It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling!

ring and earring set

A fun and quickie post today! I am really going to focus in on making most of my gifts for my friends (my fam is a whole other story), but I made this little ring and earring set in 10 minutes tonight and for only around $5 in all!

It always cracks me up when scrapbook mags and décor mags say, “Make this for under $10”. Well, in order to make it you have to have the initial tools to do it and those cost a heck of a lot more than the actual supplies. So, it was about $5, but I already have the tools and supplies to make it.

I really do recommend this type of idea, though. The initial purchase of some basic pliers, wire, glue (my fave is E-6000) and ring blank to make this is an AWESOME investment. You can buy these things and make hundreds of gifts! I’m totally all about the buttons! This one cost around $3, but a lot of times you can get a giant plain and decorative button bin of them at the craft store for $5. Also peruse the clearance aisles for 25¢ button deals as well. They can be a big steal. Also, you can find these big prisms for the earrings at a lot of craft stores, but I actually found mine in the ornament section at Wal-mart. Keep your eyes peeled for things you can turn into jewelry! I’m always scouting out little doo dads that would make cool jewelry. Now, I will admit, these things are REALLY big, but my friend Molly (who I am making them for and who I know doesn’t read my blog) will love them. She doesn’t mind wearing heavy earrings in the name of style. I think she will love wearing this little, or should I say BIG? bling set.

Oh, and for all those looking for ring blanks, you can get a slew of them for cheap at
Art Chix Studio! You may want to stock up. What a CHEAP & EASY gift idea for all your friends, family, and co-workers. Everyone who I know smiles when they see my stash of colorful rings I make…from young to old!

OK, I promise not to use so many UPPERCASE fonts next time Swellions!

Until next time!



  1. says

    Daaaanng… I knew I should have picked up that pack of gem beads at Hobby Lobby the other day. They were just like the ones shown, though in an eggplant instead. Oh, and cause they were “fall merchandise” (whatever) they were 80 freakin’ percent off…

  2. says

    I LOVE these! Thank you so much for sharing!! I love using buttons in jewelry, but for some reason have never used them in this way, what was I thinking???!! I hope you don’t mind if I mention your blog once I get something made to post on mine. Thanks and have a great weekend! Lisa C…

  3. says

    I’m completely craft-challenged when it comes to cute little things but this is JUST what I was looking for the gang of “but I’m almost a teenager’s” that’s invading my studio this weekend–thanks!

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