WWEAREITA: R IT
Earrings of Paper and Tin
Two pairs of brilliant earrings for the price of
(almost) none. BY KATHY CANO MURILLO
Lack of funds should never be an excuse for skipping
out on creating jewelry. Anything with a smooth surface
is fair game. Cigarette boxes, mint tins, old suitcases,
empty beer bottles, matchbooks — the list is endless.
For example, here are some high-style/low-cost ideas for livening up those earlobes. These two jewelry designs cost pennies to
make and can be used to create not only earrings, but pendants,
bracelets, and rings as well. The first concept uses the inside of a
disposable cookie sheet as a substitute for craft tin, and the other
is a crafty recipe for easy watercolor paper earrings. Bend your
brain to come up with other ideas — cardstock, cardboard, even
paper scraps can all be transformed into wearable art.
Photography by Sam Murphy