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!
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