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Fairy Wing Earrings

About this design:

First, no fairies were injured in the making of these lovelies! A little known fact is that fairies molt and if you happen to be the fortunate one who finds a wing, let alone a pair, well, a beautiful treasure is yours! Add to that some beautiful Tohos and recycled glass from Lima and you, too, can fashion a jewelry piece that is one (maybe two) of a kind.


Antique brass findings, Toho 6.0 round beads, Shrink plastic for wings, Inktense colored pencils, gel pens, Sharpie fine point pen

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    You got me at the fairies, then came the shrink plastic, do you that mean a saran wrap?, they are very cute and whimsical :D

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    It’s shrinky dink, right? Asia–a thin sheet of plastic you can draw on with markers, then heat it and it shrinks in size across and long but gets thicker and more sturdy. Love the stuff! These are fabulous, Marysu!!!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    But how do you get the fairy wings inside? ;)

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Absolutely wonderful, I’VE GOT to get some of that shrink stuff!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’ve read that you can even use those plastic bakery type containers for shrinky dink. Saved that idea on Pinterest awhile ago.
    These are so whimsical and cute.

  6. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:

    LOL on getting the wings inside! I drew my basic wing shapes several different times in my sketchbook and tried various designs. Remember! These will shrink to a third of the original size so you can get a lot of detail in them. Then I laid the sheet of Shrink Plastic (yes, dinks!) over the designs and traced using the Sharpie Pen. I colored them with Inktense pencils and lightly wet them. Inktense becomes permanent after they dry again. A few highlights with a metallic gel pen and on to the heat gun. Don’t forget to make your hole before you shrink them! I have several more pairs in the works and maybe by the time they’re done I’ll know how to get the photo upright! Have fun and get your shrink on!


  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    I did not know that about fairies. Thanks for the info! Pretty, pretty earrings–I’ll bet they’re a joy to wear.

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love them!!! I’ve never thought of jewelry applications for shrink plastic. Might have to give it a try. :)

  9. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very cool and great colors.

    SHRINKY DINKS so bring me back to the 70′s. Ahh when life was simple. And no I’m not telling my age. he he :)

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    What an awesome design. Oh yes, gulp, I had shrinky dinks as a child myself!

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow! Shrinky Dink earrings! How cool is THAT?

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    When I was a kid I used them to trace the MN Vikings logo, punch in some holes, and made earrings that I wore every football season until the plastice finally broke. :)

  13. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    These are so pretty!

  14. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    How creative are you!!Love the fairy wings and everything else about these special earrings,Bravo!!

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    Myrna g says:

    I Love the idea.It is new to me. Thanks

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