that when worn the spikes flare out and you can see all 3 spikes at once. Let the glue dry for 24 hours before earring.
I think these earrings captured the mullet spirit. Are you going to give this new style of earring a try?