Summer Paper Earrings
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Glue the turquoise rosettes onto the swirly shape, just as shown in photo above.
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.
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.
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.
Use your jewelry pliers to wrap the short end of the jewelry wire around the longer end.
Add the turquoise beads onto the wire.
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.
- Attach them to French hooks and you have a lovely pair of eco earrings for your outings this summer.