Eco-fashion earrings made with toilet paper tube

I have an entire board on Pinterest devoted to toilet paper tube projects.  Mostly kids stuff: animals, characters, print making, bird feeder….I was craving something cooler than that.  I could feel that there is a way to make wearable art out of this often discarded item and last night I decided to give it a shot.

I painted the tube first with some acrylic paints.

Toilet paper art
Toilet paper tube earrings

I added a few marks, dots, lines…tips I learned from a class I took on line from Alisa Burke.  Then I cut it up into strips, some thiner some wider, some a bit oval, other a bit trapezoid.

Jewelry with toilet paper tubes

Then I stitched the sides on my sewing machine.  Added Triple Thick for added shine.  This actually makes them look leather-like.  My mom thought it was leather.  Tricked ya!!

Jewelry out of toilet paper

And then I got some wire, some beads, earring hooks.  Stylish, no?

Jewelry out of toilet paper tubes

Toilet paper tube jewelry

 

 

 

 

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