Sunday, June 20, 2010

Earring loop display

Bouquets of flowers come wonderfully wrapped in beautiful (recycled) paper or in nets and I don't have the heart to throw them away so I keep them for the kids (or me) to use in some of their projects. This time I found a great way to reuse such pieces by making an earring display loop.

This is what I did. First I chose the paper I wanted to work with. I chose a netted roll of paper which is sturdy and strong, a fragile looking, light peach paper that proved to be easily tearable and an embroidery loop.

I marked the net and cut out a circle...

... and tried it to see what it looks like.
The netted paper was sturdy enough to resist the stress of the load but since its color was too purple for my taste so I covered it with the lighter paper.

I cut off the excess and glued it all around.

And the earring display was ready.

This is a nice way to reduce the clutter in the jewelery box.

My all time favourite pair! My dad gave my mom these at their engagement.
They were cuffs. Now they live the life of earrings :)
Aren't they amazing?!


ByNightCreations said...

this is such a lovely idea! and those earings are indeed magnifiques!

Lily said...

How gorgeous! You have amazing earrings, especially the pair your dad gave your mum. Soooo lovely.

Jodi Wade said...

What a great idea. Such a pretty way to display earrings.

Laura Chiriţă said...

Brilliant idea! I have tons of earings and I keep all of them in a box,buut now I know what to do with them!

PS. I love your blog,you can check mine too,and I will love to put your blog in my blogroll,if that's ok with you,and surelly I would love if you to the same:).

Hugs from Romania!

Cristina said...

Good idea!
You can also do an earring display like this with a picture frame!


The Beading Gem said...

Really clever use of an embroidery hoop. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I have linked here :

creativejewishmom/sara said...

very nice Maya! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday, Great to see you!