In this episode of Creative Life TV, Host Linda Peterson shows you how to create safari themed earrings from Duct Tape and other materials you might normally throw away.
The possibilities are endless with the variety of Duct Tape® patterns and colors available. Linda Peterson, host of Creative Life TV shows you how to create fashion “rock star” earrings inspired by guitar picks. Add a words or other icons, sprinkle with a little glitter and you’re good to go! PS – your TWEENS are gonna love this! Materials: Duct tape (zebra print and silver) Plastic container such as from a peanut butter jar or cup Non-stick scissors Puffy Paint (we used neon pink) Glitter Glue silver Hole punch (1/16”) Earring wire Jump ring Create a guitar pick template on a piece of paper. (a triangle shape with rounded corners) 1. Apply duct tape to outside of jar. Cut out and apply to back side 2. Cut shape from template 3. Apply glitter glue and let dry. Punch hole for earring wire 4. Add any extra lettering or paint as desired and let dry. Attach earring wire.
Polka Dot Feather Earrings – How to make a droplet danglies
Look around, feathers are fashionable and trendy. In this step by step tutorial, Linda Peterson will show you how to make feather earrings using guinea feathers, chain and teardrop beads. Materials: Guinea feathers – any color (we purchased a hair clip with lots of feathers) Chain in length of choice Earring wire Jump rings Black tear drop beads in size of choice 24 gauge Artistic Wire in non-tarnish silver Jewelry Pliers Round Nose pliers Jewelry wire cutters
- Remove feather(s) from chain. If using purchased feathers, attach a fold over crimp bead to the attach the feather
Slide a length of wire thru the whole on the teardrop bead Bend ends of wire upwards. Hold the jewelry pliers where the bead and wire meet. Twist wire. Place the round nose pliers at the base of the wire. Wrap ends around wire to form a loop. Finish by wrapping wire around the base to secure and trip excess wire. Attach feathers, chain and beaded dangle together with a jump ring. Attach ensemble to earring wire.
I took inspiration from my Mother’s old broken bits and pieces of broken jewelry to embellish a basket I made from chicken wire!.
In this FREE project tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a basket from chicken wire. These make great gift baskets and organizers too!! Oh and don’t forget the spray paint
Hardware Store Chicken Wire Baskets
by Linda Peterson
*Caution*: The chicken wire can get a little naughty and cause cuts, so be careful when cutting and wrapping the wire. Use protective gloves to be safe.
Wrap the end of the wire around the center to secure loops and create a handle. Add additional wire if needed to finish.
OPTIONAL spray with desired color of spray paint. Allow to dry. You can distress some of the paint away as we did with a little bit of sandpaper to give an aged vintage look.
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