One of my favorite holiday crafts were some gelli plated earrings. They were so easy to do, very inexpensive, and loved by all the recipients. I bought Shrinky Dink materials at Hobby Lobby and then gelli plated over one large sheet using acrylic paints. I then made assorted marks with paint, a cork, and the edge of a credit card. Finally, I cut them into assorted shapes, used a corner punch to round out each corner, and added a hole with a regular-sized hole punch.
I followed the directions on the Shrinky Dink package to bake and shrink each earring. I used a metal one-cup measuring to flatten each one down once it came out of the oven. To finish, I added a jump ring and earring hook to each, and paired the earrings up into matching sets.
Here’s Princess M modeling a rectangular pair. Now I have an incentive to get my ears pierced!
I made the cutest earrings with some extra yarn I had after knitting a scarf. Makes me wish I had pierced ears! They were easy to make, though the construction was rather convoluted. I first had to find an object that was the right size to wrap the yarn around. I settled on Dan the Man’s new battery charger. The charger is snuggled under the mess below. Read the rest of this entry
At our craft party a week or so ago, I brought this versatile craft for all to try. Using watercolor paper, craft paints, and toothpicks, we made necklaces, earrings, and ornaments. Below is one of the ornaments we made.