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DIY Diamond Painting Earrings

A couple of months ago, I decided to check out what this diamond-painting hobby was I kept coming across. To me, it looked like paint by numbers, only instead of paint, you use little pieces of plastic. And that is one way to look at it. I also saw it compared to cross-stitching, but with the bits of plastic. Craftibly has a blog post with all the details.

I decided to get a kit off amazon. I chose to get a kit that included little plastic mandalas to diamond paint. You would then use them as keychains. This kit used rhinestones as it's "bits of plastic", versus a solid, colored square. And while I was making my first one, I thought it would be fun and possible to make my own diamond painting design.

I ended up finishing one side of my mandala keychain. But after my son decided it would be a good idea to mix up the rhinestones, my motivation to finish waned a little. And that left me with plenty of rhinestones to make my own little version of a diamond painting.

Diy Diamond Painting Earrings

Diy diamond painting supplies

Step 1:

Find the center of your wood slice.

Measuring wood piece to decorate with mandala design

Step 2:

Mark it across both ways so your design is even.

Figure out where the middle of your space is

Step 3:

Draw your mandala design on the wood slice in pencil

Designing a mandala on wooden slices to decorate with rhinestones

Step 4:

Erase any dark lines.

Erase dark lines on your design so they won’t show later

Step 5:

Figure out where the best place to drill the hole for the jump ring and drill a small hole.

Drill a hole in your wood slice to add jump rings to make into earrings

Step 6:

Color in your mandala with colored pencils.

Beginning to color in a mandala on our wooden slice

Fill in the whole piece with color

Completley fill your wood slice with color so you can add rhinestones for a faux diamond painting

Step 7:

Add a dollop of mod podge or glue to your wood piece and add the rhinestone.

Add a touch of mod Podgorica to areas of your mandala where you need to add rhinestones

Step 8

Using a gem grabbing tool or tweezers, pick up single rhinestones to put on your wood slice.

Pick up your rhinestones with a made-for tool

Step 9:

Put the corresponding colored rhinestone as is what is colored on your mandala.

Place the rhinestones on your mandala with the corresponding colors.

Fill the colors with same colored rhinestones for diamond painting feel

You can use different sizes and shapes of rhinestones throughout your mandala.

Fill the colors with same colored rhinestones for diamond painting feel

Let dry and set your faux diamond painting earrings

Step 9:

Once the rhinestone setting glue is dry, spray both pieces with a clear varnish.

Spray your rhinestone earrings with some time of varnish to keep it nice and protected.

Step 10:

Add the jump ring and earring hook.

Attach a jump ring and earring hook to your decorated wood slab.

I'll be honest, I don't have pierced ears anymore and due to the pandemic, I don't have a model for them. But when you go out to the store or even around your house, you can wear them proudly.

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