On Thursday night, I decided I was going to work up a new pair of earrings to go with my Friday outfit, and a pair for my Saturday outfit. The problem? I had two potential outfits for each day. Hehe. Well, I worked up a new plastic canvas pattern for a simple pair of earrings in a few different color schemes to match the potential outfits. After two takes of this pair of earrings, I am very happy with them! And with A TON of color combinations, it’s practically endless.
– Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn – I used less than 75″ for each earring, and Red Heart Super Saver in Black, Medium Purple and Charcoal, and Red Heart Soft in Guacamole
– Tapestry Needle – I suggest a #18
– Earring Wires – I made three pairs so I used 6 earring wires – I used the 20mm Stainless Steel Ear Wires from AliCsSupplyShop
– 8mm Jump Rings – 16 for the small, 8 for the medium and 8 for the large – I used Stainless Steel of a Variety Pack from AliCsSupplyShop
– Jewelry Pliers – I use two (one in each hand) but one will suffice
Yarn Alternatives: Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice, Bernat Super Value, Caron One Pound, Hobby Lobby’s Crafter’s Secret
I used clear colored plastic canvas but you could definitely cut out the same shape from colored canvas and leave it unstitched.
I was able to stitch up the small in 10 minutes, the medium in 16.25 minutes and the large in 25 minutes each earring.
With assembly and per earring: Small, 13 minutes; Medium, 16.75 minutes; Large, 26.5 minutes.
The small one is just shy of 1.5″ wide by 2.5″ in length, the medium is just about 2.25″ wide by 2.5″ in length, and the large is 2.75″ in length by just shy of 2.5″ wide. Length measurements are dangling measurements.
If you need help with cutting or stitching, check out my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts post.
If you don’t like the way your carried yarn looks on the back of your finished piece, you can add a piece of felt, just make sure you don’t glue it too high as you will still want to get the jump rings through the holes in the center top. I didn’t, as I like the way it looks and it isn’t really visible to anyone.
With so many color options, I would love to see them! Please share your photos on my EyeLoveKnots Facebook page!
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