I loooooooove big earrings. But I don't love my earlobes hurting. So I finally came up with a solution: I would make lots of HUGE but totally featherweight earrings.
True story: I have been an earring factory for the past few months. Since March, I've been very disciplined about making gorgeous lightweight and totally unique earrings each and every week. And now I have a treasure trove of earrings to sell. Hooray! Believe it or not, this is actually just a small selection of the earrings I've made thus far:
These fabulous one-of-a-kind earrings are not necessarily for everyone, but I love and would wear every single pair!!! They are bright and colorful and BIG and make me feel happy. I hope they make you feel the same way. The earrings are made from a variety of materials including vegan leather, paper, foil, plastic, and fabric. They are durable and can be worn in a rainstorm, but not in a pool.
If you'd like to buy a pair or two or more and are in the Boston area, I'm going to be selling my earrings at four upcoming local events:
- Watertown Farmer's Market on Wednesday, August 3 from 2:30-6:30pm
- Watertown Arts Market on Saturday, August 13 from 12-5pm
- Watertown Farmer's Market on Wednesday, August 31 from 2:30-6:30pm
- Watertown Farmer's Market on Wednesday, September 21 from 2:30-6:30pm
If you're local, I hope you'll come and do some shopping! Earrings are $20, with discounts applied the more you buy: $35 for two pairs and $50 for three pairs. Whatever I don't sell, I will post online in October. And if you'd like the a backstage pass to all of the art fair fun, become a Maker Member and check out this month's Studio Vlog.
If you're not local or you'd rather make some for yourself, but need a little help, you can find two different step-by-step tutorials for making earrings like these in The Artful Holiday class. In fact, today's lesson (day 1 of class) is all about how to make these fabric earrings:
From painting the fabric to making the earrings durable, I'm taking you through the whole process step-by-step.
It's not too late to sign up! I hope to see lots of you in class AND at the art fair!!