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thequeenjane
« on: February 15, 2005 11:46:36 PM »

So anyways, last year I was in the hardware store with my dad, and as usual I was wandering around the aisles looking for any weird stuff I could find that could possibly have other uses...When I came to the washers.  For some strange reason I love washers!  Strange.  Anyways, I was reminded of some earrings that I had seen on the GirlShop website that I had really liked.  So as a true craftster, I decided to make them myslef.  And for about 150$ cheaper!

So here they are.  I call them my disco earrings...



I bought six washers and then asked my dad to drill the holes in them for me.  (I can just see it, if I tried drilling through metal myself.....let's just say it would be ugly and the drill would kick my butt!).  Then I just used jump rings to attach them together.

I absolutely love these things!  The only problem is that they are EXTREMELY heavy.  It took some practice wearing them before I could actually go out with them.  (Think of them like a new pair of heels you have to break in before you wear them...)  I can wear them out for an evening, but definitely not an everyday earring. 

...Just thought I would share.  Hope you like!
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stitchedprincess
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2005 12:04:03 AM »

Those are so pretty! I would wear them in a minute. They look great!  Grin
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thequeenjane
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2005 12:14:56 AM »

Thank you!

This is the first project of mine that I've posted, so you know how that's always a little nerve-racking...
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2005 12:22:36 AM »

I love shopping for jewelry and craft supplies at the hardware store. Those are fab! I'd wear them!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2005 08:12:25 AM »

those are really cool! i'd love a washer bracelet..hmm
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2005 09:38:02 AM »

Awesome Smiley
Man, imagine the size of your earlobes when you get older, wearing stuff like that *grins*
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2005 12:24:10 PM »

Well, it's not like I wear them very often...LOL

I am actually in the process of making a matching neckalace and bracelet.  I'm just waiting for my dad to have time to drill the washers.  At least these will be more wearable...
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2005 05:27:10 AM »

A bracelet would be brilliant, I like those earings...eventhoug ht they are heavy...

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great work...
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exousia
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2005 08:16:25 AM »

Kudos to your creativity =) It always makes me excited to see other ladies using crazy stuff for earrings heh.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2007 06:38:30 PM »

holy crap!! isnt that really heavy!!?? damnnn i wanted to make some washer earrings but my teacher told me it's be too heavy!
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