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Learn how to make agate earrings with E6000 glue and earring hardware in this craft tutorial. Easy DIY agate jewelry for the rockhound!
If you are into rockhounding, agate picking, or simply have a child in your home, chances are good you have rocks in all of the nooks and crannies of your house.
And if you have tumbled any of your rocks, you might be wondering how to use the rocks you’ve collected.
Today, we’re going to make agate earrings as well as DIY rock earrings, and see if we can find a unique way to display those awesome rocks you’ve found!
How to Make Agate Earrings
Step 1: Gather Supplies
- Agates or other rocks – (bonus points if they are tumbled but it’s not required.)
- Earring Posts and Backs
- E6000 Glue
Step 2: Apply a small dab of E6000 glue to the back of an earring post.
Step 3: Press the earring back firmly to the flat surface of an agate or rock.
Hold in place for a bit, and then set the rock down to see if the earring back stays in place.
If the back starts slipping around the rock, you can use washi tape to hold it in place while the glue dries, or prop it up on something to help keep it in place.
Repeat for the other earring back and rock.
NOTE: When it comes to rocks, usually the larger the rock, the heavier it is. Heavy rocks will tip forward in your ears, and not sit very nicely. If the rocks you choose end up being too heavy for your ears, you can experiment with the type of earring back to see if it helps to use one of the backs with the large plastic disc on it. Otherwise, try making a pair of earrings with smaller rocks.
These sizes of rocks worked much better.
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The beauty of a craft project like this is that earring posts and backs come in packs of hundreds for only a few dollars.
Rocks are available for free or cheap (depending on where you live and if you can go collect some outside), and one tube of glue is enough to make thousands of projects.
So there’s no harm in experimenting, and seeing what works and what doesn’t!
Before long, you’ll have made beautiful DIY agate earrings or other rock earrings you’ll have fun wearing!
If you make a pair, I’d love to see them!