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My favourite five Stud earrings

Fancy something smaller?

A guide to stud earrings


If you’ve been following my work for a while you will know I’m ALL about an oversize statement earring. Give me Bright colours (preferably fluorescent, or glittery), silky tassels and when even THAT’S not enough . . . some colourful plastic jewels.

However, I have recently decided there is also room for something a little daintier (by my standards!) in the dakota rae dust textile jewellery collections. Not ALL occasions call for a shoulder skimming, festival worthy fluorescent fringe and sometimes a POP of colour is all you need.

Whether winter scarves are playing havoc with your oversize earrings or you’re simply a fan of something more subtle, I should now have a style to suit your needs. Read on for a run down of my current “smaller” earring offerings.

The countdown . . . . .

Number 5 – Stripey geometric shapes studs


A pair of large colourful stud earrings made of a circle and square printed with fluorescent graphic stripes. The earrings are mounted on a black and white patterned, dakota rae dust branded card which is held between a woman's thumb and forefinger against an off white background

Originally inspired by circus big top STRIPES these fun loving stud earrings are BIG, bright and beautiful. Each backed fabric component is printed with bold graphic stripes in a colourful or glittery vinyl and no two pairs are identical, as the composition of those colour popping clusters will vary slightly every time.

Scroll stripey studs here.


Number 4 – Tiny teardrop studs

Younger sibling to the ever popular Jazzy Plectrum style Statement earrings, these colourful studs feature the same scissor snipped teardrop shapes, at a much smaller scale. The two components are vinyl printed, cut out by hand and machine stitched into place.

Update – April 2023 – This style of stud earring has now been discontinued.

A pair of recycled pink kimono fabric and glittery blue vinyl teardrop shaped studs mounted on a dakota rae dust branded card are held between a just visible thumb and forefinger.
Scissor snipped and stitched teardrop shape recycled fabric stud earrings.


Number 3 – Elongated scallop section studs

In my opinion, the most elegant of my earring offerings. Whether you’re after a reliable every day earring or searching for something more special you can’t go wrong with the emerald green glitter!  These light weight and easy to wear elongated earrings are available in an array of peacock inspired greens, blues and sparkly metallics. Each pair is vinyl printed and hand scissor snipped into shape.

Update – March 2024 – This style of stud earring has sadly now been discontinued.

Peacock inspired elongated stud earrings
Unusually shaped, elongated studs


Number 4 – Small circular studs

At a delicate 2cm x 2cm, these are the tiniest of my studs. These small circular earrings feature discs of fabric, vinyl printed and adorned with laser cut fabric ‘sequins’. Being mainly fabric these are so light weight you’ll forget you’re wearing them.

Small circular studs in neon pink, light blue and fluorescent green . . . time to hire a hand model? Excuse my fingers.

. . . . drum roll please  . . . in first place . . .

Number 5 – my all time favourites . . . Ornate and oversize stud earrings

The biggest and boldest of my laser cut studs, these ornate and oversize earrings measure 3cm x 3cm and consist of three tiers of laser cut components. A crinkle edged circular base with a vinyl printed pattern, topped with a smaller, round patterned disc and those same laser cut fabric ‘sequins’. The most eye grabbing option . . . and my personal favourites!

Minimal maintenance, Maximum jAZZ !

Laser cut fabric stud earrings
A young black woman with very short lilac hair is gazing into the camera. she is wearing a pair of large circular stud earrings and standing against a bright turquoise brick wall
Oversize stud earrings modelled by Cidella
dAKOTA rAE dUST Laser cut Jewellery


Learning to use a laser cutter over the last couple of years  has opened up lots of new possibilities for my jewellery making, and enabled me to begin experimenting with a neater and more finished looking construction style. Laser cut jewellery components are precise and perfectly sized, unlike my standard scissor snipped shapes, which means it has become possible to fabric back my studs, and while doing so embed the surgical steel stud backs between the front and back layers of each pair of colourful earrings. I’m really happy with this tidier look and more durable finish. You will notice this ‘backing’ technique in lots of my more recent laser cut jewellery designs.

Four images show the same pink fabric stud earring being turned on it's side to show the reverse side, backed with vintage fabric.
These laser cut and vinyl printed Oversize studs have been backed with vintage floral fabric


Three images of the side of a female face, a different pair of stud earrings is being modelled in each picture
With me for scale – Small, Floral and Oversize stud earrings by dakota rae dust

All three of these laser cut stud styles were originally launched back in October 2020, but will be refreshed regularly in new colour combinations. If you don’t spot your perfect pair straight away, do keep checking back. . . . or drop me a message and let me know what you’re waiting for. If i have fabric in your favourite shade I can always make something up.

Three pairs of oversize stud earrings held in a woman's hand against a white background. Each colourful, circular pairs of studs is displayed on a black and white patterned backing card, branded with the dakota rae dust logo.
Colourful oversize studs

All my stud earrings fasten with quality, hypoallergenic surgical steel posts and butterfly stud backs, making them an excellent choice for even sensitive earlobes. Many styles can be adapted to suit clip on fastenings. Drop me a message via my contact page OR socials to discuss a clip-on earring commission.

All levels of ‘commitment to colour’ are catered for in this selection of smaller, statement stud earrings – shop studs

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