Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I guess you'd call it a tutorial - but don't get all excited...

because this might be one of those things that's obvious to everyone but me so you might have seen it before. still, I was pretty proud of myself on sunday when I repurposed a recently purchased pair of screw back earrings:


I bought these on etsy from JPsuniqueboutique but once they came I realized, for me, they were too big to make into post-type pierced earrings. then it occured to me not to remove the whole screw back at all, but to use it as a way to make it a leverback.

step one = snip:


step 2 = reshape:



step 3 = add:



all done!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Genius! Love it. Now I'll be on the lookout for screwback earrings. :) (how did women stand those anyway?)

Vivi said...

I'm excited! I need to do this for my friend who can only wear clip on earrings, but has the hardest time finding interesting ones. Why have I never considered taking on regular ol' earrings and making those clip on? Sometimes I am sooo unaware of the obvious!

Skitzo Leezra said...

Just looking at some screw backs last week and wishing I could withstand the pain to wear them. Nevermore! I'm gonna use your idea!

Mickie said...

Very clever! They look great!

CraftyHope said...

Ingenious!!

PK Studios said...

Love it! I just sent a link to all my girlfriends! thanks!