How To Make Post Earrings? | Follow These 5 Steps to Create Unique Pieces of Jewelry

Post earrings are the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your outfit without going overboard. They’re also great if you’re looking for something simple and elegant that matches any outfit.

The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert jeweler to make a lovely pair of post-earrings yourself. You can make them with just a few simple tools and materials, and they’ll look professional enough that no one will ever know you made them yourself.

Here is how to make post-earrings.

Key Takeaways

  • Making post-earrings is a fun and simple craft project. You can create a pair in less than an hour, and the best thing about it is that you can customize them to be just the way you want them.
  • When making post earrings, all you need are some basic tools and supplies, which can be purchased at most craft stores or online
  • You can make post earrings out of all sorts of materials, from beads to pearls to gemstones.
  • Making new earrings is an excellent way to practice your craft skills, as well as make great gifts for family and friends.

How Do You Make Easy Post Earrings?

Step 1: Prepare Your Materials

The first thing that you have to do is prepare your special materials for making posts or stud earrings. For this project, you will need:

  • Stud backs
  • Pearl or a bead
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Earring posts or Jewelry Wire
  • Jewelry glue

Bead or Pearl

You can use pearls or a bead to make DIY stud earrings. I suggest using a pearl because it is a natural material and it has a nice shine to it.

The pearls that I used were from my grandmother’s jewelry box. They are beautiful and they have a lot of history behind them, so I wanted to include them in this project.

a box with various beads

Get Earring Posts

You will need earring posts, which can be purchased at any craft store. You can choose gold plated or sterling silver. You can also make your post or stud earring posts.

Get Stud Earring Backs

These are the little discs that hold the earring post in place. You can buy them at most craft stores or online.

Stud earring backs come in a variety of colors and styles. Some backs are plain and some have designs on them. If you want your studs to match, then choose the same back as your studs; otherwise, choose one that compliments your outfit or your personal style.


You will need pliers for bending the ends of your wires and attaching the pearls onto them. You will want to make sure that these are appropriate for the type of wire that you are using, as some types of pliers may not be strong enough or may break if used incorrectly on certain types of metal wires.

Jewelry Glue

Another important thing that you will need to have before making stud earrings is jewelry glue which will help attach pearls or beads onto their earring posts.

Any type of jewelry glue will work for this project, but I prefer E6000 because it is strong and durable. It also dries clear, which means that you won’t be able to see any residue left behind after you apply the glue to your earring studs.

Wire Cutters

These are used to cut the wire, and they should be in your purchase in order to get started making your own jewelry. You can find them at any craft store and even often at the dollar store.

a person creating an earring with pliers

You can also use earrings that already exist as the base for your earrings if you like the look of them and they fit well in your ears. If you are using old earrings, it’s best to save them from broken pairs or ones that aren’t in good shape anymore so that they aren’t wasted on this project.

Step 2: Make Earring Posts for your Stud Earrings

Cut two lengths of wire that are approximately 3 inches long. The length will vary depending on the size of the posts that you want for your stud earrings. Also, you’ll want enough wire to allow for a loop at the top of the earring, but not so much that it makes your earrings too big.

Alternatively, you can use store-bought ones.

Step 3: Make a Wire Loop

Make a loop at one end of the earring post using round nose pliers. Then twist it around itself several times until you have a flat surface where you will attach a pearl using glue.

Step 4: Trim Off any Excess Wire

Use a wire cutter to trim off any excess wire so that it does not interfere with putting on or taking off your earring.

Step 5: Attach the Pearl

Next, attach the pearl using glue. Use a hot glue gun or some other type of applicator to apply a small amount of glue on the pearl then attach it to the flat surface that you created when forming a wire loop.

Once you’ve applied some glue, wait for 10 minutes and let it dry before putting the post-earring.

Repeat the same steps to make the second earring.

a woman with a long silver earring

Tips to Remember When Making Post Earrings

If you’ve ever made your own jewelry, you know that it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. Here are some tips to remember when making post earrings:

Choose A Quality Material

It’s not necessary to use expensive materials when making stud earrings, but it’s important to make sure that what you choose will stand up to regular wear and tear. You may want to consider using sterling silver or gold-filled wire for this purpose.

Consider The Size of the Bead

The size of the beads or pearls that you use will determine how big your stud earrings will be. If you want your studs to be small, use small beads or pearls. If you want them to be big, use larger beads.

Experiment with Various Designs

 When making stud earrings, it’s best to experiment with various designs until you find one that works well for your needs. For example, experiment with different shapes and sizes for your studs by using larger or smaller beads.

This will allow you to create a unique look that reflects your personal style while still allowing others to recognize them as a set because they match each other so well.

a person making jewelry

FAQs Related to Post Earrings

How Do You Attach Earrings to Posts?

Earrings are an essential accessory. Whether you’re going to a party or just running errands, earrings can make an outfit look more polished and elegant. Attach earrings to posts by use of earrings backs.

Earring backs are an essential part of wearing earrings. Without them, your earrings can slip out of place and become lost. It’s best to choose quality earring backs that will hold securely, but also be comfortable.

Push Backs

These are one of the most common types of earring backs, especially stud earrings. Push Backs are easy to use, but they do require you to push them into place.

Pushbacks can be found in many different styles and sizes, and come in gold, silver, and rose gold. They are also available in various shapes and patterns on them to go with just about any design.

Screw Backs

 Screw backs are another common type of earring backing that attaches to the post on your earrings. The back screws onto the post, allowing you to adjust how tightly it fits and preventing it from falling off during wear. Screw backs are often made from metal.

Magnetic Backs

Some people prefer magnetic backs because they’re easy to use, just put them on and take them off. Magnetic backs come in sets with two pieces: one magnetized piece that goes on top of your earring, and one non-magnetized piece that fits into it underneath.

a pair of post earrings with white pearl

Is It Hard to Make Post Earrings?

No, it is not hard to make post-earrings. However, the process will take some time and hence require some patience if you are a beginner.

You will need a few tools and supplies to make studs for your ears. You can find these items in many craft stores or online. You will also need some basic jewelry-making skills such as wire wrapping or bead stringing.

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