Sunday, December 19, 2010
Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments
These delicate snowflakes started with some plastic snowflakes and this bag of junk jewelry.
About a month ago, I scored this plastic bag of broken bits of junky vintage jewelry when I took quick jaunt through a local antique store. I love a find like this - I pick out and pull apart all kinds of bits to remix into new jewelry creations. There was a handful of old clip on earrings in the mix.
Flash forward to today - I had a package of plastic snowflakes that I had purchased at Michaels intended for a different project I had seen online. The snowflakes had a neon green glitter all over them, so I sprayed them with white paint and gave them a tasteful sprinkle of Martha Stewart glitter.
When I brought them into my "craft studio" and started playing around, I noticed the bag of jewelry. As I experimented, I discovered that the clip on earrings could simply clipped on through the holes in the snowflakes! Easiest! Ornament! Ever! I used a few dabs of hot glue in a couple spots, but the earrings can be easily removed to be reused in other projects - not that I will tempted to undo these beauties!
It felt amazingly good to do something pretty and clever again. I hope you enjoy them as much I have and find a bit of inspiration for yourself. SERIOUSLY - pull out your grandma's box of costume jewelry that you put aside because you'd never wear any of it. You may be surprised how pretty some of it might look in the center of a snowflake!