Hello Beautiful People!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I find jewelry, especially earrings, to be irritating. While they are cute, after about an hour of wearing them, my ears feels heavy and they are red. I have tried all kinds but they all are epic fails! Sometimes I just push through but that is not always possible. As a natural girl, large earrings work better for me, but as I mentioned above, they make my ears feel heavy. Because of this, I started making paper earrings. I will say up front, I am not a jewelry maker, but I have fun pretending!
Paper earrings are light and you can customize them to be like no other. In the past I have used my electronic cutter to cut different shapes, but this time, I used my Nestibilities. To give them a little strength and shimmer, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder on them. The embossing powder gives them a metal like look. I took some jewelry findings from my stash for the earrings and a ring blank for the ring. To stabilized them, I used glue specifically for jewelry. I do not recommend using a craft glue unless you only plan to wear your pieces once. Although Glossy Accents may work well. Also use a good quality cardstock. For mine, I used Stampin' Up cardstock. That stuff can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'! To really jazz them up, you could add bling! I was in a hurry and wanted to wear red accents (to go with my shoes) for a splash of color against the black and white outfit I was wearing so I KISS(ed).
I know they will not last forever, but I have managed to wear these pair a few times throughout the summer! However, this is a fun way to accessorize on the cheap! You can also use the same blanks, just use an extra jump ring and change them out as needed!
What do you think?