Make beautiful stained glass style earrings in minutes without glass or resin!
These pretty earrings are lightweight and perfect for spring and summer when you want a more breezy paddle-style earring!
I love how they look like wavy glass and there are two main elements in this DIY that give these earrings their translucent look. One is tissue paper (the lightweight kind you put in gift bags) and the second is Dimensional Mod Podge!
The tissue paper I chose gives these DIY earrings a bit of subtle color and Dimensional Mod Podge is a hardener that dries clear and works great on paper crafts like these earrings.
If you’ve never used Dimensional Mod Podge, I have to tell you it’s awesome! It beads up and stays where you put it. It also hardens like resin but it’s actually a water-based acrylic.
Mod Podge Rocks has a great article that points out the differences between Dimensional Mod Podge and Resin and what projects work best for each. Click here to check out the article.
So gather up the supplies below and check out the how-to photos and directions to make these pretty stained glass-looking earrings!
- Tissue paper (the lightweight kind for gift bags in any color or pattern)
- Dimensional Mod Podge
- Wire (I’m using 28 gauge stainless steel wire)
- Earring hook findings or clips if you don’t have pierced ears
- Jewelry pliers – needle nose, round nose, and wire cutters
- A toothpick (to smooth out bubbles)
- Wax paper (or another non-stick surface to work on)
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How to Make Stained Glass Style Earrings – 4 Easy Steps
Start by shaping your wire into a teardrop shape. Make them as large or as small as you would like.
Use your wire cutters to cut the wire and your round nose pliers to round both ends into a loop as shown below. The loops at the ends should overlap. They do not need to connect to each other. Make two earring wire forms and it’s okay if they are not perfectly shaped or exactly the same!
Place both of your shaped wires onto a non-stick surface. I’m using a sheet of waxed paper.
Next, place tissue paper underneath each wire form and fill the wire form with Dimensional Mod Podge. Use a toothpick to smooth any bubbles if needed.
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Let dry for 24 hours!
Remove the excess tissue paper from the edges of your earrings and attach earring-finding hooks using needle nose pliers.
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