How to Make Stud Earrings Unique By Adding Chains, Charms & More

Pam Oduor
by Pam Oduor
8 Materials
5 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make stud earrings with chains and other accessories, which look really unique.

Revamp your old studs to match your mood and personality, using things you have at home like safety pins, office pins, zippers, keyrings, fabric from clothes, pendants from old necklaces, and more.

Anything can look sassy and beautiful as long as you wear it with the confidence it deserves!

Tools and materials:

  • Studs
  • Safety pins
  • Chain
  • Pendant
  • Charms
  • Jump rings
  • Round nose pliers
  • Fabric

1. DIY stud earrings with chain

Feeding chain through the back of the stud earring

Remove the stud’s back and feed a chain through the back of the stud.

Sliding the earring back

Then, slide the earring back, back in. 

DIY stud earring with a chain

This is a simply DIY stud earring with a chain, and it looks so unique and classy, don’t you think? 

2. DIY stud with fabric

Poking a hole in fabric with a safety pin

Take a scrap piece of fabric, cut it in a circle, and fold it four times. Then, create a hole using a safety pin and place it on the pointed part on top.

I decided to make a triangular shape, but you can make any shape you please. 

Piercing the stud earring through the hole

Next, place the stud earring through the hole and the earring back.

DIY statement earrings with fabric

This is a great way to use fabric scraps and transform a simple stud into a lovely and stylish DIY statement earring. 

3. Looped DIY stud earrings

Looping the chain through the earring

So, this is almost like the first style, except you’ll loop the chain by feeding both ends through the stud. 

How to make statement earrings

Easy and magnificent! I love this transformation - from a stud to a DIY statement earring in seconds!

4. DIY stud earrings with charm & chain 

Placing a chain on the stud earring

So, for this style, you’re going to place a chain and close the stud with the earring back.

Adding a charm to the jump ring

Next, take one of your jump rings, open it up, and put it through a cute charm.

Now, I didn’t use my pliers because I wanted to show you that this can be done without them. Of course, if you have a set of round nose pliers, then go ahead and use them for ease of use. 

How to make cute stud earrings

Feed the open jump ring through the last hole of the chain and close it up. 

DIY stud earring with a chain and charm

I love how the charm adds an extra touch of glam! The best part is, you can be as creative as you want and even add feathers! 

5. DIY stud earrings with a large jump ring

Attaching chain to the earring

Take a big studded earring and place a chain through the back. 

Opening the jump ring with pliers

Open a jump ring with either your pliers or your fingers and feed it through the bottom end of the chain. 

Making DIY stud earrings with a large jump ring

Then, place a larger jump ring at the bottom, too. 

DIY stud earrings with a large jump ring

Voilà! You have yourself a lovely pair of DIY statement earrings! The larger jump ring gives off a cool edgier style.

6. DIY stud earrings with charms

Placing a charm on the earring

Open the stud and place a charm of your choice at the back. 

Adding a charm to the earring post

Easy and beautiful! As you can see, simply adding a little charm to your studs totally changes the look into something more sophisticated! 

7. DIY stud earrings with a safety pin

Attaching a safety pin to the earring

So, here’s another easy idea on how to make cute stud earrings with a twist. Use a safety pin! Simply place the back part of the stud through the bottom loop of the safety pin. 

DIY stud earrings with a safety pin

Then, place the earring back, and you’re done! This gives a little twist to the conventional DIY statement earrings. I mean, safety pins can also look fantastic, and they sure are unique! 

How to make stud earrings tutorial

That brings us to the end of this tutorial on how to make stud earrings with a little extra jazz! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. You really don’t need many materials to transform your DIY stud earrings; a little imagination can go a long way!

Suggested materials:
  • Studs
  • Safety pins
  • Chain
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