Wednesday, November 7, 2012

{Transform Plain Wooden Discs into Zebra Earrings}

Hello, lovely ladies!  Last week I shared one of the pieces of jewelry I made for a handmade jewelry swap.  This week, I want to share the earrings I made with you.
I started with two plain wooden discs and a zebra stamp that came from the dollar aisle at Michaels.
I inked the stamp with a black ink pad and then stamped the discs.  The stamp was not big enough to cover the entire discs, so I matched the images up the best that I could.
I then painted the natural part of the disc with turquoise craft paint.  This way I could cover up where the design didn't quite match up.  Then I painted over the stamped image with black paint.
The disc on the left hasn't been painted with the black paint, but the one on the right has.  After everything dried, I inked the edges of the discs and sprayed each disc with clear sealer to protect the paint.  I drilled a hole in each disc and attached earring hooks with jump rings.
I love the turquoise paired with the black.
If you don't like wearing prints, a pair of earrings like this is a way to get a little out of your comfort zone without going overboard.  If you're completely against the zebra print, though, you could use any stamp of your choosing to create a pair of earrings that YOU would love!

Check out my other DIY earrings tutorials {HERE}.


  1. Rockstar!!! These are awesome!!!

  2. Turquoise + zebra, two of my favorite things! These turned out great, you're so crafty! Saw you link up on a bunch of link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  3. Hi, Bethany

    Love this look, did you use a thin paint brush to get in the wood part?

    Looks great!


  4. Thanks for sharing these cool earrings @ Submarine Sunday!


  5. love the turquoise zebra print.
    So here I am reading your blog post and watching burn notice and I had to go back and re-read the last paragraph "If you don't like wearing prints...." and I read it as, If you don't like wearing PANTS..." what the heck? I guess multi tasking is not always a good idea!

  6. I love those! I need to make some ASAP. What a great idea!

  7. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on now at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there!

  8. love these bethany! great tutorial. I pinned this :)

  9. Bethany, I love your earrings. I'll be featuring you later tonight on Transformed Tuesday. Thanks for linking up. Hugs Peggy

  10. LOVE the earring Bethany!! So original! Great way to make custom earrings!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!


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