DIY gift: hinge earrings

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i get lots of inspiration from hardware elements – as you may be able to tell from my Screw You jewelry pieces – so when i happened upon these very lightweight and beautifully shaped hinges at the hardware store, i knew they had to be earrings! i love these as a DIY gift for the holidays!

Prep It:

  • pliers
  • wire cutters
  • open brass jump rings – 2 large and 2 small
  • brass or gold plated earring wires
  • hinges from hardware store – i chose a set of very lightweight brass hinges
  • E6000 glue

 DO IT!:

  • apply the E6000 glue to the hinges so they don’t bend – use a toothpick for accurate application.
  • attach the large jumpring with your pliers to the hole on one end of the hinge
  • attach the smaller jump ring to the large jump ring and to the ear wire and done!



  • Easter bunny

    Very cool loved you on the today show.

    • mrkate

      thank you Easter Bunny! ; )

  • http://twitter.com/hannahxb Hannah B

    These earrings are so pretty! Although if I made them I would be inclined to leave the hinge loose… so they move and shimmer. I suppose I would have to find something to put into the hinge so as to keep to two ends together and yet not hinder movement. Alas I shall find a way!

    • mrkate

      yeah! do it however you like! it’s totally open to creative interpretation

  • Jenna

    What kind of hinges are those?

  • Grace

    I’m gonna so do this