Jewelry is an important part of the bride’s ensemble but finding the right earrings can be frustrating.
If you want a beautiful pair of vintage stud earrings, then you do have the option of making your own.
Although results may vary, it’s definitely worth a try if you are struggling to find the right pair of earrings you desire for your wedding.
So, if you want to make your own DIY vintage stud earrings for your wedding, then this is the place for you to be.
We are going to take a look at some inspirational ideas for DIY vintage stud earrings and even cover some of the methods you can use to make them.
Check out the information below to find your very own DIY vintage stud earrings!
DIY Vintage Earrings: What Materials Can You Use?
When it comes to making your own vintage earrings, you need to think about what materials you should use.
This goes beyond just choosing the metal.
While most people will instantly choose gold earrings because gold is the most vintage out of all the metals, many people forget about what to use for the decoration and design of the earrings.
So, here are some materials you should consider using when making your own vintage jewelry.
Pearl Earrings – Make Your Own!
Pearls just scream vintage and they are now one of the most popular trends of the 21st century, which means that you should be able to find your own pearl earrings at a local jewelers.
However, pearls can be costly so you can try making your own DIY vintage pearl earrings.
All you need is some plain earring pin studs and some safety backs. These can easily be found at craft stores or even online.
Plus, they’re very affordable and you get a couple in each bag so you can try your hand at making different vintage earrings to see which ones work best for you.
To make your own pearl earrings, all you need to collect now is some clear superglue (or epoxy resin) and fake pearls (perhaps on other costume jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, or brooches).
Alternatively you can just use plain white beads.
Simply glue the pearls onto the plain earring pin studs and once the glue has dried, you will have your own DIY vintage stud pearl earrings.
Another super cute idea for your own DIY stud earrings is to use buttons!
You can use any kind of buttons or cut them from a vintage piece of clothing you no longer have use for.
You can even find a pair that match the color theme of your wedding, or use blue buttons for the ‘something blue’ part of the bride’s traditional rhyme.
Once you have your buttons, you can just stick them onto some plain earring pin studs using clear superglue or epoxy resin.
They will look cute and vintage while costing you very little!
Polymer Clay Earrings
Polymer clay is an amazing material that is used to make tons of different designs.
Many craftspeople will use this material to make tiny little trinkets or DIY earrings of their own, and many of these designs will be inspired by vintage jewelry. This includes small flowers, cabochons, and more.
As a result, you can make your own DIY by purchasing these trinkets and using superglue (or epoxy resin) to attach them to your plain earring pin studs.
You will have a huge variety to choose from and you will definitely be able to find the right ones for your wedding theme.
These can be found at craft shops or online for very affordable prices – all you need to do is get two matching ones and attach them to the stud earring pins you have.
Think About Colors
Colors are super important to help make your DIY stud earrings appear vintage. Although you will be tempted to use the same colors as your wedding color scheme, some colors are viewed as more ‘vintage’ than others.
Using gold is a great start, but deep jewel tones such as sapphire, emerald, and ruby are also traditionally seen as more ‘vintage’ than pastel tones.
Of course, you can still use these colors to help make vintage earrings but colors that resemble class jewels are traditionally the best to use.
As we mentioned earlier, pearls are also seen as very vintage and so are a great precious gem to try and mimic in your DIY earrings.
If you have no fake pearls to use, white beads are a great alternative.
So, as you can see, it’s very easy to make your own vintage stud earrings for your wedding.
With a bit of creativity and a lot of epoxy resin, you can make your very own for a very affordable price.
Take a look at the inspiration above and give it a go!