Thanks once again for joining us here at Bootleg Corner. You may have noticed a theme tying together all of our projects so far: They’ve both been inspired by jewellery pieces from Anthropologie. This week’s project is no exception, though it deviates a bit in how closely it mimics the original.
As soon as I saw the Hopeful Hearts set on Anthropologie, it struck me how easily the look could be recreated. Not exactly, of course, but closely enough. Plus, this method can be applied to create other shapes for those of us who aren’t fond of hearts. Since this is a Valentine’s Day-themed post, though, we’ll be making heart-shaped earrings.
Instead of providing you with a whole set of instructions, I am instead directing you to the highly talented women over at the beauty department. Follow their instructions for making glitter bobby pins and make yourself a pair of glittery little hearts. Now, instead of gluing them to bobby pins, stick them on to some post earrings (pictured), and you’re done! So simple, right?
I hope you all have been enjoying Bootleg Corner so far. Unfortunately, our next episode will not be for a while yet
while we hunt down something non-anthro to bootleg. In the meantime, take it easy and keep crafting!
-Heads up that a lot of the time earring posts do not come with backs. You will either have to buy some, take some off a pair of earrings you already have, or be ghetto and use pieces of eraser
like me. I got my posts at a local dollar store.
-You need to make your hearts or other shapes at least as large as the flat part of your post earrings if you don’t want this part to show through. Instead of making the hearts with glue, I made a big sparkly patch on the wax paper, and cut the hearts out when dry.
-I coated my hearts with clear nail polish to prevent sparkles falling everywhere when I wear them.
-Glue gun might be fine for bobby pins, but I would recommend something like crazy glue for attaching the shapes to the earrings.
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