Monthly Archives: March 2015

I’m really enjoying taking Venise lace, brush hand-painting the lace with acrylic pearl and fine glitter paint on both sides.  I have really learned that Martha Stewart knows what she is doing when she makes paint.  I really do like her acrylic Pearl paint!  I have tried other brands of gloss paint, but there is something special about the pearl paint.  It gives such a nice sheen when painted on lace.

I’m showing two of the lace earrings that I have made.  The first ones are oval lace, with blue glitter painted flowers, and green leaves.  The lace is made into earrings, using a lobster clasp, silver plated twisted jump rings, and hand-made French ear wires, using silver filled 20 gauge wire, with a blue Swarovski crystal on them.

The second, hand-painted lace earrings are, heart-shaped Venise lace appliqués, painted on both sides with pink and green pearl paint.  There are half faux pearls on one side.  Each earring is attached with a silver plated jump ring, and a hand-made ear wire, which is 20 gauge filled wire.

I’m really enjoying working with lace and embellishing the lace using a brush for hand painting.  My next adventure with lace, will be to attach beads to the lace by hand sewing them on.  I also plan to make necklaces with the larger pieces of lace.  I have a lace butterfly that I will be working on soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I’d appreciate any comments or questions that you have.

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Easter is so close, now. It has made me think about bunnies and chickies.  (I know, what is Easter all about, anyway?)  So, I decided to make some Easter Bunny earrings.  The ones shown here are made from lace appliqués.  I hand painted them, and then made earrings out of them.  They are very light to wear!

That is a lobster connector, at the top of the rabbit, which connects the Easter bunny to the ear wire.  I did some research to find them.  They are good connectors for thick material, such as appliqués.  The lobster connector grabs the material.  A little hammering helps to keep it connected.  Some lace material is easy to connect with just a jump ring, as I did in a couple other of my lace earrings.

Anyway, have a great spring season!  I’ve made some other items I’ll be sharing about soon.  Meanwhile, I’d love to hear from you about what kind of jewelry you like, and if you’ve been making anything.

You can find other items that I have made at:  http://etsy.com/shop/embellishedcharms

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