I’ve been rushing around to quickly make items to add to the shop both online and brick and mortar, and I had wanted another way to use up a lot of the paint chips I had laying around from my design business after working with clients. I had already used some paint chips in wall art,(see my other post about the kite wall art), but I wanted to try something different that I hadn’t tried before, and that was jewelry. Now, I’ve used paper in jewelry before here and there, recycling cereal boxes and butter tubs, but not paint chips. So, with a handful of paint chips, rubber stamps, old postage stamps and beads, I started making some earrings.
I started with earrings, for I have never been able to wear all those beautiful dangle earrings and big bulky earrings, for the holes in my ears were placed too low and they are just too heavy to wear comfortably. After I made my first paint chip pair of dangle earrings and tried them on…I was elated for it didn’t feel like I had anything in my ears! This has opened up a whole new world for me!
So, here I was producing all these earrings, and I thought, how was I going to display them at the shop that would be creative, and fun, and warrant the quirky “ingredients” of these earrings? For some reason, a lampshade popped into my head…yes, I could strip off the fabric, wire sections across the frame where I could clip the earrings to…brilliant…I love inspirations!
I just so happened to have an old floorlamp in my shed that I was one day going to rewire that was not very tall..more like eye level…perfect again…I just wired the shade onto the floorlamp after removing the socket that the glass shade was glued to, and voila, a perfectly inspired way to display the earrings that doesn’t take up too much space. It would also work in a bedroom as well, I would wire a mesh fabric around the lampshade frame then hang the earrings on it. Makes a great looking shade, HA! To receive posts via email click HERE Subscribe in a reader or sign up in subscription box in sidebar.