21 DIY Ear Cuffs

Ear cuffs are the perfect way to add accessories to your outfit in a really edgy yet fun way! Whether you prefer subtle and simple styles or are a fan of dramatic and bold, this list of DIY ear cuffs has you completely covered!

Rather than looking everywhere for your style of ear cuffs, why not make them yourself? Whether to jazz up a pared-back ensemble for one of your first post-lockdown evenings out or to wear for everyday occasions, there is an ear cuff for every jewelry lover in this edit. Click through to see them all.


1. Textured Copper Ear Cuff Tutorial by Rings & Things

This ear cuff tutorial shows you how to make a simple metal ear cuff in copper. This simple design wraps around the outer cartilage of the ear and is a popular style for men. It can be textured and colored as desired.

Textured Copper Ear Cuff Tutorial by Rings & Things

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2. DIY Ear Cuffs by Honestly WTF

It’s important not to skimp on the quality of materials for this tutorial – good glue and crystals are a must for that strong hold and sophisticated sparkle!

DIY Ear Cuffs by Honestly WTF

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3. Swirly DIY Wire Ear Cuff by Wire Jewelry Tutorials

This lesson teaches you to make an ear cuff that gracefully curves along the edge of your ear. Delicate looking spirals sweep up and down, extending from a single bead in the center.

This diy wire ear cuff is easily customizable. You can make the spirals any size you like, use different shaped beads, or even wrap beads all the way up the spirals. The possibilities are endless!

Swirly DIY Wire Ear Cuff by Wire Jewelry Tutorials

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4. DIY Spiky Ear Cuff by Style Caster

The perfect solution for the piercing-shy, ear cuffs are the easiest way to add some temporary edge to your look. Here’s how to DIY your own metal-heavy version to rock now and wear through spring.

DIY Spiky Ear Cuff by Style Caster

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5. DIY Ear Cuffs by Chictopia

This chic ear cuff is made of wooden clothespins. How cool is that? You clip and glue them to a piece of plastic that has been shaped to fit the back of your ears. Spray paint in any metallic color you like and you’re set!

DIY Ear Cuff by Chictopia

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6. DIY Faux Gold Cuff Earrings by Fall For DIY

Show your love for minimalist statement pieces with these Faux Gold Cuff Earrings! Thin sheets of polymer clay curves along your ears for a chic, modern look.

DIY Faux Gold Cuff Earrings by Fall For DIY

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7. Rhinestone Ear Cuff by Transient Expression

This ear cuff features a rhinestone chain. What’s neat is that you will use a clip on earring at the top and a regular stud post to anchor both ends. 

Rhinestone Ear Cuff by Transient Expression

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8. DIY Bow Ear Cuff by Styleoholic

Looking for an easy DIY project with super stylish results? This DIY Bow Ear Cuff is perfection! With the help of this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take simple wire and turn it into this great addition to your jewelry collection.

DIY Bow Ear Cuff by Styleoholic

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9. Wire Wrapped Flower Ear Cuff by Panda Hall Learning Center

Learn how to make wire wrapped flower ear cuff earrings with turquoise beads and chains. Surely, you will be surprised by the jewelry.

Wire Wrapped Flower Ear Cuff by Panda Hall Learning Center

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10. DIY Dragon Wing Ear Cuff by Instructables

Have you ever wanted to be a dragon? Well that dream may be hard to reach, but you can at least make wing ear cuffs. They are actually fairly easy to make, no resin or polymer clay required.

DIY Dragon Wing Ear Cuff by Instructables

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11. Wire Ear Cuff With Changeable Dangles by Jewelry Making Journal

These changeable ear cuffs would be fun to sell (or to give as gifts) with a selection of dangles to wear on them. You can wear a single ear cuff on one ear – or make a pair to wear at the same time.

This style is a nice alternative for people who don’t wear pierced earrings. Or for people who like to wear more ear adornments in addition to their earrings!

Wire Ear Cuff With Changeable Dangles by Jewelry Making Journal

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12. Textured Ear Cuff Tutorial by Kernowcraft

This is a really fun beginners metalsmith project, great for those looking to explore texturing and metal bending techniques. No soldering is required!

