DIY DATE SERIES | EMBELLISHED EAR CUFF

7.03.2013
I am so excited to share photos and the tutorial of the first collaborative project in my DIY Date Series, where I spend an afternoon DIY'ing with style experts, artists and fellow bloggers on projects that reflect both of our personal style and taste. For this first one, I met up with the amazing celeb stylist and style expert, Angela Fink of The Fashion Sight, whose style I have been crushing on for quite some time. I had a blast hanging out with her in her beautiful home and backyard, where we set up our lovely outdoor picnic area. It became the perfect DIY setup (watch us here). Chatting beforehand, we discovered that we were both inspired by embellished ear cuffs and decided we would create our own. Find our inspiration: here. You can make your own in a few easy to follow steps. Full tutorial after the break...

Materials:
- clear vinyl
- variety of rhinestone gems ( found ours in downtown LA)
- e6000 adhesive
- BBQ stick
- 2 clip on earring findings 
- paper plate  

Steps:
1. Cut a piece of the clear vinyl larger than your ear. Then, have a friend place the cut vinyl over your ear and trace your ear's outline.
2. Decide what style and shape you would like. Try browsing inspiration online. Then, draw the shape of your inspiration around your ear outline.
3. Cut your shape out. This is the ear cuff backing.
4. Begin gluing your rhinestones on the ear cuff backing. I like to use a BBQ stick and dab a small amount of glue on each rhinestone gem, then place each on the ear cuff backing.
5. Once you are done gluing your rhinestone, let it dry for a couple of hours. Then, glue the 2 clip on earring findings to the back of your ear cuff (one at the bottom of your ear and one towards the top).

Note: After we made ours using these steps, we have a few tips. You can bypass step 3, and cut out your ear cuff after you glued your the rhinestones on the clear vinyl. Make sure it dried thoroughly before cutting. This makes it very sturdy if you created a larger ear cuff.

Can't wait to share more photos of our fun day in the next post!!!

27 comments:

daisy said...

this is amazing. srsly love this diy! x

& Pretty Things

heather said...

O WOW! LOVE THIS! Reminds me of the ear cuff i just saw someone post on instagram from Zara.

<3
heather
fashionistanygirl.com

Eat.Style.Play said...

Wow i love this because i can't ever find anything that fits my hair correctly they always fall off.

Sara Strauss said...

So cool!! I might have to try this out!

~Sara

Sincerely, Sara

Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

seriously so cool! I've been wanted to get a stand-out ear cuff....but now I can make one!

<3Amanda
feast.fashion.faves

Michelle Huynh said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning! I will definitely need to add this to my list of DIYs to try out! Thanks for sharing!

Dosta Radnjanska said...

I love this DIY

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charsd said...

Super cute! This is a great DIY and its definitely something I'd like to try out :)


-Char
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AcidDreamsandSugarHighs said...

These look amazing! You did such a great job!

eliza said...

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Madeline Veloria said...

GORGEOUS!! Those are definitely some statement pieces!

Veloria in Velvet
www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

Samantha Baldwin said...

Awesome. Although I'm very ticklish and probably could not stand still for the ear tracing.

Aimee S. said...

Oh yay!! So glad to hear, thank you!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks love! :)

Aimee S. said...

Right!? Same here! Glad you enjoyed the project. :)

Aimee S. said...

Thank you! I'd love to see if you try it!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks Michelle! :) Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks Char! Happy to hear! Have a beautiful weekend!

Aimee S. said...

Thank you love!! :)

Aimee S. said...

Thank you dear! I can't wait to wear them out. :)

Aimee S. said...

Lol!!! Maybe someone could trace in front of your ear. :)

Noemi-WeBelieveinStyle said...

Very beautiful! And incredibly easy!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks love!! :)

Megan said...

What kind of vinyl did you use and where did you get it?

Aleisha said...

I'm so in love with this DIY! I can't wait to try it out! Thx for the inspiration! ;-)

Bonnie said...

I can't wear earrings because I have crappy skin but thought I could make some ear wraps if anyone has any that is kind if easy to make with beads on them. thank you

Zen said...

this looks amazing! Will have to give it a try! Always loved ear wraps!

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