I love lace. Madonna obviously had an effect on me while I was growing up, haha. After all, I wouldn't consider anything except lace for my wedding gown last year. Still, I can't believe how trendy it is at the moment. You see it on just about everything and you're about to see it on something new -- earrings!
I am venturing into the wild world of jewelry making and I'm beginning to learn that it's only as difficult as you make it... and these earrings? Pfft. Not difficult at all.
What you'll need:
Lace trim in a pattern that you like
2 jump rings
2 fish hook earrings
Fabric Stiffener: 1 tablespoon Elmer's glue & 1 tablespoon water
1. Cut your desired length of lace (mine is about 2.5 inches long -- I just followed the pattern)
2. Mix your glue and water in a dixie cup until smooth and the consistency of milk
3. Dip lace into the mixture and move it around until it's completely saturated
5. Lay it flat to dry and remove the needle when the lace is completely stiffened
6. Thread an opened jump ring into the hole left by the needle
7. Attach the earring hook to the jump ring and close the jump ring completely
That's it! Now step back and admire your handiwork. Love them? I bet you do.
They are so feminine and airy. They look incredibly delicate but due to the stiffener, they hold their shape perfectly and won't just twist up in your hair.
They can dress up even the most casual of outfits... I'm wearing a basic white tank and preppy shorts and they look fabulous with the ensemble.
On display with some of my other favorite earrings. Aren't those little blue birds from Target just darling? Or maybe you're admiring my pretty little bees from J.Crew? And of course my Anthro Callias Knock-offs are a show stopper as well!
Like my earring display? It's just burlap and lace wrapped around foam board and inserted in a frame... I feel another tutorial coming!
If you like these earrings, you should check out my Cut Lace Carryall, too!
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