When Lara came to visit this weekend, she brought a bunch of fun vintage clip-ons she had collected and wanted to turn them into post earrings. I agreed to apply my crafty skills, and it was surprisingly easy to do. Tutorial follows...
You Will Need...
First Steps: Prepare Your Materials
2. Sand the backs of the earrings. I had 150 grit lying around so that's what we used. This is to smooth out any sharp bits left from removing the clip-ons, and to rough up the metal so the glue will adhere better.
3. Sand the flat end of the posts to rough them up as well.
Next Steps: Glue Them Together
5. Gently apply to the flattest area of the back-side of the earring. Note: pushing harder will not make it stick better, a gentle pressure is all that's needed. Hold a few seconds.
6. Let sit a few minutes to be sure everything is really and truly dry. It's a pain to get this glue off your fingers, and a much bigger pain when it has attached an earring to your ear.
That's it, it's that easy. We did all these pairs in about 10 minutes. Here's a close-up of the cameos Lara gave me as a gift. Thanks Lara!