So I was doing some “research shopping” last week and walked into one of my favorite vintage stores in Sherman Oaks called Maggie Rose Couture Resale. They have some really beautiful jewelry, clothing and handbags. I actually bought the prettiest ivory satin clutch with gold and rhinestone hardware to wear to my wedding rehearsal dinner. Good stuff. Anyhow, I was walking through the store looking for vintage rhinestone jewelry for an upcoming DIY jewelry project and came across a pair of pearl and gold costume earrings. I asked how much and she said that all of the things in that container they give to kids for free… I was a bit shocked but said OK with a smile. I don’t typically wear big earrings so I made it into a cocktail ring. It’s super easy and you can do it with any old earring or fun button for that matter.
– Wire cutter
– Jewelry glue or a strong glue that will work with metals
– A ring base that you can buy at a craft or jewelry store
– Your item to make into a ring
For a great DIY tutorial on making statement rings from buttons, check out how Kristen Turner does it at Glitter ‘N Glue. I’m actually attending an event this week and Kristen is one of the hosts. Looking forward to meeting her in person!