Make One-of-a-Kind Earrings from Paper and Paint!

comments (9) November 6th, 2008     

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susanstars Susan Beal, contributor
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Jennifer made these striking earrings out of paper and paint!

Jennifer made these striking earrings out of paper and paint!

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Perkins

I'm a big fan of extra-talented crafter Jennifer Perkins -- she contributed a beautiful bracelet project to my book Bead Simple, I love my pieces from her jewelry line, and her new book, The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry, is awesome. (Look for a review and giveaway right here later this month!) Her daily blog is a super fun read too and this week she posted a great jewelry tutorial: how to turn a original painted collage into a fantastic pair of earrings!

Jennifer hosted her friend, artist Traci Bautista, for an Austin craftathon and they created some amazing mixed media pieces. Jennifer says, "I collaged, stamped, heat pressed, hammered and more. Using my usual jewelry findings, what was once a piece of paper with purple paint drizzled on it was transformed into a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings." Wow!

posted in: earrings, paper, paint, collage, jennifer perkins, mixed media, traci bautista

Comments (9)

Nodan writes: I like the inspiration and colors. Are the patterns of the earrings are painted by you? It's beautiful. I want to is your earring made with two pieces of circle paper or just one?
Posted: 3:11 am on January 31st
aaron2william writes: A glow earrings are the wearable glow products worn onto the ear lobe.Light up the night or light up the party with our colored glow sticks, glow necklaces etc - even glow earrings.
click here to know more http://www.glow-sticks.org/Glow-Hoop-Earrings-Clip-On.html



Posted: 5:09 am on March 27th
aaron2william writes: A glow earrings are the wearable glow products worn onto the ear lobe.Light up the night or light up the party with our colored glow sticks, glow necklaces etc - even glow earrings


Posted: 5:07 am on March 27th
Erinzp writes: going to have to give these a try!
Posted: 4:04 pm on January 13th
eveh writes: Thanks for the tute Susan. I've never made a pair of earrings before, but these are so pretty, I have to give them a try. I think I will make a necklace. I dont wear earrings, calls attention to my big ear lobes. LOL
Posted: 2:14 pm on January 10th
bluebutterfly writes: like it...thanks :)
Posted: 10:50 am on November 19th
susanstars writes: Bonnie, you can check out Jennifer's tutorial here:

http://naughtysecretaryclub.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-paper-with-purple-paint-to-one-of.html

She includes lots of tips and photos for making your own version!
Posted: 3:04 pm on November 10th
Hugs writes: Those earrings are very pretty and uniqe. How do we make them? Bonnie Cochran
Posted: 5:03 pm on November 9th
pinsandneedles writes: Those earrings are gorgeous!!
Posted: 10:51 pm on November 6th
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