Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trash Transformed - having a go.

Earlier in the month Erin set us all the challenge of transforming 'trash' - something that would otherwise go into the bin - into earrings. I don't know about you, but I'm an innate hoarder of 'stuff that may come in useful one day' - especially with four grandchildren to entertain. And over the years, I've been very grateful for 'stuff' that I could have thrown away and haven't.

Cards, pictures, collages, bits of practice sewing. It's all found a home. But earrings?  A little bit harder.

But....I received some strings of opal a few weeks ago from my friend Lucy. They had these dinky silky tassels attached to the ends and, loathe to throw them away, they had gone into my  'textiles, ribbons and sari silk ' box.

Stick a wire through the loop at the top, thread through a copper cone, add a matching (or contrasting?) crystal, loop and voila! A pair of cool, swingy tassel earrings in absolutely no time at all. Easy. 

So, by the end of May - bring out your trash and let's see what you can do!


  1. I love the idea of the copper cone and crystals on top. Now I know what to do with these tassel ends

  2. These are really nice earrings. But when I think of trash, I think of: plastic bottles, Rx containers, old washers or other small hardware parts, paper from junk mail, worn out clothing. . . . all of which can be used in making earrings.

  3. What a great idea Lindsay!! And how cool. I love these. The contrast between the soft/flexible of the tassel and the hard/rigid of the cone, the blue and the copper.

  4. Love the design and colors! Very cool!

  5. Such sweet little earrings! I, too, save everything as everything has possibility built into it! Glad you found the time to play along. Enjoy the day! Erin

  6. Lindsay, very clever, turned very pretty, with so few components! I love how you are able to do that. They are very cool. :)