Apr 17, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

CIY: Patina{esque} Earrings

Yay for earrings that have the look of patina, but not the smell (thanks, Shelby for pointing that out)!  These were super fun (and easy) to make.  I may have to “weather” everything brass lying around my apartment!


– Brass filigree drops (I bought mine at Joann’s)

– 2 brass earwires

– Green acrylic paint (I bought mine at Joann’s – color is “Traffic Light”)

– Paint brush

– Jeweler’s pliers/pliers

– Paper cup

– Paper plate (to paint on)

Patina Earrings

{Step 1}: Pour 3 drops of paint into your cup.  Then pour 3 drops of water into your cup.  Mix the paint and water together.  You want your pant to be watered down.

_DSC0016_edited-1{Step 2}: Paint over both of your earrings completely covering them.  Let your earrings dry.


{Step 3}: Grab your earwires and pliers.  Take your pliers and open the loop at the bottom of your earwires.

Patina Earrings{Step 4}: Take the open loop of your earwire and put it through the top loop of your earring drop going from the unpainted side through to the painted side.  Then, take your pliers to close the loop of your earwire.

Patina Earrings


Patina Earrings

 Patina Earrings

{Photo credit: Top – People StyleWatch Magazine}

3 Comments to CIY: Patina{esque} Earrings

  1. Lindee
    April 17, 2013 11:27 am

    very cute! looks really easy!

  2. Lauren
    April 17, 2013 6:56 pm

    Such a pretty DIY! Thanks for sharing :) xo

  3. Hedy Lamarr
    April 18, 2013 2:28 am

    I followed that diy tutorial and earing looks good with my green bella top.


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