Earring love

What can be sadder than a single broken earring? I seem to have a few lying around that I couldn’t quite bring myself to throw away. But guess what, they’ve just been given a new purpose!
I found this glass light fitting in a junk shop in Obs the other day. At R20 I thought I’d got a bargain, but it turns out to be cracked. (Clearly it’s found the right owner.) I didn’t really know what to do with it but I cleaned it and left it prominently on the kitchen counter so that I would be ready to do something with it when inspiration struck. That just happened. And now, it’s an earring chandelier!


I put it together with the help of my glue gun, some wire and some thin gold cord, then banged a nail into the wooden door frame of my lounge to hang it on.  Getting a light bulb inside it is a bit beyond me right now, but I like it purely for decoration. Plus, it’ll be just the thing that everyone cracks their head on when they come in the front door.

To be continued…


11 thoughts on “Earring love

  1. Mary Berry

    I love it – infact I couls probably keep you in business with all my single earrings – just cant throw them out – just in case the other one turns up you know.

  2. tgonzales

    Oh my gosh Jill! You are such an inspiration and what a wonderful idea. I can’t seem to throw those single earrings away either. I’m about to the point of wearing one in each ear. Just because I can. ;) Know what I love about you most? It’s your humor!

    Have a great weekend,

    1. Nice piece of work

      One in each ear is great – I’ve seen it done occasionally, looks arty-crafty eccentric glam! I have three holes in one ear and two in the other, so I’m kicking myself now for not thinking of that myself – I could have got almost a whole “chandelier”-full clashing around my head. :-)


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