So I have been slowly (oh, so slowly) decluttering our home.
And one of the first places I decluttered was a bookshelf in our living room which held, strangely:
-video game discs
As I worked my way through the crafting stuff, I discovered that I own quite a few supplies for beading.
I organized all the beading stuff, throwing away things I thought I'd never use, and trying to get the rest of it into a condition where it would be easy to use, if I ever got the urge to make myself some jewelry.
The thing is, I got the urge to make jewelry while I was organizing.
Here is the result:
These earrings are the product of:
1) A pair of terribly glitzy old costume earrings. I pulled the pearl-drop beads off of a matrix of faux diamonds and some sort of silvery metal. (I wish I'd gotten a picture before I pulled them apart! They were a very 90s concoction)
2) Basic craft supplies. In this case: gold earring wires and a couple of headpins.
The result is something simple and lovely. It didn't take much skill - I'm a knitter, not a jewelry-maker. But all I had to do was thread the headpins through the beads, and twist them so that they hung properly on the ear-wires (which I did not make, but bought).
And now you can all enjoy my non-existant selfie skills, and see what they look like on:
Sorry for the blur! Along with being a knitter, not a jeweler, I am a knitter and not a photographer!
Peace of Christ to you,