March 4, 2014

DIY Gold Dipped Concrete Earrings

Oh hello delicious concrete! There's something perfectly tactile in raw concrete. Smooth and imperfect, flaws that create interesting lines and air bubbles that create pattern. You've got to love this stuff. I've been working with it a lot lately and I've created these earrings using this tutorial with a few changes. Mix your concrete to a much thicker consistency than described. This will give your gemstone shapes a much stronger finish. You can also set the earring backs into the concrete as it dries (which I haven't done here...) and leave out the glue step for super strong earrings!


Liquid Gold Guilding

Masking tape

Concrete Gemstones

Earring posts


1. Tape off half of your concrete gemstone all the way around. Press around the edge to make sure there are no air bubbles.

2. Paint the exposed section of concrete. Paint three layers waiting for each coat to fully dry.

3. Slowly peel off the masking tape.

4. Glue the earring posts to the back of the stone and leave to dry (or set into you stone as the concrete dries)

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8 thoughts on “DIY Gold Dipped Concrete Earrings

  1. Alexis @ Persia Lou

    These are awesome! I’ve been thinking I need to try a concrete project. I think this might be it. If you have a second, I would love it if you came by and linked up at The Makers link party going on over on my blog. :)

  2. Andrée

    I love your concrete creations. I think what I like best about these is that you’ve left some of the concrete unpainted, it looks great next to the gold!

  3. Melissa Liv

    Very cool DIY. Love the gold! What kind of glue did you use to attach the posts? Thanks for sharing this cute, wearable project!

  4. Jennifer

    What kind of paint do you use for these? Brand and type? Does regular acrylic craft paint work, or something more specialized? And if so, where do you find it? Thanks!


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