Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Butterfly earrings bring Spring to mind

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.


  1. Cute, cute, cute !

    I have a few pieces of jewelry I made myself a few years back that I wear all the time ! I haven't made much lately since I have been painting and journaling more. So much arty fun, so little time. Plus I have a new sistahhood to start creating for ! ;)

  2. I think they are sooo coool! And I love your hair :)

  3. Such cute earrings and I love the hair too :0)

  4. See the power of positive thoughts within you.

  5. They are just too cute Brandy.. love them.. you did a great job on them.. I love your hair too ..

  6. Very cool and lovely!



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