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How to Make Earrings: DIY Statement Spikes

Spiked jewelry is one of the best ways to add a little edge to any outfit. Pair spikes with a little sparkle, and you've got a recipe for fabulous! This DIY tutorial will teach you how to make earrings using sparkly studs and brass golden spikes for a total rock star look.

How to Make Spike Earrings

Get creative with your sparkly stud-and-spike earrings! Grab a rhinestone of any color, and pair it with any color of metal you want. For these earrings we used clear rhinestones with brass settings and brass spikes for a new vintage look. Use other spike jewelry designs to inspire your own DIY design.

How to Make Spike Earrings

Materials: 2 rhinestones with attached rings, 2 earring posts and 2 backsE6000 glue, 2 jump ringsneedle-nose pliers, 2 spikes

How to Make Spike Earrings

1. Glue the earring posts to the backs of the rhinestones with a dab of E6000 adhesive, and let the glue set up for a bit before moving on.

DIY Spike Earrings

2. After the glue has dried, grab the jump rings and use your needle-nose pliers to pry them open. Attach a jump ring to the bottom of each rhinestone and connect each jump ring to a spike. Squeeze the jump rings closed to secure the spikes.

DIY Spike Earrings

3. Add the backs to the posts, and your sparkly spike earrings are ready to wear!

Wear your spike statement earrings with other spike jewelry for an edgy look, or let these earrings be the star of a more streamlined, sophisticated outfit.

For more jewelry inspiration from Kelly, head over to A Sparkle Affair.

Kelly Anderson

Kelly is a contributor to DivineCaroline and is the voice behind the jewelry blog, A Sparkle Affair. She is a lover of all things sparkly, from new to vintage, statement to delicate and gold to silver (and especially rose gold). Her love of jewelry started with seeing the women in her family wear beautiful jewels, and she was eager to start her own collection. Since then, she never goes anywhere without jewelry of some kind (the bigger, the better!) and has a true passion for inspiring others through sparkly, statement jewels!

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