Monday, December 19, 2011

Eat Your Earrings! 33 New Pairs of Earrings

I was on a Earring marathon this weekend and wanted to make earrings for the girls in the family for Christmas gifts. While I was making theirs I had so many ideas I just kept going and going and ended up with 33 pairs of earrings and 2 angel pendants.
I love the Angel pendants the skirts are Vintage Bell Flower Beads that are the big ones. The colors are so awesome! A really pretty pale palace green, or minty green and a matte gold. Love those, can't find those anywhere. They are said to be from the 40's. 50's or 60's.

The earrings, all 33 pairs of them are silver and I used Swarovski Crystal butterflies and Czech beads with silver findings and some Swarovski Crystals.  

I have a nice palette of Turquoise, palace green, purples deep color, blues, greens, reds and pinks and Mauves, Hot Pinks. I have Angels, flowers and some really elegant simple styles.

Here is a kind of cool idea though I need to perfect it a bit, but I saved tissue boxes and cut them out the ones with patterns on them I liked. I cut them into rectangles and then put a punch in the cardboard of the tissue boxes and used them for earring holders.
It's nothing fancy, but it's a great way to recycle. I hate throwing out cute stuff, but I do so often because I don't want to be a pack rat, there is so much you can do with packaging. I saved several that would not take up much room by cutting them after use and then storing them flat with my craft paper.

What you need to create some recycled earring cards is a Kleenex boxes with a pretty pattern on them, some scissors, and a small hole punch, I used size 1/16" from Fiskars.
 I think it would be good to run the Kleenex box through a paper cutter for an exact shape. I didn't use one though.

Now I have to get the earrings and pendants added to my jewelry website ASAP, but it's almost Christmas, so it's a busy week.  That is minus the ones that are not being given to family.

  It's not uptown, but it's cute and I recycled. What do you call that upcycled perhaps?

In a way I think they are kind of Charming.

Here are the two very sweet Vintage Bell Flower Pendants that I spoke about at the beginning of this post. You cannot find these colors anywhere! They are probably made in the late 60's I am gathering at least the green one, because the green of the 70's was just awful, it was avocado green. 

This photo shows you the size of the angels. I used a Swarovski Crystal Gold Pearl on the gold one and a Czech bead at the bottom in gold with gold wings with a Vintage Gold Matte Large Bell Flower.  

For the green angel, I used a fresh water green pearl and silver pewter wings, the large green vintage bell flower and then a green palace Swarovski Crystal.


You can pop on this photo and it will make it larger. I will take better photos when I post them online soon. 

Customers of Mine, if you see something you like let me know, I can send you a paypal bill if you wish to purchase any of these before I get them online, that is minus the ones for Christmas Gifts. Or anyone interested. Thanks :)

I have figured out how to make professional earring cards using my silhouette cameo cutting machine. See this link.

Count Down till Christmas, 6 days away.
Merry Christmas!

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Have a wonderful day! ~Kat