Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Holiday Earrings

We're getting back to basics with Ornament Thursday this month, to celebrate the season. Ornament Thursday was originally created last year as a craft round-up to celebrate the holidays. In honor of the group's history, every Thursday this month we will have seasonal projects to show off and, hopefully, to inspire you with your own holiday crafts.

I love the holidays, and I love holiday-themed jewelry (the cuter - or tackier, depending on your perspective - the better). I love colorful Christmas ball earrings and candy cane necklaces - you name it! Yay for the holidays! (The only thing preventing me from wearing a lot of this jewelry nowadays is the less-than-three-foot-tall person running around the house tugging on and getting into everything. We already have arguments on who owns the cool beads in the house - no need to fan the flames, I say!)

I have a very simple earring design for you today, something that you can likely make out of what you already have in your stash. I like cones, not just for finishing up multi-strand necklaces but also for use in sculptural pieces. They remind me of, well, Christmas trees, for example. Add a Venetian glass star on top and a circular or square glass bead on the bottom, and you have a super-quick and easy gift for holiday giving. I had a hard time photographing these well, so here's a second photo of the pair I whipped up today (during the SO's naptime):

As a bonus, the glass bead at the bottom acts as sort of a clapper, so the earrings make a nice jingly noise when worn, like small bells.

Please visit these links for the other cute OT projects (and look forward to more next week!):

Brandi's keepsake childrens coaster ornament!
Super fun and easy ornaments to make for the whole family!

Christmas Past and Needle Magic at
Michelle is addressing the ghosts of Christmas past and Helen gets down and dirty sewing a Christmas ornament - stand well clear, she is dangerous with a needle.

It's ORNAMENT Ornament Thursday!
Michelle's got some cheap, easy mini clipboard ornaments to share!

It's Ornament Thursday Again: Icicle Time!
Lisa takes a look at handmade icicle ornaments from Ruskin Designs

Needlepoint Stocking on
Linda's ornament this week is a mini stocking in needlepoint.

Happy holidays!

ps. One of my favorite bloggers, Amy Locurto, is giving away a beautiful personalized photo frame with matching ribbon. Go here for details.


Bev's Jewelry said...

Those are absolutely adorable. I love holiday earrings that don't scream "holiday earrings" And look like they were made in China to boot. These are great!

Amy from Texas said...

What a cute idea! Love those:-)

maryharding said...

Your Holiday earrings are lovely. I like the classic simplicity of them.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, guys!!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Melissa,

I haven't been to visit in awhile so stopped by today and see your lovely OT earrings posted. How cute are those?!? Cute, simple and elegant as always.


Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Cindy!!

Michelle McGee said...

Gosh those are cute!