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Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 4:12am On Jun 19, 2009
I'm sure most Nigerians have some lace clothes/pieces lying around. you can get creative with it.
here's an EASY fun tutorial I found online for lace earrings.

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I have all this great lace that is just too big for practically anything except these earrings. If you have any lying around the house, this little project is great for using some.

You’ll need:

    * scissors
    * craft or fabric glue (if you don't have glue, use clear nail polish). this is to harden the lace cloth and prevent it from wearing out/tattering
    * a piece of heavy lace trim with a repeating pattern
    * little kidney shaped ear wires
    * a needle or safety pin


The first thing you’ll need to do is look at the lace and figure out what piece of the pattern you’d like and trim around it. Decide how you want the lace to face when they become earrings.



The second step is to turn the lace over to the back side and cover the back with fabric glue. I blobbed some on and then used my finger to smooth it out. This will help keep the piece flat as well as prevent anything from fraying/tattering


if you don't have glue, coat the lace with nail polish. again, this will help keep the piece flat to make the lace more durable and less fragile



After the glue (or nail polish) dries, take your needle (or safety pin) and poke a hole where you’d like the ear wire to go. Slip the bottom of the ear wire into the hole and you’re done!

You can find the ear wires at any jewelry supply shop. The ones I’m using in these earrings are sterling silver. If you’d like to purchase a pair [$4, free shipping] to use for your own lace earrings, shoot me an email at prismeradesign [at] gmail.com.



http://prismera.wordpress.com/2007/07/10/lace-earring-tutorial/
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 4:15am On Jun 19, 2009
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 4:17am On Jun 19, 2009



Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by candygirl1: 9:23am On Jun 19, 2009
nice,
more information
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by candygirl1: 9:30am On Jun 19, 2009
i would like to learn this where can i get this glue?
and the ear ring hooks?
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by uzwu: 10:52am On Jun 19, 2009
Beautiful
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by tessybaby(f): 11:19am On Jun 19, 2009
I did not really understand the use of glue in the process

Nice idea though; will like to make some for myself.
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by Nobody: 5:40pm On Jun 19, 2009
Nice one, Oyinda.

I'd surely try it out smiley
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 5:46pm On Jun 19, 2009
I have modified the post. you don't need the glue if you don't have access to it. you can skip the fabric glue process and use clear nail polish instead of glue


the point of the glue or nail polish is to harden it and make it crispy in order keep it from wearing out or tattering like clothes usually do. keep in mind it's still a piece of cloth and will be fragile if you don't protect it.  

another tip is to iron the lace first to make it neat and crisp.
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by iice(f): 5:48pm On Jun 19, 2009
Cool. . .if only i wore earrings undecided
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 5:53pm On Jun 19, 2009
iice:

Cool. . .if only i wore earrings undecided

why don't you wear them?

FL Gators:

Nice one, Oyinda.

I'd surely try it out smiley

definitely a cool project to try cheesy
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by iice(f): 6:03pm On Jun 19, 2009
My ears are sensitive. It has to be gold or there will be irritation. I could wear something else but it has to be for a few hours only. Also, all that putting on and taking off it's stressful for me. And if i sleep in them, i'm sure to sure to loose them, either in the shower, combing my hair or something. No use really for me.

but i have multiple piercings on my ears tongue
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 6:12pm On Jun 19, 2009
candygirl1:

i would like to learn this where can i get this glue?
and the ear ring hooks?

use clear nail polish instead of the glue.
the earwires can be found at most jewelry supply stores, local craft stores, if you live in US, try retail stores like walmart where they carry craft supplies.

another idea I have is if you have small stud earrings or any small earrings you can push it through the lace and use the small earrings as the "hook"
using this visual as an example, imagine the gold shape is the lace and the blue circle is a small earring that was used as a hook.
[img]http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:vMRCknrE0C5VvM:http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/products/3/optimized/334943_fpx.tif%3Fbgc%3D255,255,255%26wid%3D327%26qlt%3D90,0%26layer%3Dcomp%26op_sharpen%3D0%26resMode%3Dbicub%26op_usm%3D0.7,1.0,0.5,0%26fmt%3Djpeg[/img]
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by oyinda3(f): 6:16pm On Jun 19, 2009
iice if you have gold stud earrings you can try the tip above tongue
it means your ears are very expensive. only tolerates gold. hehe
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by iice(f): 6:18pm On Jun 19, 2009
Yeah but i don't like wearing earrings, except for my bar tongue

i'll give it a shot though wink Now where is that lace shirt? grin
Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by Maksjoy: 10:59pm On Jul 22, 2013
Awesome! Creative! Nothing goes 2 waste, i see. Nice one. But, how durable r these earrings?
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Re: Learn How To Make Lace Earrings by JanetWinslet(f): 8:40am On Jul 24, 2013
beautiful!!!could you offer more information?

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