Good Morning!! I hope all you Canadians had a fabulous long weekend! The weather here in Vancouver was to die for, and the hubs and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
The idea of using paint chip samples to make jewellery has been popping up all around me lately. I didn’t think much of the idea, until I spotted this design, and I was suddenly sold. I had to try it! I went to my local Home Depot and picked up some free paint chip samples, stopped at Michaels for some jewellery making accessories and I was set!
I knew I wanted to try the fun geometric shape that I had spotted, but also like to add my own twist. I came up with two different kinds of earrings, as well as an anklet and a necklace! The options are really endless, and what I love about paint chips is the price (hello FREE!!!), sturdy paper, and automatic ombre selection!!
I don’t have pictures of the process, as it is quite simple. All you need to do is cut your shape: I measured my triangles to make sure they were all the same and used either a quarter or a dime to trace for the circles. Next, with a pin, put a hole where you will be adding the jewellery loop. Once your paint chips are all looped together, attach them to the chain, add a clasp at the back and you are done!
Here is a nice closeup…notice that where three ‘flags’ meet, I used three rings. In my original one I just used one ring to hold all the three corners together, and it didn’t work as well.
Here are the finished necklaces:
And here are the earrings:
What I also love about these earrings is that they are SO light! Heavy earrings can be painful and stretch out our nicely pierced ears to a nasty length…can I get an AMEN?!
The finished anklet:
I quite enjoyed making these and seriously have so many more ideas for shapes, colours and styles!
What will you make with paint chips? Email your creations – we’d love to check them out!!