Yesterday I posted a link to Melanie Muenchinger's blog where she had made some cool earrings using page pebbles. I just had to try it and it worked for the final challenge for Cornish Heritage Farm's backgrounder blitz. Instead of using designer paper, I stamped a background and punched some circles from it. Thinking that if the circles of card stock were smaller than the page pebbles, then the adhesive along the edges would stick together, I used a 5/8" punch and 3/4" page pebbles. As it turned out, all it did was leave a gap between the page pebbles. So a little improvising was in order. I took a scrap of copper cord (retired SU) and wrapped it around inside the gap and then filled in the extra space with crystal effects. Worked perfectly. Then I pierced a hole in each piece and threaded a French hook (the part that normally goes through your ear) through the hole and twisted it around to close it. Since I like really long dangling earrings, I added a couple of beads on wire in the middle and then another French hook at the top. So easy and unlimited possibilities.
stamps: geometric flowers II (CHF)
ink: burnt sienna & rose coral chalk ink (Colorbox)
paper: very vanilla
other: copper cord, page pebbles, crystal effects, beads, jewelry findings
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