Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DIY | Kate Spade Inspired Studs

With very similar steps as my Simple Pyramid Studs DIY, here's my take on the Kate Spade Locked In Stud Earrings! I opted to make the gold accents a little more bold than Kate Spade did though.

Kate Spade Locked In Stud earrings (left), my DIY version (right)
Image courtesy of Zappos

Kate Spade Inspired Studs

(Difficulty: Medium)


(1) Gold pyramid studs
(2) Earring posts + backs
(3) Nail polish (in the color of your choice, and clear topcoat/acrylic spray is optional)
(4) E6000 glue
(5) Scissors
(6) Tape
(7) Flatnose pliers
(8) Nail polish remover (optional)
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What's ReadyCart?


1. Place a generous dollop of glue on your earring post and attach it to the back of your pyramid stud, let dry.

2. Use your flatnose pliers to bend down the prongs so that they won't scratch your ear when you wear them. 

3. Cut out two strips of tape, about as thin as shown, and tape it cross-wise on your pyramid stud. Make sure that the tape is stuck to the stud as best as you can manage so the nail polish won't leak underneath. 

4. Paint with nail polish. Let dry.

5. Remove the tape and touch up the edges with a q-tip and nail polish remover. Paint with clear topcoat or acrylic spray if needed. 

If you're like me and completely botched up your first pair, never fear! Just wipe the whole thing down with nail polish remover and start over again. I think I'm going to make a pair in every nail polish color I have; enjoy! :)

** Don't wanna DIY? Faster to buy? I'll be selling any extra pairs I made, along with many other items, in my shop Two Teaspoons coming soon. Stay tuned!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Aimee! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites!

  2. Ooh I love the simplicity of this. Great DIY :)

  3. they look awesome & so simple! I always find DIY inspiration at Kate Spade :)

    1. Thanks Stephanie! I've been a long time reader of your blog as well and you post the loveliest things! :)

  4. Great inspiration! I make stud earrings with nail polish, but I never tought about making this awesome "cross"! Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Thanks dear! I'd love to see some of your creations; I'm always on the lookout for ways to jazz up studs :)

  5. Oh how cute! I like that you drew inspiration from Kate Spade for these. I could never afford a pair of her earrings, so it's nice to know I could DIY a pair :)

    1. Thanks Rachel! I totally agree, $48 is just way too much! :)

  6. Yeah, jewelry is important for every woman to look beautiful, and a woman can’t go in parties without jewelry. I think gemstone Kate Spade earrings are best to wear in parties due to their fabulous designs and these earring suits with all the outfits.


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