Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Earrings Fixed with Art Glitter by Emily M. Miller

Ever loose a bead from one of your beloved earrings or necklaces? I do all the time! (Maybe I should rethink about where I buy my jewelry!) Sometimes I can find another bead to fit. But this time I couldn’t find the perfect bead, so I used glitter!

I decided to use Art Glitter Microfine Opaque #518 Oak. It was a great color match and I really LOVE the Microfine cut. It is half the size of our Ultrafine line, giving it a velvety look that is luscious!

Pretty simple, I applied some Designer Dries Clear adhesive into the center of the bead finding with the Ultrafine Metal Tip attached to the adhesive spout. Thank goodness for that tip! It would have been very difficult otherwise.

As you can see in this really terrible photo I was liberal with my glue amount. Then just spoon on the glitter and let dry!

Once it dries the glue will recede a little into the finding. Depending on how large of an area you are working with will determine if you need to reapply glue and glitter again. Or you may like the recessed look; the outcome is up to you.

It took me a couple more applications to get the curved surface on top I was looking for. And then when it was starting to dry but not quite dry, I bumped it! Well, smooshed is more the term, making it crinkle a bit. Instead of crying, I decided to embrace my mistake and I delicately smooshed the other one for a prefect pair! I actually like the effect, it matches the design, don’t you think so too?

I'm wearing them today, it's like getting a new pair of earrings. I love fixing things with Art Glitter! Enjoy!!


  1. I LOVE them! I also have a pair so similar to this they could be the same! I lost a jewel out of the bottom one. This is a great idea! I have a necklace that has some kind of stone in a blue, that looks like the faux bead you just made! Well done! Great post...very creative!
    Have a good day!

    Hugs Giggles