Crochet and Nail Polish Earrings

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It is so fun to use unexpected craft materials and I love the challenge to see if the idea that pops in my head will work.  I ran across an old doily when I cleaned out a drawer.

 

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I cut some of the doily off and soaked it with ModPodge on a silicone baking sheet.  After it was completely dry the sections were very stiff and easy to cut with some sharp scissors.

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My idea was to pair the doily with some classy pearl beads, however the pearl colors didn’t match!  Plan B was to color the doily pieces with three colors of fingernail polish inspired by the pink pearl beads.

 

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I already had the cute pink pearl theme beads so I used three colors of pastel pink fingernail polish and with two jump rings and earring findings they turned into a sassy set of earrings!

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Step One:  Use Mod Podge to stiffen the crochet material

Step Two:  After the crochet pieces are stiff and dry, cut into sections

Step Three:  Use and awl or needle to make a hole for a jump ring

Step Four: Fill an eye pin with two rondelle spacers and a pretty bead

Step Five:  Attach the eye pin to the jump ring on the crochet piece and the fish hook finding.

Have fun finding an old doily and make some cute earrings!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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