Making Memories & Earrings

Posted: 12/29/2010 in accomplishments, Crafts, Creativity, Daily Happenings, Elisa, Family, Good Times, Happiness, Memories, Talents

 

Waiting for instructions

Looking for the right bead

Final Product

 

Last year my friend Elisa taught me how to make earrings, it actually isn’t too bad if you can get past that each set and each earring will have its own character to them and they will NOT be perfect. On the other hand, you can make earrings just how you like them and nobody else will have the same earrings as you.

I haven’t made any in a while but have thought about it on and off. My sister and her family were coming to Utah for Christmas this year and so I had the idea that it would be a fun activity for those who have pierced ears and to also have them be presents. I enjoyed seeing the creativity that each person had and what they were able to come up with on their own.

Aly and I were able to make some to send home for my mom and other sister. I have never had anywhere “safe” to put my earrings and so I decided to make a display for them. I went to Lowe’s and got some chicken wire or gardening wire along with a can of textured spray paint. I took a frame that I had from home and sanded it just to rough up the wood. I spray painted it with 2 layers and let it fully dry, then I cut a piece of the wire to fit the internal part of the frame; basically the size of what the glass was. I then put the wire inside the frame and put in the cardboard for the backing. I hung it up in my bathroom along with the earrings and TADA, I have a place to display all my earrings. The top half is for me and the bottom is for Aly until I get hers made.

Thanks Elisa for teaching me how to make earrings.

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Comments
  1. Elisa says:

    What a good idea I really need to make me one of those for our bathroom. I was looking for a jewelry box for Calli to put all of her “ringring’s” in. Now it looks like I’m off to the store to make something much, much cuter. It also looks like you had a great time with the girls. Let us know when you have time to get together. Calli has little gifts for you and Aly.

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