Thursday, June 19, 2008

For Cora's Nursery

I do a lot of googling, and learn a lot along the way. But I am terrible at writing down where I get the ideas from...I apologize for this.

So, I had seen somewhere how they took an earring and some buttons and turned them into a baby mobile. I thought I'd give it a shot. In the first picture, you will see 2 earrings, a pair of pliers, and grommets. If you look closely, you will see a grommet on the end of the pliers. I did this to show you that if you stick the pliers into the grommet, you can open up the hole a little. You will see that the earring on the bottom has been bent into shape, and then the grommet was added~ you will need to add one grommet to each end.

Here's a closer picture of the earring and the attached grommet.

Next we have another earring. I forgot to mention that you will want to take the backing off the earrings. I used a fingernail file to file down the pointy part. are going to want to sprat paint all the pieces in the same color. At this point I epoxied one of the grommets to the back of the earring.

After the paint was dry, I began to add the buttons. I took a piece of yellow wire and wrapped one end around the button and the other end around the earring.

I'm not sure if I really like this~ it doesn't look professional, but I think it will make Cora happy. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has tried to make one???

1 comment:

Ana Anselmo said...

hi! Katie, thanks for your comment on my blog, and for the link...I think you are super creative!!!!
This week-end I am working on my new house...and you, what are you planning?