Thursday, September 8, 2011

diy part 3: lace earrings

hello! today is the final wrap of my 3 part diy project! i didn't have much lace left over so i had to think of something small to make with what i had left. i have always wanted lace earrings but just have never gotten around to buying a pair so today i am here to who you how to make a cute pair of retro inspired lace earrings with a little pop of color!

here is what you need:

1. scrap of fabric, just enough to make 4 small circles
2. lace scraps
3. earring hoops
4. hoops
6. needle & thread
7. a knitting needle (not pictured)

step 1.
fold your scrap fabric in half and place lace on top. two circles that are about 1/4 inch larger then your lace. cut out and pin

 step 2.
 sew a 1/4 seam, leaving a 1 inch gap at the top.

step 3 &4
turn circle inside out. this is where the knitting needle comes in handy. use the needle to make sure that the fabric is fully inside out.

step 5
next iron, to make your little circle pouch flat and pretty :D

 step 6&7
fold the top of the pouch inside and sew top closed. hide or cut any exposed thread. then sew on your lace flower (sorry i didn't take a picture of this!) then open up one of your hoops and poke a hole through the fabric and lace, i used a embroidery needle to make a bigger hole for the hoop to fit through.
the earring hoops i use don't require anything just to slip the hoop onto the hook part and you are done!

these will look perfect with my mustard colored dress!!

tomorrow is my first sew september update, yahooo!!! also check out an interview i did over at kate's irrelevant! thanks lady for the interview, it was so much fun! EDITORS NOTE: fyi i did a horrible job editing and somethings didn't come out right, eek! hehe like, i dont have a rhyme somewhere hidden in my bones that magical moves me,  that would be weird, i meant to say rhythm.  also i kinda feel like i dodged the music question a bit. so here are a quick top five bands that i like:
1) marina in the diamonds
2) led zeppelin
3) queen
4) prince
5) stevie wonder

aahh okay that feels better, i got it out in the open. thanks again kate.



  1. you're so crafty! i wish i had the energy to do ANYTHING productive! <3

  2. Haha oh my, i even proof read it myself and didn't catch onto that one! i skim read, it's terrible :)

  3. What a cute pair of earrings! I just love the color of the fabric you chose!

    I need to get my Sew September posts up. I've been slacking already!

  4. things like this make me semi sad i have stretched ears

  5. this looks like its out of my sewing league but cute nonetheless. Heading over to check out this interview :)

  6. Those are super awesome! And, I can make them without a sewing machine, maybe.

  7. Those earrings are freakin' awesome and so fun! Great DIY!

  8. cute! these diy's have been so fun to see the versatility of a simple piece of lace.


  9. Another creative idea! I love it. And I enjoyed reading your interview!


  10. like ur nail art and love the earrings!

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  11. These are so cute! I wish I could find some cute vintage lace like this!

  12. The earrings are perfectly retro cute! I love 'em. Nice selection of bands, too! Price, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson are three of my all-time favorites.

  13. Oh man, those are gorgeous! I can't wait to make a pair. Not only to have a cute pair of new, handmade earrings, but I can't wait until I have enough time in my life to make them! HAHA!

  14. goodness you are talented lady...i love when earrings are made of fabric!

  15. oh my goodness, these are so cute - I've always wanted to try to make lace earrings - thanks honey, will be able to now, they're fab xox


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