Friday, May 20, 2011
See that pretty earring there? Well it took no longer than 2 minutes to make and the results are amazing. I've been seeing various forms of this allover the internet and I knew I just had to try it out for myself when I found this small piece of purple Venetian lace. It wasn't even 4 inches long but it was so pretty I had to do something with it. So I made earrings!
What you need -
- A piece of lace trim that can be cut apart or lace appliques.
- Ear wires - I had some laying around from another project but you can buy all different types at Michaels, Joann's or A.C. Moore. You can also find vintage ones on Etsy or Artfire.
- Scissors to cut apart lace.
First choose a deign you would like to use from your lace trim. If you are using appliques, skip this step.
Next simply run the ear wire through to top of the lace...and in 2 minutes you have an awesome new pair of earrings. If you want to get fancy and use more complex ear wires with jump rings simply separate the ends of the ring and place the lace.
Using a lace applique was much easier. Simply run the wire through the top and you have a pair of great shoulder duster earrings. Writing this post took much longer than the project! This project is great for using those small pieces of lace in your stash but is also wonderful to get use out of that special vintage lace you may have. I also think it would be a nice way to add "something old" to your bridal ensemble by using lace from your mothers or grandmothers dress or veil.
The options are endless with this, you can add beads and all sorts of fun things to make this project your own. Most of all, have fun! (Oh god, I'm getting cheesy in my old age...)