Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tear Drop Leather Earrings for the Church Fair

I've been making things to sell at my church fair which is in just a couple of weeks now! Two friends and I have a table where we sell our stamped cards -  but being the crafty one in the group - I like to make little crafty things as well!  People don't like to spend much at a church fair - so I have to think of that when I'm making things.

I just made these lovely leather tear drop earrings to sell at our table.  Several months ago, I saw and purchased earrings that look very much like these at an Etsy shop.    And then, a few weeks later,  while I was browsing through a sale over at Sizzix -  I found this Movers and Shapers Teardrop die that would allow me to make my own!  
(Sizzix is sold out at the moment but I just found them over at Scrapbook.com! They have the best price over at Scrapbooking warehouse - but they out now and re-ordering) The die set includes a smaller shaped edge piece for each size as well but I haven't made any layered sets yet.
You need to have a magnetic Movers and Shapers Shuttle to use with Movers and Shapers dies.  I have a metal tray with sides but I think this Shuttle has replaced it as I can't find the tray anywhere to show you.
The larger earrings (above) are about 2" long and the smaller earrings (below) are 1 5/8".  I purchased stainless steel fish hook ear wires at JoAnn, as well as jump rings.  I used a piercing tool to punch two holes at the top and then put a jump ring through the holes so it pinches the top in.  You put the ear wire on the loop while you're putting the jump ring through the holes.
I cut tags to sell them on, using Tag Sale Die #2 from PTI.  I wrapped strips of washi tape around the middles for a little touch of design and looped a piece of wrinkled seam tape through the tops.  Presentation is everything, right?!
I purchased leather scraps from Amazon.  I used black, burgundy, white and dark grey leathers for my sets.

I'm selling them for $10.00 so we'll see if the Church Fair market will tolerate that! 

Paper: watercolor paper - Canson
Accessories:  Tear Drop Stack Movers and Shapers Die - Sizzix, scrap leather - Amazon, jump rings and stainless steal fish hook ear wires - JoAnn, Tag Sale Die #2 - PTI, piercing tool, hole punch, wrinkled seam tape, washi tape - Alexandra Renke


Christine Alexander said...

great earrings, now that's another craft I could get into :)

Kim Heggins said...

so beautiful!

Redanne said...

They really are beautiful earrings Julia, I really hope you get the asking price for them at the Church Fair - it is such a fair price. Hugs, Anne xx

Mac Mable said...

They will be a bargain! Unique and striking and yes presentation is everything and you've nailed it x.

nancy littrell said...

Wow..most people are purchasing bazaar items for gifts. Your earrings are so artsy, unique and very economical. Love how you have them arranged on your beautifully tags. Another plus...perfect for a gift. TFS my friend. You are so clever and definitely crafty:-) Hugs..

Bonnie said...

Wow! I predict that these will go fast, Julia! And the presentation is fabulous!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh, Julia ... you are so creative! LOVE these earrings. I'd buy them if I could make it to your sale, but the airfare would make for VERY expensive earrings. :) LOVE the colours you've used. Neutral like that go with everything. I'm sure all of them will sell quickly and you'll get orders for me. Good luck with your sale Julia! xx