Hi, again, everybody! Wouldja look at these earrings?
My dear sweet friend - let's call her X - wears old fashioned curlers to bed. I know this because we were roommates during a recent Vegas weekend getaway. And these adorable thingies fell out of her make-up bag:
Ooh! I fell instantly in love! I asked if I could have some! I asked with several exclamation points! She thought I was weird! However, being a dear, sweet friend, she did say okay - but only if I promised never to reveal her curler-wearing shame. I would have said anything to get my hands on those curler pins, so I promised.
The tutorial goes like this...
1. Poke a hole in each curler pin. 2. Bend the pin around a pencil to give it as much or as little curve as you like. 3. Put a bead on a headpin and string them onto the pin.
4. Bend the headpin down against the back and trim. 5. Make a teeny loop to secure the bead.
Now just add an earring finding. On this pair, I simply strung them onto the curler pins, cinching tight until they got stuck:
You can also add a coil end finding, pinching it down with pliers.
And there ya go! Genuwine Olde Fashioned Curler Pin earrings.
So much fun to make, and I am happy with their curly, oddball charm. The beads are turquoise and denim lapis. I like how they go with the creamy, vintage-looking plastic. What do you guys think?
Thank you for the pins, my dear, sweet X! Aren't you proud of me? I totally didn't say a word.