December 21, 2017

Tacky Holiday Earring Blog Hop

My friend Diana put out a challenge on Facebook a few weeks ago to create a tacky pair of earrings to sport with those lovely ugly Christmas sweaters. I thought it sounded like fun and jumped on board. 

Unfortunately I can't wear earrings, but that doesn't stop me from making them! I wanted to create earrings that I could gift to my 20-something daughter and niece, who are always up for fun. 

I'm not sure if these are exactly tacky, but they are bit more wild than things I'd normally create. So grade me on my Humblebeads scale, these are pretty out there for me! 

My first pair I used my folk earring charms that were inspired by the patterns of knitted socks. I used large wood beads with Czech glass and tied tinsel-ish ribbon between the beads. I could so see my daughter wearing these with a cute pink sweater, rocking around the Christmas tree. 

I spotted these triangle frames at the craft store and immediately thought they'd make a good Christmas tree. I knotted them with Czech glass beads in between and added a bit of sparkle for the star. These are some seriously long earrings, the tiny bits of waxed linen at the bottom touch the shoulders! These will go to my niece who wears super huge earrings all the time. 

I recommend listening to Hipster Holiday on Pandora, grab a candy cane and enjoy the zany creations by my fellow bloggers:

Diana Ptaszynksi - Our host! 

Michelle Ann McCarthy
Heather Powers - You are here!
Loralee Kolton
Sue Kennedy
Melissa Trudinger
Kari Asbury
Sandi Volpe
Lindsay Starr
Laney Mead

Heather Boardman 


TesoriTrovati said...

Your earrings are perfectly cute with just the hint of tack. I love them both. I adore those triangle frames and wish I had bought more! Your tree looks so lovely and festive. Blessings to all of my friends in South Haven for a bright and magical Christmas! Enjoy the day! Erin

Diana P. said...

They are both REALLY cute! That first pair really reminds me of all those wonderful candy-colored ornaments that I once collected (I had to stop due to lack of storage room...oops). I'd wear both your pairs!

Laney said...

I would definitely wear the top pair, just perfect for the season ;)

SueBeads said...

I agree, they are really cute! They are going to love them!

CraftyHope said...

In my opinion, your second pair is just not all that tacky. I would totally wear those! The first ones are on that verge of tacky. The tinsel is what puts them over the top. Of course, tacky is totally objective. It looks and sounds like it was a fun challenge!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love both of them. The triangle beads are perfect trees. I bet your niece will love them.

Melissa said...

These are just so cute Heather! I'd so wear them!

Chelle said...

I am in love with the triangle tree earrings. So cute.