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…

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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.

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  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,
    Tamara

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    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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