Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tiny Book Earrings

These are my first offering. I'd seen tiny book earrings, and thought I could try the same. I first made a pair twice this size (about 3/4" by 1"), and realized they were much too large; they were also only one signature (these are four each). So, made a handful of smaller ones -- a leopard-print pair like this one and a red-bound pair were both snapped up by co-workers. It's a pain working so small, though! But I've now bought a smaller needle, so things should go better in the future. My adviser tells me I should put on some headbands and be sewing these on tapes ... maybe in the future! I tried other earring findings, rather than the kidney style, but couldn't get them to work -- I suppose I'd need actual jewelry-making tools for that (making little wire loops through the spine, etc.).


  1. Well done on the earings, I don't think my fingers work well enough for a project that detailed, bet they take ages to make?

    There is a great craft website that I watch with video demos called Scrapbook Lounge has paper projects and Plum & Verdigris has jewelery making demos. Check out the archives for tips on various techniques hope this link should take you to the jewelery part

    Hope it helps


  2. Thanks for the hints, and thanks for stopping by!