This morning while getting dressed I realized that I did not have a pair of red earrings to match my shirt. So why not make a pair? I got out 3 shades of red nail polish and painted a bunch of soda tabs with them. I then proceeded to make 4 different pairs of earrings out of the tabs. I also made a necklace and a framed earring holder for my bathroom wall. The earring holder is made out of a glassless picture frame and plastic cross stitch canvas. I placed black duct tape along the back edges of the canvas to help secure it to the frame. It is perfect. I video taped myself making all of the earrings. After I edit the videos, I'll post them on you tube (except for the 3rd pair from the left because there is already a video on how to make them by someone else).
Here are the nail polish painted tab earrings. The large tab was already red. I used jump rings to connect them together. A friend of mine had sent me a bunch of large tabs with the challenge of making something out of them. These two red tabs were a part of that group. Challenge met ;)
Before setting out to make my earrings, I did some internet research to get inspired. I came across this video that showed how to make the pair on the left. Who knew that you could use duct tape and nail clippers when working with soda tabs?! I used the toe nail clippers to cut the tabs to make both of the pairs of earrings above.
Then I was inspired to make a soda tab necklace.
I used the jump rings to connect all the tabs together, and a hook clasp for the closure.
The last two tabs are turned sideways.
The large center tab has 3 jump rings in the center. The 3rd jump ring has 3 beads on it.
All of these items were very easy to make.