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« on: May 03, 2006 01:09:34 AM »

I've just started wearing earrings again and just can't seem to get enough of them!
So I raided my bead box and came up with these (sorry the pics are so huge!)

I've had these faeries for ages, not knowing what to do with them, when one day I thought they would look cute as a pair of earrings. The beads are from an old necklace I had when I was a kid.
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZypTYsC6RVfoSiw1Ah1_sgGk0zaxbpgrnwClwQjbfFUl5P6om3oUHUfJyts2Hq2B8HYyN8Mmh6ulI3uNpnuARGmoZ39XWLca_OXxtFQGsSR51TIJA66tuWNh

I had this anklet that looked much better as a bracelet, so I used some of the beads, copper charms and links I removed to make these earrings, and now I have a matching bracelet and earrings set!
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyoJF1G9ef7pR-0E67RDsToeMK83nG6Ce4XF6eeXqL38ejhVNQnwMbrnwOMyhBm1HDcypO2hgG5qXLQh_o1d8Z_x33ZsK8qM92als4qSDOmiTONzCloxXqv7

I can't take the credit for making these ones - they were actually keyrings that I had my eye on. When they went on sale for $1 (down from $10) and there were only two keyrings left, I knew I had to make earrings out of them! They're a little bit heavy and quite long, but they're pretty awesome!
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyoNuG0PUCGZdAOjHc7UGBPIM4OtF-J2JdZp5iHMIIL_dEy2e34a7VGyjSNPl8zxVPZMl5A7lGNll0aCSsgfIXOSnpfTp_nkb17CffKHya_1hAXqpbm1bYOb

I found both the blue and peach cameos at a thrift store. They were already earrings, but I decided to add all the beads and chains to make them a little more interesting.
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyp7Xxn7vP1MTtHAX5YLg64Bj8vpZbag3Iv6Be-PYlbgTDbIbuyKCzIV9Zh6Lr3euscGNqOKyQ8ZtiSLuMAHcDYBLzq5bPfPLkxl5Dw-Qi5-rBhm8tmp4dTt

http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqPGP4PNU6YDqyDp0RkYjqD9MOMPAQavr9WE3fVWqWvDvvulFr5dze0HWTGICIdKf6dc1SfqyTanYrgZySh6rhGT4m6xYomeUZEfeZM84UK_sua2pZ5KuS7

I reconstructed these from an old pair of earrings (hence, the rusty bits!). The beads and chains were arranged in this stiff triangular shape. I added some extra chains, moved some beads around and made them more dangly.
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqvVyFXWzIbu8O3w2Sh34kA37OsjqA81Pb-Wt4DLCSjoZtV-9Lp76fGnXCbn-ZdQjitB-3Eems874V5PwFGZkUIo3U2LWVFxwr8HujJGtc4yFQ07OJbhMEb

I found these cute hairties at a thrift store that had leaves and lots of different coloured balls in bunches and knew I had to make cherries out of them!
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyr44gGDubTZK8QII1C08LLde7yJAJ-wnxQnCx_x0NFwyFB9Xlj8U7GCI9IE80Zou20Vyf-RBmkXRgQNJbqhEW1VIKbZs1-qMhQsTiKs8tDMNH5LtNdTTXQi

I saw some earrings similar to these at a shop that I really wanted, but decided I could easily make my own ones.
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqe90rcLYnlTpxOPhRP8ZagThRA-naVrZn5-j-xzOgGBHfTR8-VmoGgMv0wgbWtSrVHPdH62RwaqAW5SZ57nhFcXr55JyPe2otY4Wo_XVl04iwmgC8vOEs5

My earring holder is running out of space, but I can't wait to make some more... Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006 01:30:48 AM »

They're all great! I loooooove the cherries, so cute.
I don't have piercings, but as my need for stitchholders increases I've been thinking about making some earrings, and now I'm really inspired  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006 04:37:07 AM »

you know what you have to do when you start makign too many pretty earrings?  Swap!! Smiley 

Those pink and gold cameos are my favorite! Although all of them are gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006 12:07:28 PM »

i love all of them
very nice!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006 03:14:45 PM »

I have the same fairies, but in silver!  I love love love your earrings!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006 04:55:36 PM »

very pretty! Smiley i like the faerie ones!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006 05:18:01 PM »

Wow! Your earrings are so elegant, cool, funky and all! I'd love to wear them...are they heavy?
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006 08:03:35 PM »

you know what you have to do when you start makign too many pretty earrings?  Swap!! Smiley 

Yeah I know! I'm definately going to join the next earring swap!!

are they heavy?

No, most of them are fine, except the long blue ones that used to be keyrings are pretty heavy and the re-constructed earrings with the blue and green beads are a little but heavy, but they're not too bad. I probably wouldn't wear those ones for a whole day, but they're fine for a good few hours.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006 10:05:33 PM »

wow those are really cute.  i especially like the green ones (green is my new fav. colour!) and the cherries - so cute!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006 12:27:22 AM »

Wow! You do great work. I would buy these in a second! Also, I really loved the little story that you told with each one. I can't believe you found those cameos... what a find! Wonderful job!
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