DIY Rose Earrings

Monday, July 18, 2011

You are most likely thinking..."ANOTHER polymer clay diy?! Why yes it is! I might just be obsessed. My polymer clay frenzy started after this project and I have been hooked ever since. I have millions of clay ideas burning through my skull that I am so excited to share..so hopefully you are ready to get bomboozled with clay diys :)

A few months ago I purchased a pair of cute little flower earrings on Etsy. With shipping my total cost was about $8. Not bad right? When I got them in the mail I did a little happy dance. I loved them! So I ordered a few more...

Over the weekend I was checkin them out a little closer and realized these would be SO easy to make. AND SHHHhhhh they cost less than $1 to make yourself..considering that with one package of clay can make about 50 pairs of earrings!

What you will need:
Roll about 6 little balls of clay. Flatten them out with your finger.

Fold one of the flattened balls in half. This is going to be the center of the rose.

Place the other flattened balls all around the center piece. These are going to be the petals.

Slice off the end of the rose to make a flat base for the earring post.

Bake the roses at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

Krazy glue the rose to the post. This stuff is STICKY (duh) and I got it everywhere! What should you do when you get it on your pointer finger? Quickly tap your thumb and pointer finger together. Wrong! Don't do this unless you would like missing finger pads like I now have. Bummer.

ALL baked and ready to wear!

On a side note: It cracks me up when I read the Google search words that bring people to my blog. The latest and greatest was..."Can I eat clay bangles?" UMMMM well I would suggest N.O. You should eat a sandwich instead. Not sure why someone would want to eat their homemade clay bangles..but I typed this into the Google search because I was curious to see what really popped up... and guess what? My blog was was a front runner. Too funny.

Oh and I joined Twitter!..BUUUT I have no clue what I am doing.

77 comments:

Jenna Lee said...

OMG AWWWWW~ You have some talent! Mine would look like a poop pile! So jealous of your talent woman!

Heather J said...

I love that you are sharing these clay tutorials. It's making me want to try and make something. I say keep sharing your adventures in clay making!

Mongs said...

ahh....so cute! You score again with a simple and cool tutorial.


love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

HOW CUTE :)

Nik G said...

Luv this!

www.NikStarWasHere.com

The Michelle Show said...

Sooo cute! And you could do them in different colors too...

I'm still partial to dusting them with glitter though :p

♥ Nadine ♥ said...

Naaaaaaw, I can't believe it! That is so neat - what a pretty idea. :) I'm in love... But I bet that I wouldn't be able to pull that off.

Thanks for sharing!
Here's to a happy week. Lots of love. XO.

sherri lynn said...

I've seen these earrings on etsy and never would have thought to make them! So easy and yours turned out so cute! I love seeing what google searches bring me traffic - people google the weirdest things!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Wow, I've wanted earrings like these, but never, ever thought to make them!!! It seems easy enough....thanks for the awesome diy! :)

Anne said...

They're just too cute Lindsay. Would you paint them or leave them au naturel?

I'm on Twitter too. I'll go 'tweet' you. You can tweet your blog posts. Say what ever you want, any time of the day or night, check out what other people are up to including celebrities, and me of course! LOL (Not that I tweet a lot.)

Anne xx (Still sick. slightly better than yesterday.)

em said...

what a great idea! i've never worked with polymer clay before.. i feel like i need to go out and buy some now, and try out your diy earrings!

Danielle said...

simple and cute - my favorite! thanks for sharing, i can't wait to give it a try myself. why someone would want to eat clay bangles is beyond me, but it gave me a good laugh this morning! it's always funny what weird word combinations can lead one to your blog :)

Tricia said...

Jumping over from FTLOB "critique me" hop. First of all, you are just so very crafty! Those earrings are very cute.
Second, I agree. Eat a sandwich, not your jewelery. I did a post about my sister's maid of honor and it was called, I didn't cry at my own wedding. Well apparently when people google, "Why didn't I cry at my wedding?" I pop up. So weird.
Third, I'm loving the look of your blog, it's crisp, clean, and not overcrowded. Your banner is adorable as well. My one suggestion would be to maybe center it a bit more. That's it!

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Hey, maybe people are REALLY HUNGRY, OKAY? Don't judge clay-eaters. ;)

Well, you're just inspiring me left and right! I've never done anything with polymer before but I'm going to start. And by now, I know that you know...I MEAN IT. Hope your Monday is beautiful!

Mindy said...

Yep, super cute.

