How to Make Earrings: Easy, Pretty & Cheap!

I found an amazing bead shop this last week… and what did my little eyes spy on the back wall by the cash register? Flower Cabochons! I’ve been looking for these, forever! I think I squealed and scared the shop owner. I grabbed my sister’s arm and dragged her over. I loaded my fists full of those lovely flower cabochons. I couldn’t wait to turn them into kitchy earrings.

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I bought my very first pair of cabochon earrings about 3 years ago. They set me back about $9… but, they were worth it. Large yellow roses. I wore them everywhere! (and still do!) But, I wanted other pairs. I looked around, they were a bit pricey. But, now… I can have any color I want!

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Do you want to know the very best part?

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So inexpensive! I bought the supplies for 7 pairs of cabochon earrings all for less than the one pair that I found over 3 years ago. Be still my beating heart!

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After a quick wave of the glue gun, and about 5 minutes later, a little magic happened.

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Are you in love? I am!

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Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.


  1. Oh, I really love it,, It’s cheaper,simple and glamorous..!
    Thanks for this very nice facts…!
    It’s easy and perfectly pretty..! :)

  2. Aw this is really nice! I’d like to try this. Yours turned out super cute! Where did you get your supplies at?

  3. These earrings are so cute. I love how easy they are to make. I look forward to making a pair or two. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Those are absolutely adorable…..I love them and love how easy anyone can make them…..

  5. I love making cute earrings like this! Have you ever tried making earrings out of buttons? Old buttons usually go unused, so they make super-cute earrings- especially the vintage kind!

  6. How cute! I’d love a pink pair :)

  7. I have to try that one of these days :)!

  8. WOW! So easy…and SUPER cute!

    I’m going to have to make a yellow pair.

  9. Those are SUPER cute! And your pictures are great! I can’t wait to try some of my own!

  10. Love it. Will certainly have to try.

  11. Oh my gosh, I AM in love! I want to go out and make myself some earrings now. It looks like so much fun!

  12. She is definitely one smart cookie! Love the bright colors!

  13. OH yes!!! That looks fun!!! I’m not too crafty anymore as my business is demanding all of my attention… computers, paperwork, etc. BUT, when I want to wear something – I’ll make the time.
    The pictures are wonderful, too. I want to learn how to get your eye for the camera.

  14. You’re so excited!!! LOL :) Those are really easy, even I can do that!

  15. I love! And I can’t wait to try it!!! Thank you for sharing :D *Gushing with excitement*

  16. Well, I’m happy for you, because I can tell how excited you are!

  17. really lovely and very simple!
    I love making jewellery – in fact it’s become a bit of an obsession for my mum and I of late!

  18. Are you kidding me?! I saw these selling on Etsy for more than I wanted to spend, although I was in love with them. Wow, you just saved me a ton of money. Can I call you Geico? :-) Thank you!

  19. I love simple inexpensive earrings like those. Perfect for summer and spring!

  20. What cute earrings! I love them. Thanks for the great tutorial Emily :)

  21. Wow, that is easy. I’m going to try this soon, thanks for posting.

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