Miu Miu Knockoff Tutorial;
Ombre Rhinestone Earrings
Do you like rhinestones? And, do you have lots of nail polishes? If the answers were two yeses, then today’s knockoff is made for you :) I was browsing Miu Miu’s E-store recently, and found a gorgeous pair of earrings with primary coloured rhinestones.
This is the original Miu Miu version, selling at lovely jubbly £110 (photo credit: Miu Miu). Lots of strong colours, yet very simple – and you know what, they are quite easy to make, too! So, ready for the tutorial?
What you’ll need:
- nail polishes (as many colour as you want)
- rhinestone chains (adjust the length according to the number of polishes you want to use)
- 4 end clamps
- 2 rhinestone ear studs
- 2 drop-shape beads (I used 8mm chalcedony drops)
- beading wire
- a pair of flat-nose pliers
- a pair of round-nose pliers
- a pair of wire cutters
I used these two types of ear studs (I used the left pair for the tutorial). Make sure you use ear studs that have hoops underneath the rhinestones!
These are the nail polishes that I used. I chose to go for ‘ombre’ rather than primary colours.
1) Apply nail polishes on the rhinestone chains. Yes, the stones are tiny and can be very fiddly…
2) I applied the pink ones with the end clamps on, thinking they would give me some places to hold on to. But no, it didn’t really make any difference, and the clamps also got in the way while painting (dah!). Anyways, set them aside to dry.
3) When the polishes are completely dry, place the rhinestone chain into the end clamp.
4) Fold over the prongs with flat-nose pliers.
5) Repeat this for the other end of the rhinestone chain.
6) Thread a bead to the beading wire (about 10cm in length), and twist it once above the bead.
7) Trim one of the wires, and create a loop above the twist using round-nose pliers.
8) Add the end of the rhinestone chain to the loop.
9) Wind the wire around 3-4 times below the loop.
10) Attach the other end of the rhinestone chain to the hoop under the ear stud; slide the hoop open with flat-nose pliers, add the chain and slide it again to close. And… you’re done!
Oh, the colours are lush! I’m really happy that I chose to go for ombre :) Did you notice that I made both the pairs asymmetry? That’s because… well, I’m just that kind of lady!
Oh ombre, what am I gonna do without you, ey? Well, well, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!