I created these earrings after seeing them on eat.sleep.MAKE. Please click on the link below to see their tutorial.
I made just one change -instead of dipping the tip in metallic paint, I used a leftover metallic paint marker that we never ended up using for this project.
I was easily able to find the earring backs and jewelry glue at Michaels - and I'm sure Hobby Lobby would have them too. In Cincinnati I was able to get the quartz points for a great price at the Aquarius Star on Ludlow Ave. in Clifton.
I brought home the crystals and cleansed them in running water and then charged them a bit by placing them in the sun on a large piece of amethyst.
Then I gathered my supplies and my assistant Leroy.
Then quality checker Willy stopped by.
Then I got to work. I made sure to vigorously depress the marker tip to get a pretty thick layer of paint. Once dry (only like a few minutes), I put a dab of glue on a flat side on each of the crystals and put on the earring back. They were dry pretty quickly - maybe an hour-ish. Then...Voila!