I love baking, writing about food, and photographing food. I also love sharing DIY projects to show you how simple and inexpensive they are to make.  Seriously, if I can make them, you can too!

Sometimes it’s good to get away from the kitchen and exercise creativity elsewhere. Besides, earrings have zero calories.  You can’t say that about a homemade Red Raspberry Custard Pie with Vanilla Crumb Crust, Chocolate Covered Caramel Cheesecake Bars, or Chocolate Kahlua Cake Pops – can you?

Have you priced earring as your local craft fair, or even your local department store lately?  They’re not cheap.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t make them yourself and save bundles.

Supplies needed:

One pair of needle nose pliers, pierced earring hooks, and charm sets (with an enclosed circle at the top – as pictured.)

I bought my supplies for these earrings at our local craft store for less than $5.00 – excluding the pliers that I already had on hand.

To make these style earrings:

Start at the base of the pierced earring (where the ring is.) Slide the small coil up slightly. Using the pliers, pry open the small ring. Slide the charm onto the opened ring and then close it with your pliers.

That’s it! Simple and inexpensive. Go ahead, fill your jewelry box, give them as gifts, or sell them at your local craft fair.

Tip: Before you make that trip to your local craft store for supplies, hop on-line and print yourself a coupon. Most of the larger craft stores offer awesome weekly coupon deals! 


Eileen is  a baker, author, and photographer at The Joy of Caking. When not creating tempting sweets and DIY projects she is raising chickens, ducks and turkeys and making wine at her Finger Lakes country home.

You’ll find many of her great recipes right here on BeBetsy!

We are excited to share one of her recent DIY projects with the BeBetsy community!  Enjoy!


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6 Responses to DIY | Earrings from TJOC

  1. SunnyB says:

    What cute charms! I miss making my own jewelry…maybe it’s time to start this hobby with my girls? Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Corlene Byrd says:

    I would love to make jewelry. May have to try this!

  3. Eileen says:

    Thank you BB for featuring my DIY earrings! They really are so simple to make – I promise 🙂

  4. Kathi says:

    Very cool and so simple! Do you get these at Michael’s or Joann’s craft stores? 🙂

  5. Eileen says:

    Kathi, I got the charms at A.C. Moore. They usually offer 50% off coupons each week too!

  6. Aubrie says:

    What a fabulous idea!! These are totally adorable.

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