Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

These delicate snowflakes started with some plastic snowflakes and this bag of junk jewelry.

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

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.

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

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.

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

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!


Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

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!

Vintage Earring Snowflake Ornaments

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4 comments:

Renée said...

Karen, these are so beautiful! Your creativity is inspiring. Snowflakes are one of my absolute favorite decorations! I'll have to show you my collection sometime :).

Cate said...

Hi Karen, enjoying your posts. In my area of Washington, DC, it has become harder to find vintage goodies to refashion at reasonable prices, so if you ever want to sell parts of your stash, please let me know. I am taking the summer off blogging but you can always reach me at

www.catefneely.wordpress.com

I look forward to reading your posts!

Clever Karen said...

Hi,Kate. I agree, it is a real hunt to find vintage bits and pieces. My stash is pretty small, so nothing there really to sell. I enjoyed looking at your blog and seeing how you have been refashioning your jewelry!

antArtiste said...

Beautiful snowflakes... for clever xmas presents... thanks Karen.

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