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Paperclip Earrings


About this design:

Here they are Little Round Chick! Earrings were inspired by the unique beauty of the paperclips

Components:

Paperclips, assorted Czech glass beads, freshwater pearls

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic! Love them all!

    How come you got red paper clips….. I didn’t. :D
    And I only got 3 blue ones plus a bunch of pink and a gazillion olive drab and brown.

    I can foresee endless hours of fun with these clips. I’ve been contemplating a necklace…….hummmmm…

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks! I thought the paperclip made a nice twist to the design. I’ve been working on a necklace too…in fact the bracelet started as a necklace until I changed my mind. :D Good luck! Happy creating! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

    In the package I got the olive green, blue, hot/dark pink, and brown. I think it’s just the light in the photo that makes them look red. You can see it a little better in the first photo of the pink/red pair. I included 2 photos of each pair to try and see the colors and design better.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    OK. No more complaining about not getting red paper clips. :D

    Thanks again for finding these little cuties and posting your first picture. Using them is almost as much fun as making jewelry from giant staples that are used on packing cartons for heavy items.

  4. Quute Jewelry
    Quute Jewelry says:

    LOL…just read the chat thread…very creative minds! Love the concept and your earrings.

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I had these paperclips from making bookmarks, and one day I looked at them and thought, those would be great in a bracelet or necklace…why not repurpose these everyday objects? They have interesting colors and a close to perfect size for jewelry?

    Giant staples? Hmmmm… hadn’t seen or thought of that one! ;) :D lol

  6. opalgem101
    opalgem101 says:

    I like your creativeness. Have you thought of patina or painting the paperclips that you don’t care for? I so many in my office…….now I have ideas. Thanks for that.

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks, opalgem, I haven’t thought of painting or patina….hmmmm interesting thought. :)

  8. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    What a creative idea, I love it , and I love all your earrings !!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Violet!

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    More cuteness & creativity. A very enjoyable conversational thread, too! LRC, I think of you every time I get a box with those big Cu staples holding the bottom together. I’m saving them up for some cool future project…

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Eeka Mouse!

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