Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Electric Company Earrings

That's what Olea calls these earrings.

We had a bunch of these star sunglasses from some activity a few years ago.
I found the lenses popped out by Zurich on Olea's bedroom floor and they were
falling into the trash can when I had an idea. So I pulled them out and took them down
to the studio. These are the tools and supplies I thought I would use.
I didn't end up using the round nose pliers.

It's totally easy.
Pop out lenses.
The second pair of glasses had much thinner lenses than the first pair, they both came from the same place and were the same brand, as far as I know. Party Land.
The thicker lenses are better I think, so if you have a choice...
Use 1/8th inch hole puncher to punch hole in plastic lens.
Open ring. I think these are almost a quarter inch rings. If you don't know anything about jewelry making and opening rings... open them up and down not apart.
Thread both the lens and the ear wire on the ring and close it. Down and up (not together)
The lens has a curve to it. Make sure when you are adding them to the ear wire that the curve faces the right direction for each ear. I wanted the center out and the star points cupping the side of my head, if that makes sense. So I guess there is a right and left earring in this pair. It's worth reopening the ring and fixing if you don't get it right the first time.

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It's cute just like that but I decided to add a little bling with Sawarovski crystals I had on hand for Tatties.
There you have it friends. Dress it up any way you like.
I'm a Creative Cat.
And found Fabulous for Less.
Decor Mamma
And I did it myself:


  1. I LOVE this! What a great idea!

  2. This is so clever! I love a good reuse project!

    Thanks for joining the party! Come back next Friday!

  3. Well knock my socks off. I love it. I am going to have to recheck my trash and see if there is anything I might need. Thanks for the inspiration.

    CHa Cha

  4. That is a great idea! I never woulda thought of it but they look so fun!

  5. What a perfect idea. Whenever I get those sunglasses the lenses always pop out in less than a minute. I would never have guessed by looking at the picture that that's what you did! Very cool!!