|My floss stash - so many memories! (It is in a pipette tip container that I saved from the trash at work, talk about upcycling!)|
I made these to match my outfit for Aria's first birthday party. I love that they use the floss that I had as a kid. It makes it have more meaning to me than just a pair of earrings. Plus I had the paperclips, gold hook part (I have sensitive ears), and two findings on hand. Free = Awesome. I also used scrapbook metal finding glue which dried clear. I'll let the pictures speak to how easy it was to make.
Behold! The awesomeness that is 15 minute earrings:
|Step 1: Open paperclip and glue ends together. Step 2: Wrap with string, gluing the ends with clear glue.|
|Step 3: Wrap a pattern around the earring. I added glue in a few key places to make sure the strings stayed put when a 1-year-old terrorizes them later.|
|Step 4: Add earring hooks. I attached mine with findings since they didn't open by themselves at the bottom.|
|My inspiration piece from Evie S.|
I can totally see stringing a few beads here and there, two-toned with a different "nest" string and an outer string or different designs. Maybe a black/grey web for Halloween and put a little button spider on it or make a solid pattern to make it look like a candy corn? Or a green one to look like a Christmas tree with some "ornaments" for December? The possibilities are endless!
What do you think? What type will you create?