I haven't made any a lot of jewelry in awhile. I'll make some stamped metal jewelry when the mood strikes, but I haven't gone in depth with beading or wire work in years. I used to do it all the time and even taught it at two local bead stores. I think I got a little burned out and a lot distracted by other art possibilities.
Now that I have my pixie hair, earrings are much more fun to wear. I have a pair of nice chandelier style earrings that I bought and love because they are very lightweight and dont hurt to wear. I was trying to figure out how I could make something really cool and a bit unusual. I went to the craft store and they had these findings on sale for just 50 cents. I knew I had to get them.
I looked around my stash of crafty goods and found these
I poked a hole through the butterfly, used some thin beading wire to make sparkly beaded dangles from the 8 posts of each earring. That's pretty much all it was. I did some quick wirewrapping to attach everything. I added an extra butterfly on the long part of the finding just to make it a little bit prettier and now I have some extra cute one of a kind earrings to wear! They're light and dont pull on my earlobes so I'm hoping that I enjoy wearing them.
Pretty quick and easy and very inexpensive considering the clearance cost of the finding and using stash I already had for everything else. So, what do you think? I've got my mind spinning on what to do for another pair so we'll see what happens.