I’ve had a couple requests both here on the blog and on my YouTube channel on how I convert clip or screw back earrings to pierced. It’s super easy and when I recently was converting a pair I picked up at an estate sale (I did a show and tell video here), I thought I’d document how I did it. I’m sure most of you already know how to do this, but I thought it’d be a fun Monday DIY to kick off the week. So if you’ve got some old clip earrings that you never wear (I live in fear of one slipping off unnoticed and getting lost!) and would like to add a pierced post back to, then read on!
One thing I would like to note is that it would be a good idea to determine if by converting you are devaluing the item prior to doing this. All of the earrings I’ve converted have been unmarked costume jewelry or Fakelite, but remember by altering a designer piece or highly sought after material (like Bakelite) you could be damaging the collectible value. If that doesn’t matter, then no worries!
I think so far, these white flower earrings are my favorite I’ve thrifted. I’ve worn them a lot the past week, and adore how large they are. I usually wear a lot of dangly sort of earrings, but I’ve rediscovered button styles of late… Just another thing to keep my eyes peeled for in thrift stores!
Do you prefer clip back earrings to pierced? Would you consider converting a vintage pair of clip/screw back earrings?