Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Pretty Paper Earrings

Howdy All,

These earrings came about from a happy accident. So as you know I jumped on board the washer pendant bandwagon and am now totally in love with them. Well I I knocked one off from a high shelf and it caught on the side of a wooden box and became loose.

I carefully peeled it off, trying to save the washer to reuse (because saving 38 cents is a must) and it came off perfectly , almost like it had been used as a mold and was left with this.

So I stared at it for a while and thought hmmm, I think I could make something with this so I punched a couple of holes in them added a jump ring and the earring finding.

Well what do you know, matching earrings to my washer necklace.

I tried to get a picture of myself wearing them at 10 pm, hot tired and a mess - why??? Then I discover a pimple...of course! I did it anyway because you have to see how lightly these hang from your ears - I should have had Elizabeth model. 

Make no mistake, I see more of these in my future. 

DIY Delight or Disaster? Well finally something good comes from being a big old klutz - Delight!

Let me know you have any happy accident crafting stories??

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


  1. I do like happy accidents ;)

    Such a fab idea, another for me to pinch thanks!! Hee hee!

    Have a great day hun xx

  2. Your earrings look really cute on! Great picture by the way. My ears are so tired looking. I have created a huge wrinkle fold from where my earrings have hung all these years. Once my doctor thought I had "ripped" my ear lobe and wanted to "repair" the spot. Ha!

  3. Ha! How funny that it all resulted as a happy accident. They look great...and so do your pretty blue eyes. Another delight :)

  4. Cute! I love them, they seem like happy earrings.

  5. Those are fabulous Mel! I love it when things work out like that.

  6. That accident is a DIY delight! Those are really showy earrings and you can match them so well with outfits.

  7. I love your accidental paper earrings, Mel! They are adorable! I can't wait to see more! Pinning!

  8. Ooh - cool!!! And you can make all different sizes too!!! And mostly a free project as you have all the components on hand anyway - love it! And my friend we need to see more of you!!!

  9. Well that was a very lucky accident! I would wear bigger earrings if they weren't so heavy, so maybe you've found the solution! And...most of my crafts are happy accidents because the almost never start end up the way I planned!

  10. I love that happy accident and those earrings are perfect.. YOU do have a good eye... HUGS and blessings, ....................Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

  11. i think these turned out so cute! I also love the picture of you modeling.

  12. These are really awesome. I paid way more than 39 cents for a pair of earrings that were similar looking to these. Great job.

  13. Cool, they look great!

  14. DELIGHT!! They are awesome!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)

  15. I MUST know - how exactly did you punch the hole in the washer...walk me through it!! I, too, am in love with the whole washer/jewelry thing! LOVING this idea, missy! How, oh how, did you do it??!!

    1. Yay, they're awesome first you need the thinnest washers available then I used this tool http://www.amazon.com/Euro-Metal-Punch-Pliers-1-8mm/dp/B003JD9VX2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369123681&sr=8-3&keywords=Euro+tool+hole+punch it's great but for washers you really need to press hard to make the holes. It's used for bottle caps and won't go through thick washers but once you do it you'll be hooked :) Mel xo


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