DIY Stud Earrings

white gold stud earrings

I was a late bloomer to the ear piercing game. I didn’t get my ears pierced until a few weeks before starting my freshman year of college. I was so excited that I immediately purchased a bunch of earrings. Over the years that bunch has grown to a collection filled with earrings of all styles, shapes, sizes, and colors.

It wasn’t until I visited the jewelry section of the craft store that I realized I could make my own quality earrings. It wouldn’t take a lot of skill or time to create them either.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own stud earrings!

How To Make Stud Earrings


  • Gems with flat backs
  • Flat post earrings
  • Earring backs
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Gloss sealant
  • Optional: gold leaf, paint markers



Begin by painting one layer of paint onto the gem. Allow it to air dry before painting a second layer.

pre pink studs

pink studs

Optional: Get creative by adding polka dots or stripes to your gem using a paint marker. I decided to add small flakes of gold leaf to my own.

Paint an even layer of gloss sealant onto the gem. This will smooth and seal the acrylic paint.

Add one drop of hot glue to the flat earring post. Firmly press and attach it to the gem. Where you attach the post on the gem will determine where it sits on your ear. If you attach it near the edge it will hang from your ear. Attach it to the center and it will cover your ear lobe.

earring post 1 wm

Attach the earring back. Repeat the previous steps with the second stud earring. Then wipe the posts and backs with rubbing alcohol to disinfect them.

Your stud earrings are ready to wear!

pink gold stud earringsgreen gold stud earrings

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Take 15 minutes today to read, write down, and meditate on this scripture: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

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