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« on: November 13, 2005 08:20:40 PM »

Sorry if the title was deceptive and you were expecting cute earrings with fortune cookies on them! Just "fortune earrings" sounded odd, at least to me.

What I really made were earrings out of the little fortunes that come inside the cookies. I saved all my little fortunes in my wallet, and I went on an earring making spree this weekend, so I picked two of my favorites to make into earrings:



Sorry for the big, grainy pictures. They look better in real life. I hope you can read them. My camera ate all the batteries, so I had to make do with a scanner. They're actually kind of big, but I'm looking forward to wearing them! Comments appreciated!

On a side note, one of my friends has this funny game you play with fortunes. Whenever someone reads one, she follows it up with "...in bed!" So the fortune, with her comment, might read: "You have come to success through failure... in bed!" or "You constantly struggle for self-improvement... in bed!", etc. It gets me every time.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2005 09:33:52 PM »

Those are really cute! Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2005 09:52:06 PM »

Did you coat/cover the forutnes with something to make them stiff?  They are WAY cute, and I must have a pair!

PS-->My friends and I do the "in bed" thing, too.  I still giggle every time Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005 04:23:17 PM »

Hee hee. We play the 'in bed' game too. I didn't realise it was so widespread. The earrings are cute too!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2005 05:36:01 PM »

Thanks for the comments you guys!  Grin

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Did you coat/cover the fortunes with something to make them stiff?  They are WAY cute, and I must have a pair!

I cut a piece of stiff cardstock the size of each slip of paper. I glued them together using modge podge, and then put on two coats of modge podge for sealer. They are actually really stiff, which is how I wanted them. Then I just made holes with a little awl/pokey tool thing, and added beads and earwires, and voila! They were really easy and fast to make, so I hope you guys make some with your favorite fortunes too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005 09:30:47 AM »

I bought the earring hooks last night, and I'm going to buy the fortune cookies today.  I must have a pair of these! 

What a brilliant idea xcrunnergirl!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2005 08:43:01 PM »

Oh, what a cute idea!  It would be fun to make a bunch of those and mix and match, since finding matching ones would be difficult!

On the 'in bed' game (we say 'naked and in bed') - the other day my bf got 'the best one ever' : "Before asking yourself if you're doing things right, ask yourself whether you're doing the right things."
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2005 04:00:16 PM »

haha we do the 'in bed' game but also 'in my pants' haha its hilarious. and yet very kinky  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2005 02:33:27 PM »

those are amazing
I have to make some right away
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Smiley Wink Grin

(p.s) Do you think I could maybe glue them to cardstock and cover them in clear nail polish or maybe clear packing tape?HuhHuh
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2005 04:40:46 PM »

I've made a couple pairs, and I didn't use cardstock at all.  I just covered both sides with contact paper, and I'm pleased with the stiffness.  *giggling, because I just thought about the "in bed" bit, and then I said "siffness"...someday I will grow up Wink*
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2005 05:03:25 PM »

lmao!! we do in the bed thing too!
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2005 01:18:25 PM »

that design is super cool

i made some fortune things like this a couple of years ago

1. put clear duct tape over the fortune, and joined each end together to make a loop join with other to make a bracelet or kept single loops and made earrings and rings.
2. Like 1 but join them all in long row to make a single bracelet
3. make 3 of 2 and then stitch them together to make large cuff.

plus you get to nibble of those sugar cookies while you make them
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2005 04:40:20 PM »

instaead of 'in bed' my friend and i used to add 'in the bathtub' after stuff.... the best laughs were the hymn titles at church.  Cheesy i hope we're not going to hell for that...
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2005 05:13:58 PM »

I do the "in bed" thing, too, but my husband looks at me like I'm 3.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2005 01:06:40 AM »

i've done a similar thing!  for about a year, i collected fortuenes, then strung them to make a belt.  it is actually now sewn onto what was once a boring purse strap.  the earrings are great!
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2006 06:05:24 PM »

we totally do the in bed thing too. Thinking of that, that would make an interesting t-shirt...photoshop up a fortune cookie message and add "IN BED!" under it in a swirly script.
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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2006 10:18:50 AM »

way cool earrings-I obsessively collect everyone's fortunes in case  I need to make something out of them.  I did magnets (glue to magnetic backing and cover with clear packing tape) but jewelry never occurred to me . . . till now!
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