Jewelry Knock-Off: Stella & Dot Rhinestone Chain Earrings | My Girlish Whims

Jewelry Knock-Off: Stella & Dot Rhinestone Chain Earrings

Friday, August 3, 2012 |
I've been in the mood for jewelry knock-offs lately! I made a little knock-off to do list and am working through getting some of them done.  Today I'm going to show you how to make an easy knock-off of these Stella & Dot earrings:
Now, one of the cool parts of these earrings is the chain knot at the top.  I decided to leave that part out...it is possible to DIY, but to me it looks like it would be a big headache getting all those pieces of chain to line up right. Ok. Well, maybe not the worst. But ANYWAY I thought they would look fine without it and certainly easier for those of you newer to jewelry-making.

Here's my version:


And here's how to make your own!

Stella & Dot Knock-Off Rhinestone Chain Earrings


Supplies:

Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, two different sizes of Rhinestone Chain, Rhinestone Chain Connectors, two different kinds of regular chain, small Jump Rings, medium Jump Rings, two Ear Wires

Note: I found the cheapest and easiest way to buy the rhinestone chain is at walmart in the bead section! They sell it cheap and it comes with the connectors you need.

Steps:

Cut two lengths of your larger rhinestone chain using wire cutters and connect the rhinestone connector (I really don't know if it has a technical name haha) to the end of the chain.  To do so, place the last rhinestone into the connector, and then squeeze the prongs shut using needle nose pliers.


Cut four lengths of the smaller rhinestone chain slightly shorter than the larger chain, and attach the connectors to the end.

Use wire cutters to cut eight lengths of varying chain length with your two different chains to coordinate with the rhinestones.  This is the length pattern I decided on for each earring:

Attach a jump ring to the top of each of the rhinestone chains so they will hang facing forward when the earring is done.

Open up a medium sized jump ring using needle nose pliers and string all the chain and rhinestones onto it in order.

Add on an earring wire and then close the jump ring with pliers.

Tada!

I think they are still super pretty without the chain knot at the top!

Looks similar enough to me!

PS: These will be available in my etsy shop soon if you are interested!

I'll be linking up to these parties:

12 comments:

PitterAndGlink said...

Love these! I'm pinning for later! :)

ivalex said...

Super... I like it. Greetings from CZ.

Nancy said...

These are fun! A great idea for earrings! Thanks for sharing!

www.livininthegreen.blogspot.com

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautiful earrings, cleverly done! I have a serious jones for dangly earrings, so I'll be making some for myself. Love these.

Brandi said...

Very pretty!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Your earrings are beautiful! I love Stella & Dot but find that they can be a bit pricey. Yours are every bit as stylish and I am sure they were a bargain as well :)

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love these! You should come by and link up to my fashion party tomorrow! WOuld love to have you :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Anonymous said...

I like yours more than the stella & dot ones!

mommaerika said...

I made them! Super cute! I have left over chain and no left over connectors. Do you know of anywhere you can buy just connectors? Or what do you do with the extra bits?

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I'm not sure off the top of my head where you could find extra connectors, possibly walmart. You could just get some wire though and wire wrap around the last link and attach it to a jump ring to be able to use if for another project!

mommaerika said...

Your a genius! Thanks :)

BlueCat said...

They are beautiful! Do you plan to make another for your Etsy?

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