First, a pair of paper bead earrings painted with blue nail polish, and wrapped with silver wire.
I'm wearing them today; they match the blue shirt I have on. They are so nice and lightweight. I think I can do better with the color on these - first of all, I didn't let them dry 100% before wrapping the wire, and that caused the somewhat gooey nail polish I used on them to get blemished. So, next time, wait until they are TOTALLY DRY. Second, they should be embossed with clear ink and powder. That will give them a properly glass-like look. I did two purple ones today, but the second purple one didn't come out quite right. Still, the first one looks exactly like a glass bead. Will get some pictures of the purple later.
Now then...a pair of faux pewter earrings wrapped in silver wire.
Then I have this...curly faux pewter earrings.
These were cardboard tubes cut down to size, then I drizzled hot glue on one side and let it dry. I then painted the whole thing black, then grey, then silver nail polish. I left one side black, so the black would show through the lighter silver and grey in the front.
I also made these.
This is fabric glued to the back of clear plastic circles cut from a 2 liter Coke bottle. I added the black and clear beads and ear wires. I also sealed the back of the fabric with clear nail polish, in the hopes that this would stop any fabric coming unraveled. I think I'm most pleased with these, and I have lots of scrap fabric to make more.
I put this together today also.
Fun with paper beads again! These were made with scrapbook paper, so I didn't have to paint them. I simply embossed them.
Here's another paper bead bracelet I made.
With these, I simply took red craft paper and added black highlights randomly (sort of) and then wrapped the bead - and this is what I got.
I also had some fun with a pretty soda can!
I was able to get two pairs of earrings from one soda can (that would be the pink & blue disk at the bottom of the earrings). On the ones seen on the left, I added random dashes of silver glitter nail polish.
Then there's this.
And there we have it. FUN with jewelry!