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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Ring From Earring

Here is another creation that came out of cutting up my leather jacket.  I turned an earring into a ring.  I guest posted this at A Law Student's Journey to kick of my month of free advertising I won from her :)

I've never been much of a ring-wearer.  One of the reasons is that my fingers are just so darn tiny (it's amazing I can play the piano at all.)  As a reference point, my wedding ring is size 4 3/4!   That means I never really find rings in my size.  And even the adjustable ones almost seem to pinch before they fit.  At least I know I'll never be accused of having man hands!  (though strangely, after posting this picture of my hand, I'm suddenly more self conscious of sharing it than of sharing my face :)

Anyway, I recently purchased these earrings on clearance for a few dollars, but found that they didn't lay right in my ears, so I'd never be comfortable wearing them.  But I still like the chunky look of them.  

I ended up clipping off the post off the earring and using E6000 to glue it to a small strip of leather.  Then I wrapped it around my finger for sizing and stitched it together with some invisible thread.  I tried hot glue at first but it didn't bond well with the leather and came right apart after it dried.

I can't guarantee that this is a super durable creation--perhaps if I were to acquire some welding skills or something I could come up with something a little more stable, but I'll bet I get a few uses out of it and it will be fun to wear around and pretend like I'm a fashionable ring wearer :)

This technique would also work great to make a ring out of a really cool button.  Then you wouldn't have to use any glue...just sew the button right onto the leather band with thread.

This is another one I made by making a tiny leather flower (like how I made the necklace) and sewing it on.  

I hope you've been inspired, and have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Love this! I am now going to change the way I look at old jewelry. What a great makeover!!!

  2. How cute and clever! I love it!


  3. That earring ring is awesome! I love the chunky look :-) My mom took an old pair of my grandma's earrings and had them made into rings and now we each have one; they're awesome! I have a brand new link party going on and I'd be thrilled if you'd link this up!


  4. I agree, that earring ring is awesome. It has that fabulous vintage look to it and I love the black. Very pretty.

  5. Now this is one way to find rings in your size! LOL It's very pretty. I love how you find so many ways to re-use things.

  6. I really like your rings they turned out gorgeous.

  7. Great way to repurpose the earring! Looks great on you <3
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  8. That ring is so pretty! I love how you made it from an earring. Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at well at Thursday's Temptation.

  9. What a fun project Steph! Super great idea and it turned out so well!

    xoxo, Tauni

  10. I adore this idea!! SO cute!

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