I love wearing simple earring posts. They’re unobtrusive & can be worn for any occasion. I have my favorites that I wear very often, but sometimes I think that they need a little ‘oomph’. Sometimes they could use an earring jacket, also called earring enhancers.
This is an easy way to make earring jackets that will work with any earring post.
I love to work with all sizes of gemstones. I like to decorate items with them as well as use them to make jewelry. Trying to place them on an object can be tricky unless you have a little help. I’ve tried using tweezers, but the gems like to jump out of them. Then I found the QuickStik Pick up tool, which was purchased at Joann Fabrics in their scrapbook department. They aren’t cheap. I paid $7.00 for mine, although I use it a lot. If you don’t want to spend that much money for something that you may not use very often, I have a do-it-yourself solution. It works as well as the QuickStik & you probably have everything you need to make it.
What is it? It’s a wax stick. Simple to make anytime you need it & probably won’t cost you a cent to make.
This is what you’ll need:
A candle & a toothpick.
I have a dear friend who gave me a very special gift. He gave me a paper towel wrapped around something heavy. It was one of the most beautiful crystals that I’ve ever seen. He knows how much I love crystals & that I have a window full of them. When the sunlight shines through my crystals, it fills my craft room with the most beautiful rainbows that you could imagine. The sight of those rainbows inspire me, every day.
It never fails, when I need a tissue, they’re in the other room. And they’re always hidden under a tissue box cover because I can’t stand the patterns that are on those boxes. The craft room is no exception. Since I’ve been working on redoing the craft room, (that’s a whole story in itself that I’ll tell when it’s completed) I decided to make something pretty to hold the tissues. This could be used in any room & done in any color of your choice.