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15 Trendy Earrings That You Can Make Instead Of Buy

Anthro style for Claire's prices.

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1. Twist some wire to channel your inner artist.

Learn how to make Matisse-inspired earrings on Rookie Mag.
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Learn how to make Matisse-inspired earrings on Rookie Mag.

2. String some pom poms together for earrings that are fun to fiddle with.

Never getting anything done with these cat toys attached to my ears. Learn how to make these earrings on Homemade Banana. The chain they list is a bit pricey but you can get a small package at Michaels for $3.99.
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Never getting anything done with these cat toys attached to my ears. Learn how to make these earrings on Homemade Banana. The chain they list is a bit pricey but you can get a small package at Michaels for $3.99.

3. Thread delicate beads onto wire for a look that is lovely from morning to night.

Check out Hapiness Wherever for the tutorial.
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Check out Hapiness Wherever for the tutorial.

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4. Paint wooden circles for a graphic stud.

See how to turn wooden circles into a few different styles of earrings on A Beautiful Mess. Get the posts for $5.95 and a bunch of wood cutouts for $5.72.
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See how to turn wooden circles into a few different styles of earrings on A Beautiful Mess. Get the posts for $5.95 and a bunch of wood cutouts for $5.72.

5. Or draw on some clay for a more rustic statement piece.

Get the step-by-step on Make and Tell. Get the terracotta clay for $4.99.
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Get the step-by-step on Make and Tell. Get the terracotta clay for $4.99.

6. Forgot your earrings at home? Cool, make some out of paper clips and magazine clippings.

You bought your earrings? LOL. These are made of stuff I stole from the office. Learn how to put them together on OHOH Blog.
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You bought your earrings? LOL. These are made of stuff I stole from the office. Learn how to put them together on OHOH Blog.

7. Glue copper stamping blanks to stud posts for a bolder look.

See this project on Almost Makes Perfect.
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8. Put your idols on your ears.

Just decoupage his or her face to wood disks and drill a few holes and you're good to go. Get the step-by-step on Mark Montano.
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Just decoupage his or her face to wood disks and drill a few holes and you're good to go. Get the step-by-step on Mark Montano.

9. Cut up some cardstock for a bright set of chandeliers.

See a few ideas on The House That Lars Built.

10. Or cut out some shrinky dink plastic for an extra set of lashes.

Learn how to make these on Fall for DIY.
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Learn how to make these on Fall for DIY.

11. Dangle some drop earrings made of scrap fabric.

Learn how to make them from Thriftanista In The City.
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12. Bend some wire into a bar for a set of cool ear sweeps.

They don't have to be so elaborate — all you need are a few beads on a string of wire. Learn how to make them here.
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They don't have to be so elaborate — all you need are a few beads on a string of wire. Learn how to make them here.

13. Sift through some spare beads for a sweet set of danglies.

She literally calls this project "bead soup." Learn how to make these on Hello Whimsy.
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She literally calls this project "bead soup." Learn how to make these on Hello Whimsy.

14. Knot some embroidery floss into tassels to flaunt this summery trend.

You could spend about $10 on the supplies to make these tassel earrings or you could buy the exact same pair on Anthropologie for $108. Up to you.
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You could spend about $10 on the supplies to make these tassel earrings or you could buy the exact same pair on Anthropologie for $108. Up to you.

15. Wrap some wire around old hoops for a set that's perfect for your beach vacation.

Learn how to make them on Made In A Day.
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Learn how to make them on Made In A Day.

Oh, and keep all your new bling in one place with an embroidery hoop.

See how to stitch this pattern on Sarita Creative.
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See how to stitch this pattern on Sarita Creative.