Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY: Neon Rhinestone Hoop Earrings

Well, in last Friday's post I featured a link to a DIY Neon Rhinestone Bangles by Andrea at For the Love Of. I made some for myself and can't wait to wear them. But I got on a roll, took an old small pair of hoops and decided to use the concept on those. I have a scarf with a few neon colors and these earrings were a great accent for this scarf.

These small hoop neon rhinestone earrings can be made in a few small steps.

Materials needed are a pair of small hoop earrings, string of rhinestones, neon embroidery thread, craft glue, wire cutters, scissors, and a paper plate.

Step 1:Cut the rhinestone chain accordingly for the size of your hoop. Then, apply craft glue to the top edge of each hoop. Next, place the string of rhinestone over top of the glue and hold for about 10 - 20 seconds. This is what your earrings should look like after the rhinestones have been applied.

This is the thread I used, which can be found at any craft store.

Step 2: Tie a knot at the beginning of the earring and then apply the craft glue to the edge of the thread. This adheres the thread to the hoop and makes the thread stay down. Then, wrap the thread in between each rhinestone. I wrapped mine 3 times between each rhinestone. Continue until you get to the end of the earring.

Step 3: Tie a knot at the end and then use the craft glue to adhere the thread to the earring.
This added just the right amount of neon to go with my scarf!

Do you have a favorite neon color this spring?
Hope everyone has a great weekend. It is supposed to be cold on Saturday (48 degrees)  and we have soccer and t-ball. Come on!  I need a break and a little sun on my paleness! (Sorry about my venting!) If you have time for a DIY you should check out Kate at Centsational Girl's DIY Mother's Day Memory Jar, it is a great gift for any mother (I would love to get one)! Also, the Material Girl's Blog has some great ideas for interior design.


  1. Thank you for your comment in my blog - this is a great simple DIY as it is easy AND the best part is that you can add a bit of neon without looking like you are back from the 80s.

  2. Oh wow! Thanks so much for this tutorial!! These earrings are rockin'! Will definitely make me one of these! :)

    Kisses! xxx

  3. hi, carrie!

    hope you're having a great wknd. what a great way to add neon to this earrings. great DIY project i'd like to try. :)

    have a great week!


  4. Super cute. I pinned it. I have plain hoops that I was thinking about selling. Will have to try this.

  5. A big thanks for the efforts you have put into writing this post.
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