diy copper bar earrings

diy copper bar earrings | almost makes perfect

i loooove those modern bar earrings i feel like i’m seeing everywhere lately — so decided to make my own using some super tiny copper pipe i’ve had sitting around for a while. just like last week, this is another DIY that takes only a few minutes!

diy earrings | almost makes perfect


super super tiny piping : this comes in all metallics at my hardware store
earring posts and closures
needle nose pliers
super glue

diy bar earrings | almost makes perfect


01 | cut down your earring posts to be as tiny as possible, do this by holding onto one with your pliers and snipping.

02 | cut down your pipe to whatever size you want, i just eyeballed it!

03 | glue together! let dry overnight.

04 | if you’re making as a gift, to make a paper backing for your earrings, just cut out a piece of card stock and poke holes with your studs. i prettied mine up by sloppily stamping before cutting!

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  1. these are super cute and simple, I might just make some!

  2. Great project Molly! I love all things copper 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  3. I adore these! I’ll have to track down some wire on my next trip to the hardware store.

  4. These are gorgeous! I never thought about cutting down earring backs to make them more delicate before. Ingenious!

  5. This is awesome! I’ve seen these on a fashion blog I follow but they were so pricey. This is a perfect option! Going to go make them…!

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  7. Hi Molly, great earrings 🙂 I would imagine that the edges of the copper tube as well as the earring posts will be quite sharp (where they have been trimmed). Would that cause the wearer any discomfort? And if so, would you just file the edges slightly? Thanks 🙂

  8. These are gorgeous <33
    This is super random but how'd you stamp the card?
    Do you use fake leaves or..? They look so nice haha

  9. This is something new to me and I would be so happy to learn the craft..
    looking forward to hearing from you .

  10. Antoinette says:

    Love the idea, please send me more ideas. Thank you.

  11. Marie Blocher says:

    Is there any reason they couldn’t be made with bare copper wire stripped from electric wiring?

  12. very nice … one can always file the sharp edges, but well, I love copper & have turned green. Which is a nice variation, you can do so much w/copper … verdigris, torch it

  13. Melissa Page says:

    I love minimalist jewelry – so elegant! The only problem I might have with this is lose it because it’s small and can hardly be seen when it falls to the floor

  14. i know this is an older post, but i love these so much, have tried them many times, and can never get the bars to say on! especially when i try to trim down the post as much as possible so it doesn’t show through. did you run into this problem? any tips?

  15. Gail Lawyer Parrish says:

    I don’t see how you attach the post