I too, am a Twitter illiterate. It would probably help if I actually owned a cell phone. Ya know, for Twittering (Tweeting?) on the go. Clearly I have no idea what I'm talking about.

I laugh my butt off when I see the Google searches too. Some of them are so stinkin' hilarious!!! Papage taco mae? What does that even mean?

Joanna said...

You make it look so eeeaaasy!! These are adorable and I see more expensive ones everywhere!! These would be more special if I find the courage to make them! Great job!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

They look easy do to! Good thing you don't have a fingerprint sensitive lock to get through like, ya know, if you were a spy or something ;)

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

what a lovely (and easy) diy! love it :)

Kristen said...

These are simply beautiful! Love the photos in the tutorial, too!

Kristen
www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

Shona said...

Hi Lindsay! These are super cute! I've always been too intimidated to try the clay projects - maybe you've inspired me to leap! I found your blog via your comment on my blog - I love this blog networking! I subscribed - great blog!

Erika Lee Sears said...

I wondered how they made those- so cute!

Twitter is like one big cocktail party.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

wow! You are so creative. This is great! I'm bookmarking this. I see this style everywhere, but you made it look so easy to DIY!

xoxo, Chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Jenny Taylor said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is amaaazzzing. And what a great DIY. I'm going to share with my jewelry-making friends--they'll LOVE this. I'm going to continue snooping around your blog! :)

Rachel said...

Wow these are amazing! Such a creative lady.

Meredith said...

They are super cute! I make roses just like for my kiddo out of playdoh and silly putty all the time. She thinks it's the coolest!

That's funny about the google search. I did a post about sachets for your drawers and I called it "Sweet Smelling Panties"...google searches bring up my post for "SWEAT smelling panties"!! Who's googling for panties that smell like sweat??? Um, gross. LOL

Andrea {FancyThat!} said...

I'll put that on my list of crafty things to try in my spare time.

Dumb question, but how do you know about the google search terms?

I'm new to Twitter also...and can't say I like it.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Andrea- not a dumb question at all! If you click on stats then click on traffic sources...it is down at the bottom where it says search keywords.

Andrea {FancyThat!} said...

Thanks, Lindsay! Not sure why I hadn't noticed it before.

Ana Degenaar said...

So cute! I adore this.

Lara {simply irresistible blog} said...

so adorable and creative!

Sylvia said...

I wish I had the skill to do awesome crafts like there! Very cute!

Jennifer said...

I can see why you like clay projects you are a pro at it! Is it not hilarious some of the things that people search that lead them to your blog? There is a blogger I follow who does a post every once in awhile on the Google Searches and they are both hilarious and sometimes really disturbing. By the way I just joined Twitter about a month ago and I was completely clusless. I am starting to get a hang of it but still clueless on a lot of stuff. I am off to follow you now!

Susan said...

I love your clay DIYs! Maybe someday I'll be ambitious enough to try!

natasha {schue love} said...

LOVE these cute little rose earrings! Presh!

Kyla said...

This is an amazing tutorial! I'm totally showing my nerd here, but Sailor Jupiter (from Sailor Moon) was one of my heroes growing up, and she wore rose earring and I always wanted a pair like hers. And here is a fabulous diy showing how to!

Carolynn Cecilia said...

Wow! Who knew?! I had no idea I could make my own charming earrings.

What a great blog you have here. Stellar!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

WOW, I love this!! Those are the cutest things ever. So wait, I shouldn't eat clay bangles? Good to know :) Keep the clay projects coming!

steph said...

lindsey, you are beautiful, amazing & talented! thanks for your sweet comment at my blog..so funny because i had JUST been on your blog a few days before you comented thinking.. "free skin care tips?" this girl is officially my new blog fav! haha..i think that's SO super stinkin' awesome for you to offer free tips..because the average lady doesn't have $50 to spend on some facial cream. those definitely do work wonders, but its nice to have some cheaper homemade alternatives. thanks for posting this tutorial as well! excited to try these :)

ps..did you ever google "santee alley?" its near the heart of downtown LA! come on down!

Grace said...

Oooh, these are pretty, thanks!

xx Grace
Dream-Boating

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! I have never worked with the polymer clay, I may just have to get some & have at it! Thanks for sharing, you are pretty amazing!

amelia said...

cute! i bought a cheap pair of rose earrings once from forever 21, but they broke on the way home... and they have a no return/exchange policy on jewelry. lucky me...

www.fittinginn.blogspot.com

Hollie Ann said...

you are so creative! i'm obsessed with these!

jillian m. said...

How adorable are these?! Love this creative idea!

Linh @ La-La Linh said...

How adorable! Been seeing a lot fo clay DIY jewelry and I am now tempted to try this :) Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!
-Linh

MelissaOklahoma said...

These earrings are just my style! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today & leaving a comment. I enjoy *meeting* other bloggers! :)

a Bug and Bird said...

great tutorial, simple crafts like this are always great for yourself, but you can give them away as gifts and also do them as projects at a girls' night

Ali said...

your new pic up at the top is so pretty! :D

Cat said...

Great tutorial! I always want to stock pile polymer clay whenever I stop by a display of it in the store {love all the colors it comes in & it just looks like it would be fun to play with!} but never know what to do with it, so I pass. Wow ... 50 prs, that is a lot of rose earrings but you know, they would make GREAT gifts!

Good call on recommending that the potential "bangle eater" go with a sandwich :)

❤ Cat brideblu

ps. We do fly ... a small plane that is :) Hubs is a pilot :)

dana @ wonder forest said...

wow super easy! i love that you figured out how to make these yourself haha, i am guilty of doing this too with accessories i buy.
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

Ashlyn said...

such a cute DIY.
thanks for sharing! :]

christi @ burlap and basil said...

there are so cute and such an easy diy ... thanks for sharing the tut!

Caroline said...

Those are even cuter than most of the ones I've seen on etsy or around local boutiques!
I always take krazy glue as a challenge- I love glueing my fingers together to see if I can beat the super glue and unstick my fingers with minimal nerve damage. In this game there are no winners :)

Sharstin said...

Say what?? Fantastic idea, I love!

Jess the balanced libra said...

baaahaa eat the clay!?hilarious someone asked that! too much!
u joined twitter! Oh whoa that is BIG! tweet tweeeet! DoDo! hahaa :) I just love you! & of course an amazing DIY tutorial, these are so sweet, love these diy's as always!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I love your obsession!!! You are such a fantastic teacher, too :) Still so excited about those bracelets!!! And, NO worries...I will definitely NOT try to eat them ;) p.s. I am with you on the twitter thing...I have been on it for a bit now and still can't get into the swing of it...good luck! xoxoxo brynn

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh. How beautiful...and you explain things so well! :)
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Kimia Kline said...

what a brilliant tutorial! and dont worry about twitter...it took me months to figure out what on earth was going on.

Reflect and Fancy said...

very pretty and so creative!!

would be a pleasure if you visit me on my blog too.
xx

Courtney B said...

Oh I love this!! They are so cute and so easy! Totally my kind of project!!

Pink Ronnie said...

You are a crafty lady Lindsay! Love your stuff. I want to see a photo of you wearing these!
Ronnie xo

MEGMAC said...

These are too cute! Thanks for stopping by the blog - happy to be a new follower :)

The Beading Gem said...

Love the easy tutorial! And had a good laugh about the google search terms - why would anyone want to eat a clay bangle? Thanks for dropping by! Pearl

www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh my gosh Lindsay...I saw these I think at Betsy Johnson and thought they were sooo cute! I can't believe you made them!! You are SO creative! And I love that you see something you want and go do it yourself!

How funny about the google searches - the Internet is a funny place!

luckyenoughblog.com said...

oh i am loving your blog! and these earrings of course. thanks.

xo, lizzie

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Lindsay!! These are seriously so amazing!

I have weird searches on my site, as well. People are strange. ;)

What Sadie Did said...

These are so cute!

I love to check my search words too - but I've never found anything quite as unusual as that!! hehe

Sadie x
http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

Bad Joan said...

Such a great project! Love the way they turned out!

www.badjoan.com
http://blog.badjoan.com/

Andrea @ Strawberry Chic said...

These are so very cute! It's too bad I don't have my ears pierced (my husband wants me too...so maybe its about time :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

these are so adorable!! i've wanted to try polymer clay for awhile now. great starter project!!

thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Brandi said...

what a neat idea. They are so very cute!

jocelyn said...

these are great!

Lia said...

Holy cow, these are INFRIGGENCREDIBLE!!!!
xoxo
Lia

girdhar said...

hi
this is a beautiful design of earring i like this design. its a great


chanel earring

Delia De Leon said...

I loooveee have these came out, I have been trying to do them since forever & its just fail after fail!

Abby said...

This is great! I did it on a larger scale and put it on a ring base I purchased at Hobby Lobby! Thank you!

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Timmy.Norris said...

What a wonderful idea, I'll be sure to try this over the weekend. Thanks you for sharing.

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