DIY: Initial Studs

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I wanted to do this post a few months ago but I ended up losing the initial charms that I bought… still haven’t found them so I went and purchased new ones so I can finally check this project off of my list.

What You Need:

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  • Initial charms
  • Gold leaf paint or Gold spray paint (not pictured)
  • Head Pins
  • Earring backs
  • Industrial glue or jewelry glue
  • Wire Cutters (not pictured)
1. First thing you want to do is use the wire cutters to cut the little circle from the charm since you're not going to be connecting it to anything.

1. First thing you want to do is use the wire cutters to cut the little circle from the charm since you’re not going to be connecting it to anything.

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2. Paint your charms and allow them to dry.

3. Use the cutters to snip your head pins wherever you'd like them to end.

3. Use the cutters to snip your head pins wherever you’d like them to end.

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4. Glue one head pin to the center on the backside of each charm charm and allow them to dry.

4. Glue one head pin to the center on the backside of each charm and allow them to dry.

That’s it! When you wear them just remember to place an earring back behind them so they don’t fall out. My ‘M’ required a flat round earring back so that’s what I ended up using (not pictured).

Tell Me About It, Stud: Cute And Small Picks for Your Ears

Earrings are a fun accessory and I love a stud that’s not your ordinary pearl, knot, ball or triangle. Take a look at a few I found for dressing up or down. Plenty of people wear studs and the tiny things always stand a chance of getting lost so keep these in mind when you’re thinking of Christmas gifts.

Alphabet Studs $32 Catbird

Alphabet Studs $32
Catbird

Square Multi-Pack $10.13 Asos

Square Multi-Pack $10.13
Asos

MRS

MRS $48
Kate Spade

Amelia $175 Auden

Amelia $175
Auden
These just scream “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to me!

Zip It Studs $58 Marc by Marc Jacobs

Zip It Studs $58
Marc by Marc Jacobs

Leopard Studs $38 Juicy Couture

Leopard Studs $38
Juicy Couture

Pave Heart Lock Bauble Bar

Pave Heart Lock
Bauble Bar

Peacock Studs $24 Bauble Bar

Peacock Studs $24
Bauble Bar

Mix Master Stud Set Bauble Bar

Mix Master Stud Set $18
Bauble Bar

Jenny Lewis Earrings Stella and Bow

Jenny Lewis Earrings
Stella and Bow

Golden Arrow Studs

Golden Arrow Studs

Twitter Earrings Etsy $35

Twitter Earrings
Etsy
$35