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DIY Gold Dipped Teardrop Earrings because everything looks better dipped in gold.

Gold Dipped Teardrop Earrings Tutorial

Happy Monday!

I’ve been wanting to make a pair of wire wrapped earrings for awhile now and I finally did it!  It was so much easier than I thought it would be.  And to add a little glam, I dipped the teardrop beads in gold leafing.

I was so nervous about this entire project but I’m so glad I went with it because the gold dipped earrings turned out even better than I thought they would.

gold dipped earrings - supplies

Materials needed to make Gold Dipped Teardrop Earrings:

  • 22 gauge wire
  • teardrop beads
  • gold leafing paint
  • gold earring hooks
  • round nose pliers

Step 1:  Cut your wire and wrap around the top of the teardrop bead.  I used this great tutorial by Contrariwise Ramblings.

Step 2:  Add your earring hooks so you can hang them after you dip the ends in the gold leafing.

Step 3:  Dip the ends of the beads into the gold leafing paint.  Let dry and then dip again.  I had to dip the pink beads a third time to get a good coating but the clear beads only needed to be dipped twice.

Step 4:  Let paint dry and you are ready to wear your gorgeous new gold dipped earrings.

Gold Dipped Teardrop Earrings Tutorial

I LOVE the way these earrings turned out!  I can’t wait to stock up on more beads that I can dip in the gold leafing paint.

I’ve teamed up with 14 super talented ladies to share more “golden” inspired projects with you today.

Love That Gold- 15 Golden Projects to Inspire

From left to right, they are:
DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Coffee Recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
“Mommy Loves Me” Heat-Transfer Onesie by It Happens In A Blink
How To Take Pictures During The “Golden Hour” by Lindsay Faber Photography
Gold-Dipped Tear Drop Earrings by Happy Go Lucky
Gold Lettered Vintage Plates by The Sweet Escape
DIY Gold and Silver Key Fob by 4 You With Love
“Don’t Miss The Colours of the Rainbow” Printable by Clean and Scentsible
Gold Dipped Kitchen Utensils by Echoes of Laughter
Golden Pencils by The DIY Dreamer
Gold Speckled Eggs by Craftberry Bush
Gold Circle Pendants by Northstory
Kate Spade-inspired Coasters by Suburble
Gold-and-Black Layered Bracelet by Happy Hour Projects
Vintage Key Art by Satori Design for Living
Gold Bowties by Fynes Designs

30 Comments

  1. These are gorgeous!! I want a pair too…I’m loving the gold wire wrapping around the tops – so pretty!!

  2. Love these Kara! They are so pretty! I adore handmade jewellery! Have a great week! Angie xo

  3. Kara – I’ve never used gold leafing paint! Where have I been? I love these earrings – they’re divine! Pinning!

  4. Kara these are gorgeous! I don’t have liquid gold leaf but I’m SO about to – I totally love this idea. I’ve seen the gold-dipped look on other projects but this is the first time I’ve seen it on jewelry. It’s perfect.

  5. My older daughter had her ears pierced this past year and has since become an earring fanatic! Thanks for the great inspiration, I’ll def be trying these out in the future (and checking out that gold leaf paint!)

  6. These are so pretty Kara! I’ll have to try some of that gold liquid leaf. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. I don’t have liquid gold leaf but I’m SO about to – I totally love this idea. I’ve seen the gold-dipped look on other projects but this is the first time I’ve seen it on jewelry. It’s perfect.

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