This tutorial is for a 7mm wide earring cuff, using 0.7mm thick silver sheet ear cuff. However, they can be easily changed to other sizes to suit your style.

Textured Ear Cuff by Kernowcraft

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13. DIY Pearl Ear Cuff by Fustany

Pearl earrings are easy to make, yet they convey elegance and sophistication. Whether you’re making them for yourself, giving them as a gift, or starting your own little jewelry business, you can make these Pearl Ear Cuffs quickly and easily yourself.

DIY Pearl Ear Cuff by Fustany

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14. Wire Ear Cuffs by Panda Hall Learning Center

This is an easy DIY project on how to make black copper wire ear cuffs for unpierced ears. It is a 10-minutes project for both jewelry makers and green hands.

Wire Ear Cuffs by Panda Hall Learning Center

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15. DIY Ear Cuffs by By Isnata

This ear cuffs hangs through the back of the ear. This accessory gives a delicate and at the same time whimsical side to the look. It can adapt to all styles: bohemian, rock, classic, it’s up to you to create it according to your desires.

DIY Ear Cuffs by By Isnata

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16. DIY Cuff Earrings With Skull Beads by Panda Hall Learning Center

Halloween is coming, are you looking for skull jewelry? Well, this wire ear cuff tutorial will entirely tell you how to make wire skull ear cuff with skull beads.

It is a cinch to make it, if you have some wire wrapped techniques, there will be no problems to make this skull ear cuff.

DIY Cuff Earrings With Skull Beads by Panda Hall Learning Center

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17. Ear Cuff Tutorial by My Wired Imagination

This Ear Cuff Tutorial is for pierced ears and are a clever way to make it look like you are wearing more earrings than you really are. This fun tutorial shows, step by step, how to create them. They can be created plain (all metal), or dressed up as far as you want to take them. 

Ear Cuff Tutorial by My Wired Imagination

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18. DIY Ear Cuffs by Brit + Co

Using various stones and crystals, these statement earring cuffs will turn heads and be a great addition to any jewelry collection. These are great for an everyday work look!

DIY Ear Cuffs by Brit + Co

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19. Ear Cuff DIY by My White Idea DIY

Add a little flair to your average ear cuff with this beaded accessory. Easy to make and it costs nearly nothing! These would make a beautiful gift for the holidays, or you could even sell them at a craft show! 

Ear Cuff DIY by My White Idea DIY

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20. DIY Ear Cuffs by Trinkets In Bloom

Inspired by brooches and pins, these two versions of a DIY cuff earrings will have your earrings moving in a whole new direction. A fun change from the usual dangling earrings, these large DIY Ear Cuffs are a new way to express your personality and make a statement.

DIY Ear Cuff by Trinkets In Bloom

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21. Ear Sweep DIY Earrings by Craft Paper Scissors

Ear Sweeps (aka Ear Vines/Climbers) are so on-trend right now! They make a big impact and give the appearance of multiple piercings without the commitment.This DIY jewelry project is easy to make using bendable craft wire and the variations are endless!

Ear Sweep DIY Earrings by Craft Paper Scissors

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THESE DIY EAR CUFFS ARE CHIC AND OH-SO-EASY TO DO. YOU WILL END UP MAKING SEVERAL FOR YOU AND SEVERAL MORE FOR YOUR BEST GALS!

Let us know which ear cuffs you plan on making and don’t forget to share your finished pieces on our Facebook Page.

DIY earrings are fun to make for fashion or gifts. Grab over 40+ easy DIY earrings here that you can create on a budget, with no skills required! Also, check out these 15 Wire Wrapping stones Tutorials37 Crochet Earrings Patterns, Clay Earrings DIY, Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorials and more DIY Jewellery  to add to your jewelry collection.

Now the red carpet and runway trends are sufficient enough to motivate you to adopt this hot trend and if that’s not enough, then the factor of wearing ear cuffs without extra piercings must compel you to get DIY a few. Have fun making some DIY ear cuffs today!