Back in March of this year, I wrote about recycling used dryer sheets to create jewelry and at that time, I created two pair of earrings. Both of them sold, so I thought maybe I should try playing around with dryer sheets again -- try to see what other kinds of design ideas I could come up with.
First, I prepared some used dryer sheets by giving them color.
I chose to start with the butterscotch sheet because I came up with an idea for creating sunflower earrings. The color was perfect -- golden and rich.
The centers I created by crocheting 28 gauge, permanently-colored, brown copper wire in a small chain, adding a brown glass seed bead into each stitch. The chain was formed into a spiral. I added two centers to each petal loop, one on each side, using adhesive (4 altogether), so that whichever direction the earring is facing, the flower design is evident.
My Sunflower Earrings with Beaded Centers are available for purchase in my Artfire studio for $12.
Stay tuned! I will be posting my designs for the other dryer sheets I colored over the next week or two. Please let me know what you think.