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Lace Earrings

Materials Needed:

Martha Stewart Fabric Stiffener

2 beautiful lace appliques

small paint brush

small pliers

4 open jump rings

2 ear wires

Step One: First, set up a workspace for yourself that is covered in wax paper.

Step Two: Now we will stiffen each lace applique, which is so easy! Thoroughly paint the front and back of each piece of lace with Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric Stiffener and let dry completely on the wax paper which usually takes an hour or so. Sealing your beautiful lace with fabric stiffener ensures that while you are wearing these earrings the lace won not become damaged, it will stay perfectly flat and won not be stained by makeup.

Step three: When turning the lace into earrings, some appliques might need a little snip here or there to better accomodate the space needed for the ear wire.

Step four: Using your pliers slightly bend one jump ring open and slip it through either the stitching of your applique or through an open space in the design and then pinch that jump ring closed. Add a second jump ring onto the first, which makes a bit of a chain and close that jump ring as well.

Step five: Next, slightly open the loop at the end of your ear wire and thread it onto the last jump ring, then carefully squeeze the ear wire closed. That is it! That is all it takes to make an earring!