DIY Colorblock Earrings

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is such a fun and easy way to spruce up those old boring silver hoop earrings that you may laying around. Does anyone even wear silver hoop earrings anymore? I don't. This little project was inspired by these bracelets that I made a while back.

What you will need:
  • 2 different colors of embroidery thread
  • Hoop earrings
  • Krazy Glue (not shown)
  • Scissors (not shown)
Cut two long pieces of embroidery thread. Tie a tight knot around the end. Choose a color that you would like to start with (orange) and begin tightly wrapping it around the earring, while keeping the second thread (purple) tucked behind.

When you are ready to add the second color (purple), simply tuck the orange thread behind and begin wrapping the purple.

When you reach the end tie a tight knot and cut off the remaining thread.

Add a drop of Krazy Glue to each end to keep the thread from coming loose.

I never know what to say at the end of the finished product other than...TADA!


On a side note: I just found out that a Hobby Lobby opened up literally down the street from me. I am so excited about this you have no idea. I wonder if they carry polymer clay...hmm!

51 comments:

Urban Wife said...

What a lovely idea for plain earrings!! I'm just as excited about Hobby Lobby...ours just came to town 2 weeks ago.

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Erin said...

So cute!! :) Love the colors!

Lia said...

Great idea! I have some earrings that are crying for some change. Thanks for sharing!

sherri lynn said...

Such a good idea for old boring earrings! I have both a Michael's and Hobby Lobby here, and I think Hobby Lobby is just insane! It's always super crowded and the checkout area is always congested and people even drive crazy in the parking lot haha but maybe that's just this one location!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Such a great idea! The earrings turned out great!

mai said...

Awesome! This is so creative.

Mindy said...

Ooooh, I have a plain pair of hoops that I never wear that I could TOTALLY do this to.
I've never been to a Hobby Lobby. Am I the last on the earth?

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

These are fantastic -nice job!!

theolivetree said...

yep...I'm so doing this.

Julieta said...

Those are fabulous and so easy!! thanks for sharing this!!

Ashley said...

Ooh, I have the perfect earrings for this project! Thanks for sharing. :)

Alexa said...

Goodness Lindsey these are just adorable. What a fantastic idea. I love all of your ideas!

Katie (Lemon Jitters) said...

Hobby Lobby carries EVERYTHING. Literally my favorite shop in the world. I have spent so many hours in there.

Also - I've been itching to wrap floss around hoops for awhile but I don't have any old ones and I haven't found any hoop-like items that would work. I'll keep my eye out...Yours are super cute!

Anna Elder said...

ok you seriously need to open an etsy shop with all of these goodies! you are a DIY genius! love love love this idea!!

Erin- Thanks I Made It said...

Lovely! I really like the fall shades. Embroidery thread is one of my favorite go-to's for adding color.

Sarah said...

How fun and easy!!!! This is awesome. You rock =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Kyla said...

Such a cute and simple idea! You really come up with the best tutorials :)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

That's a fabulous idea! Great job!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

What a great idea!! I have so much embroidery thread and old earrings! So going to try this!!
Jo-Anna

Lindsay said...

These are gorgeous! The possibilities are endless. :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

what a great project idea!! i need to hunt down some good hoops...

Tabitha Lynn said...

Soo cute! You are so talented!

Elle Sees said...

These turned out great!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Great idea! The gray and yellow look good together. You are so lucky to have a craft store that close...or maybe I should say unlucky ;)

Nicole said...

Oooo these would make great gifts!!! Love Hobby Lobby. It is a crafter's heaven! I'm jealous, we don't have one closer than an hour from me!

Cara said...

These are so cute, and I love the colors you chose. I made bracelets like these awhile back, but never thought to try earrings! What a perfect project right before the holidays!

Yummy Mummy said...

You're so creative! Those are fab!

prettymeggy said...

oh this is so nice!!! very creative! xoxo, Haus of Gala

Ashley said...

These turned out so cute! you did a great job! I just visited hobby lobby for the first time today. it just opened too, maybe its the same one haha
http://sunshinelifel​ove.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I love this! Great idea!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Nicely done, momma!!! I adore these very much :) xoxoxo brynn

Mongs said...

these are really lovely, thanks for sharing! I like the colors.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Magical Day Dream said...

Cool idea! It reminds me of those colored wires girls used to put in their hair :)

x

Marielle

Natalie said...

OMGosh, what is Hobby Lobby? I'm pretty sure I want to go there!

Another F.A.B crafty project from my hero. I love the mustard and purpley-grey colour combo!

Smooches!! Nat

Serendipity said...

HEy Lindsay it's your cousin Shannon! My mom turned me on to your blog and I love it! I have made some clay bracelets and those cinammon sugar twists that were so yummy! These earrings are next on my list! Keep up the great work and thanks for inspiring me to be a little crafty!

Susan said...

You are so insanely creative! I want to make those ASAP!

Finley said...

LOVE! Guess what I'm doing this weekend???
{mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

Danielle said...

Those look so fun!

Also, I just returned from my local Hobby Lobby with some much needed polymer clay and some tools!

Kym ((bitty)) said...

these are truly fabulous. i was just looking at all my various silver hoops yesterday, wondering what i could do with them. this is perfect timing. thank you so much for the inspiration!

xo
kym
http://bittyandbunny.blogspot.com

Laura Britton said...

This is such a great idea!! Perfect for costume jewelry that has tarnished. I might just have to do this...

spapos said...

Cool idea! It reminds me of those colored wires girls used to put in their hair :)
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Blooms And Bugs said...

this is so cool. Pinning it. Found you via craftgawker!

Meaghan Jeanne said...

I was wasting time on Pinterest.com and came across a blog entry that may interest you. It is a tutorial on how to make your own Polymer Clay. Not sure if it works but I guess it is worth a try. http://thenewnew.blogspot.com/2011/06/homemade-polymer-clay.html

Kadie said...

This is great!! I have the perfect pair of earring to try this on. I was going to throw them out but your idea is much,much better. :)

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Hey there! I just discovered your blog from Peppermint Plum (your apple chip recipe--in the oven right now, haha!) I love your blog and am your newest follow!

Mrs. Bacon said...

New follower...I love this and I am headed to Hobby Lobby today!
http://briarroseartstudio.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

Hi! Your blog popped up when I was googling diy leather bracelets and I ended up browsing all of your craft posts. You are so creative! I've made several bangle bracelets following your instructions. I blogged a pic and linked to your blog here: http://squintyeyeddog.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-fast-findings_30.html

And Lindsey is a great name, isn't it?

gracielynn's said...

thanks for your post.. I have a pair of earrings just crying out for this :-)
I am also a poly clay addict (PCA) ...
I have a lot of other crafts to make a sale, so I have to force myself to do the PC LAST , or the entire day will be spent making pendents :-)

Thanks again.

8a6fe232-cc8c-11e1-b77b-000bcdca4d7a said...

I love this! I got a lovely pair of hoop earrings from Long Island gold buyers, but it's a bit tarnished now. These would certainly dress them up nicely.

Tomingo said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing
Mingz Eclectic Creations

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