Earrings by Imaginina

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My friend Imaginina stopped by the studio last week and I gave her the analogous color button challenge. She is very creative and has epic craft skills. I talked her into sharing her quick and easy project with us. Introducing....Imaginina!

Hello everyone, so glad to be here! This truly was a quick and easy pair of earrings. Even if you live under a rock and have never crafted before, you can handle this project. Give it a try.

You need:
  • 2 triangle shaped buttons
  • Glitter Sample Pack
  • white craft glue
  • 2 big jump rings (big enough to reach one of the button holes)
  • 2 fishhook earring findings
  • chain nose pliers
Make the earrings:
1. Choose your three analogous colors of glitter...see Sparkle's tutorial on that.
2. Squeeze the glue right from the bottle to cover approximately the bottom third of one triangle button. Shake one color of glitter to cover wet glue.
3. Repeat to cover center of button with another of your colors of glitter.
4. Repeat to cover top third of button with last glitter color. Set aside to dry.

Keep in mind that this is a craft not an arithmetic problem, just estimate the thirds as you are applying glitter.

5. Repeat for the other button.
6. Assemble the earring. Using pliers, twist the jump ring open far enough to put an open end through a button hole. String a fishhook finding on the open jump ring. Close the jump ring, getting the ends to touch. Repeat with other earring.

You could make a bunch of these at one sitting. Also think about seasonal earrings and make them in Christmas colors or red/white/blue. Dust off your creativity and forget the analogous color thing, just go for it.



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