June 30, 2013

D I Y / Transparent, Marble Printed Earrings

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This DIY is sort of a sequel to these perspex earrings I made a little over a year ago. With a touch of marble they get a luxe, slightly decadent feel to them. Also did a bit of a more extravagant experiment with a larger shape that covers half the ear, can't wait to wear it!

/01 Cut the plexiglass: Make an incision with a stanley knife by letting the knife glide along a ruler. Then lay the plate of plexiglass on a table with the slit just over the edge. By pressing down you´ll be able to snap it off with a nice and clean cut. Now you should have a rectangle which you can again break into smaller pieces until you have two rectangles that are of the sizes you need.
/02 Using any kind of drilling machine (It is recommended to use a drill for metal. As I didn´t own that I used one for wood and it worked just fine.) Make little holes slightly of center, this way the perspex will not be poking your face.
/03 Now you can add the hardware. Roughen up the surface of the flat earrings and the flat top of the bolt and glue together. When dried you can just screw on the bolt with the tiny perspex plate in between and you're all done.
/04 While the glue is drying cut out some of the marble plastic in whatever shape and stick it onto the perspex. I tried out countless figures, interrupted lines, diagonal panels, different layers..etc. It all looked awesome, but in the end my favorite design was the simplest, a block of 'marble' with the perspex surrounding it like a frame.


You'll need
-perspex of (±2mm thick)
-stanley or surgeon knife
-ruler
-epoxy glue
-pair of earrings with a flat surface
-a pair of tiny bolts + nuts
-file
-marble printed self-adhesive plastic

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

it looks weird..

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

I like weird so taking this as a compliment, thanks!

Rouladam said...

Amazing !!! I love them !!! So unique

xx Macie said...

So many jewelry options from this elegant base, I love it.

Macie,
Amen Fashion †

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love it! It's so unique and awesome! x

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SheerBeauty (Kayla) said...

Cute!

duckalicious said...

I'm speechless. no really, I'm running out of compliments. they're out of this world!

Unknown said...

nice!

Suzanne said...

Hoe verzin je het <3

ZxM Style-Squared said...

HOW YOU COME UP WITH THESE THINGS-I DO NOT KNOW!!!!!LAST PAIR-AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Laura lexo said...

Nice ones!

Xx
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she. said...

Awesome diy

Daphne said...

I love the simplicity, it is true that they look weird, but weird in a very good way! Just one question, aren't they extremely heavy?

Alice said...

love it! pure perfection!

VioletDaffodils said...

wow these are so cool :D xx

Irene said...

Your DIY's are always very inspiring and so amazing! Love the way you wear them (:
XOXO

smiriamstyle said...

I am impressed! I can not wear not-golden earrings, but your proposition is amazing...

Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Weer een geweldige DIY van DIY-queen Ivania! :D



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Shann V said...

You're the epitome of diy. Evrything you make looks so professional & stylish.

The Fashann Monster

Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie said...

This usually isn't even my style,
but this is brilliant.

There's something about the marbled texture that crosses the line between minimalist and complicated in a way that I can't get enough of.

It's like the pattern is mysterious in this understated way, and I absolutely love how you apply it. You've got me drooling over that sweatshirt several posts ago, and now these earrings are A MUST make.

Thank you for inspiring me everyday.

-gabrielle

Shelly said...

How can youu think this bizzare and it ends up looking good on you!

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Olga said...

Wow, this is right out of the future. I think you are ahead of your time. :) I love the bigger version, it's so unusual. I think if you really want to go the quirky way, you can wear these earrings mismatched - the bigger one in one ear and the smaller one in the other. :)

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Mag said...

that is super cool girl ^_^

Tatiana Kurnosova said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

xx
Tatiana
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TeuntjeVDW said...

Very unique! Love it! xx.

e said...

these look very good on you. i love how you treat your personal style like an art piece. your home is literally like a gallery for your clothes, your look, and your wearable art! you really deserve all the success in the world !

Iliana, Anne said...

nice.

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Iliana, Anne said...

nice.

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Lisette Rivera said...

Wow they look so regal on you. Very interesting!!

FASHION SNAG said...

These look so unique!

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Sunters said...

I love it

Arushi Khosla said...

Um, hell yes. How do I not follow you on Instagram + Bloglovin? Just got on top of that.

x Arushi
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Curl and Dress Up said...

Your blog is perfect !

xx Inès

KxMxA said...

when You create posts like this one, I really regret that I've stretched my ears.

<3

Karen said...

wow, you are so creative!
sesja

peach said...

love your blog, keep up the great work! xx peach

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Kelly Williams said...

It kinda looks heavy to use as an earring but who cares, it is still very unique!!! Love the creativity of this DIY. Good job! Keep it up.

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savagegem said...

I love them but dislike them at the same time. Is that even possible?

What I mean is I like the concept but I don't see myself wearing them in reality.

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HayleyMG said...

omg absolutely amazing!

Hayley xx
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buy body jewellery said...

Hey, you have done a great job. The idea is totally different and the earrings are very nice. We can say it a crazy design of earrings.

Anonymous said...

Ivania,

Can you write a size of this two pairs of earrings?

All the best,
Joanna

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