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Summer Paper Earrings

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These Summer Paper Earrings from Maria Chatzi are great for any time of year.  They are lightweight and can add color and fun to any outfit.  If you are looking for earring design ideas, make these paper earrings today.

summer paper earrings

Materials:

  • 2 white twisted handles from a paper bag
  • 2 yellow paper flowers
  • 2 turquoise round beads
  • Jewelry pliers (round)
  • 2 pieces of silver or (silver colored) jewelry wire, 2.4 inches long each
  • 2 strips of turquoise (or any other blue) paper tissue
  • 2 small flower cutouts from a white lace ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Glue

 

Instructions:

  1. Twist your strips of turquoise (or other blue) tissue paper tightly and make one rosette with each paper strip. Use a little glue to secure both ends of your rosettes. Hold each rosette you craft for 2 or 3 minutes with your fingers, till the glue hardens.  Then put these rosettes aside for a while.
     
  2. Take the white twisted  handles from the paper bag and make a rosette with each one of them (just like you did with the turquoise tissue paper) but DO NOT USE  ANY GLUE this time. Hold each white rosette you make for 2 or 3 minutes with your fingers and then let go. The paper bag handles should spring bach out into the swirly shape you see in the photo.

    paper earrings
     
  3. Glue the turquoise rosettes onto the swirly shape, just as shown in photo above.
     
  4. After that, take the outer free ends of the white handles and glue them onto the side of the swirl that’s just opposite them - hold them firmly with your fingers till the glue has dried. You should’ve made a closed swirl (like a hoop) now.
     
  5. Continue by gluing the yellow paper flowers on the swirly hoop.  Then  glue the small white lacy flower cutouts onto the yellow paper flowers. This photo shows what the front and the back side of your earrings should look like, at this point of your project.

    paper earrings
     
  6. Take one of your jewelry wire pieces, measure 1/3 of its length and bend it at that point, making a hook. Pass the top of your swirly hoop through this wire hook. Repeat this process for the second hoop.

    paper earrings
  1. Use your jewelry pliers to wrap the short end of the jewelry wire around the longer end.
     
  2. Add the turquoise beads onto the wire.
     
  3. Make a loop with your jewelry pliers and wrap the free wire end around the part of the wire between the loop you’ve just made and the bead. Repeat the process for the second earring.

    paper earrings
     
  4. Attach them to French hooks and you have a lovely pair of eco earrings for your outings this summer.

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What an incredibly cute idea. I've not seen handled paper bags for some time, but it seems you can buy twisted paper at the craft store. I could make these in every color! And, since we have summer all the time, I could wear them all the time. What fun!

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