Hi! So excited to do my first ever guest post – and extra thrilled because it’s for seven thirty three. My name is Michelle L. and my jewelry design blog is called Mich L. in L.A. What I mostly love is taking offbeat, weird and unexpected materials, and upcycling them into offbeat, weird and wearable pretties.
F’r instance, I took this flyswatter…And made some mad, mod earrings.
Start with a bobbin, some jump rings and fifteen little shirt buttons.If you prefer, all your buttons can match. But a mismatched-yet-harmonious collection makes a really cute flower. When choosing the jump rings, keep 2 things in mind: they should be large enough to reach across from your button to your bobbin, and thin enough to open and close by hand.
Open a jump ring by swiveling the two ends sideways. (Don’t pull the gap straight apart.)Add a button; attach to one of the bobbin holes. Then swivel the jump ring closed.
Grab a little piece of twine or cord and thread it through your centerpiece button. Run it down through the center of the bobbin…Then just thread the two ends through a couple of opposite bobbin holes, meet them in the middle and tie them off. Like this: Now you’re totally done! That’s your Big Bold Bobbin-flower Bauble.
A watch strap…Cute hat…
Okay, that’s it – hope you liked it. I had so much fun working up this tutorial for you. And Kim, thanks so much for inviting me over! I totally love it here, can I move in?
See you all at Kim’s next linky party!
p.s. The chocolate and vanilla-colored cuff bracelets? I made them from a deconstructed tennis ball.