I decided that my project for the next 100 days will be to make a pair of earrings each day. I'll be using the hashtag #Make100Earrings. As far as I know, no one else is using this tag. So, you should be able to follow my progress on Instagram.
In order to be ready for this challenge, I prepared a "Make 100 Earrings box" that I can take with me to help meet this goal no matter where I go.
To start with, I got a basic plastic craft organizer. You know the ones
Next, I loaded it up with your basic earrings findings: ear wires, head pins, eye pins, and jump rings in a variety of metals (antiqued silver, antiqued copper, gunmetal, silver tone, gold tone, and antiqued brass.)
After that, I went into a special drawer I have for pairs of items (beads, buttons, charms, found objects, etc.) I pulled out a selection of those, then it was time to sort through the beads.
I made sure to only get pairs of each item/bead. I added bead caps, chain, bead spacers, bezels, wire, glue, and some altered Vintaj pieces.
And, so it begins. I'm a little excited to dig into this box and begin making. As well, all that sorting gave me a chance to explore my stash and rediscover some of the treasures hoarded there. I've got a ton of goodies I completely forgot I had. EEK! I need to get to creating something fierce.
Guess I better get to those 100 pairs of earrings. Make sure to follow my journey on Instagram and look for the hashtag #Make100Earrings.
And, please, please let me know if you're participating in The100DayProject as well!
Update: If you're interested in the reveal for these here are the links to the blog posts I did about them: