Monday, May 9, 2011

DIY: various stud earrings

Happy Mother's Day!

this was supposed to be posted yesterday (on Mother's Day), but we lost internet connection.  everything seems back to normal today...
Happy Mother's Day to all moms and grandmoms out there!  i have an awesome mom who deserves a separate post, but i wanted to dedicate today's post to my friend Susan, who lost her daughter Carol to cancer two years ago.  Carol loved dragonflies, so i made her mom (Susan) these dragonfly earrings.

all earrings below are made from buttons purchased at JoAnn's (with button shanks removed, and posts glued with E6000 glue), and are available from my Esty and Ebay for $4 plus the shipping. 

 green dragonfly stud earrings

red strawberry stud earrings (perfect for the fruit trend)

acorn earrings below were inspired by Kate Middleton's coat of arms and the earrings she wore for the wedding.  golden finish (handpainted) referring to Kate's mother's maiden name: Goldsmith.

People magazine double issue May 16, 2011

Kate Middleton Coat of Arms (

if your kids are still little, chances are you have this book called Mommies Are for Counting Stars.  it is my favorite mommy book (given to us by a family member).  looking for a sweet little something for your hubby from kids?  how about a book called Daddies Are for Catching Fireflies?  Both books are lift-the-flap and my kids love both.  for Father's Day i also recommend a book called Hey, Daddy: Animal Fathers and Their Babies.  we have all three, and i highly recommend them.  email me if you want to see inside the pages pics.


  1. I love the fact that you made these dragonfly earrings for your friend - and I'm sure she will appreciate the way you remember and celebrate her daughter's life through choosing to make something that is an emblem of what Carol liked. And of course, the bright, irridescent flight of a dragonfly is particularly poignant.

  2. I love the Dragonfly earrings what a special gift. And do i see a slight difference in your blog? Looking good!!

  3. I love your DIYs so much, the dragonfly earrings are gorgeous but the strawberries are just so sweet



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