More Clip-on Earrings

Seasonal Clip-ons

Today my husband and I grabbed our passports and crossed over the bridge from Johnstown, Ontario to Ogdensburg, New York.  I was on a mission to find a dress pattern for an 1812 costume and findings for more clip-on earrings.   My husband wanted to fill up our gas tank.  We headed first to the Joanne store where I was thrilled to discover the very things I was looking for and more.  I bought up all the remaining packages of clip-on backs.  I was looking for the silvery kind, but only found one package of them.  The rest were gold coloured.  Then I pored over the buttons and found a bag of pumpkins, two bags of Christmas buttons, a card of two Santa head buttons, some shamrocks and a pretty pair of violet flowers I couldn’t resist.  I would have liked to fill up my basket, because there were some cute daisy buttons, some pansies, a bag of snowflakes and one of cute ghosts.  As it was, I managed to find a white paint pen that I needed too.  The dress pattern took a bit longer but it was in the Burda pattern book as a “Josephine” gown (otherwise known as Regency).  I didn’t need material, because I am planning to use an old sheet set  that has been sitting in my linen closet.  I will post a picture of it when it is finished.

As soon as I got home, I took out my wire cutters and took the loops off the backs of the buttons.  Then I heated up my glue gun and went to work making my earrings.  The ones pictured above are the result.  I am very pleased with how they turned out and can’t wait to wear my pumpkins for Thanksgiving (Oct. 8 here in Canada) and for Halloween.

By mpmckibbon

I am a pastor/writer/illustrator and I am a happily married grandmother. My passions are drawing, painting, writing and making crafts. I write, edit and publish a magazine for hospice patients, and residents of retirement homes and nursing homes.

4 comments

  1. And what a great idea – i too do not have pierced ears and nice, neat clip on earrings are impossible to find. Thanks so much for posting!

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