When I was making gifts before Christmas, I stumbled upon this great tutorial by Evie S. for geometric earrings made from paperclips and string. I wanted to make some of these, but I simply ran out of time. Since Valentine's day is approaching, I decided to try to make my own version of Evie's earrings. I created my PaperClip & String Valentine Earrings.
I started the project with paper clips, red string, and Liquid Stitch. (Later, I used earring hooks.)
I first had to figure out how to make a heart out of the paper clip. This is what I came up with.
I opened all the parts of the paper clip. Then I used a small pair of pliers to create the "V" at the top of the heart. Then I begin attaching the string to the paper clip.
I cut a piece of string that I thought would be long enough to cover the entire paper clip. I knotted the string around the bottom of the heart. I squeezed out a blob of Liquid Stitch on a piece of paper and used my finger to apply some of it to the paper clip. Then I wrapped the string around the paper clip, adding more Liquid Stitch as needed. When I got to the part where the clip was in two pieces, I used pliers to hold the pieces together while I wrapped the string around the wire and secured it with glue. When I had the wire covered with string, I wrapped the string around the whole heart in a random pattern. I ended up with two string covered hearts.
I attached an earring hook to each heart. Then my super inexpensive, modern pair of Valentine earrings was finished.
I think they look pretty.
I can wear them with a t-shirt and cute scarf or with a sweater.
Whatever I wear them with, they will be the perfect Valentine's addition to my wardrobe. Or I could give them away as a Valentine's gift! :)