Wednesday, November 7, 2012

{Transform Plain Wooden Discs into Zebra Earrings}

Hello, lovely ladies!  Last week I shared one of the pieces of jewelry I made for a handmade jewelry swap.  This week, I want to share the earrings I made with you.
I started with two plain wooden discs and a zebra stamp that came from the dollar aisle at Michaels.
I inked the stamp with a black ink pad and then stamped the discs.  The stamp was not big enough to cover the entire discs, so I matched the images up the best that I could.
I then painted the natural part of the disc with turquoise craft paint.  This way I could cover up where the design didn't quite match up.  Then I painted over the stamped image with black paint.
The disc on the left hasn't been painted with the black paint, but the one on the right has.  After everything dried, I inked the edges of the discs and sprayed each disc with clear sealer to protect the paint.  I drilled a hole in each disc and attached earring hooks with jump rings.
I love the turquoise paired with the black.
If you don't like wearing prints, a pair of earrings like this is a way to get a little out of your comfort zone without going overboard.  If you're completely against the zebra print, though, you could use any stamp of your choosing to create a pair of earrings that YOU would love!

Check out my other DIY earrings tutorials {HERE}.
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11 comments:

  1. Turquoise + zebra, two of my favorite things! These turned out great, you're so crafty! Saw you link up on a bunch of link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  2. Hi, Bethany

    Love this look, did you use a thin paint brush to get in the wood part?

    Looks great!

    Vanessa

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  3. Thanks for sharing these cool earrings @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  4. love the turquoise zebra print.
    So here I am reading your blog post and watching burn notice and I had to go back and re-read the last paragraph "If you don't like wearing prints...." and I read it as, If you don't like wearing PANTS..." what the heck? I guess multi tasking is not always a good idea!

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  5. I love those! I need to make some ASAP. What a great idea!

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  6. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on now at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  7. love these bethany! great tutorial. I pinned this :)

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  8. Bethany, I love your earrings. I'll be featuring you later tonight on Transformed Tuesday. Thanks for linking up. Hugs Peggy

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  9. LOVE the earring Bethany!! So original! Great way to make custom earrings!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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