Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1 Is A Lonely Number + Stella & Dot Garden Party Chandelier Earrings - Closed

Hi girls,
These Garden Party Chandelier earrings by Stella & Dot are one of my favorites. In true me fashion, I lost one of the earrings the first time I wore them (obviously).

Fast forward: I got another pair (thanks, Tracy!) and now I'm left with a set + 1.

So, what to do with the lonely, solitary earring? That's where you come in.

Give me a great DIY idea as to what I can do with the one, single earring.  Leave me your idea in a comment below and if I choose yours, you just may just receive a little fashionable something in the mail...

Go on... be brilliant. Bring me my first DIY post idea.


UPDATE: Because I've gotten a lot of great responses to this post (along with some duplicate ideas) I've decided to make this an official random giveaway - the post will be open until Wednesday, January 18th, and will close at Midnight on that date.  Winners will be chosen using


alison*elle said...

So glad you were able to replace your lost earring with a new pair! I would turn the lone one either into a brooch (add a pin back), barrette (add a backing), or a bracelet (add chain).

xo, alison*elle

paige said...

Turn them into hair pins, they would be gorge!

Christy said...

Agree w hair pins or put a back on it and make it a mid tenth necklace!

Sandra said...

Turn them into a necklace! Link the circles together and add some chain or thin leather rope to the ends and make a statement necklace.

Melificent said...

Shoe clips, attach to a headband?

Andrea said...

Barrette or Child's belt buckle. Child who appreciates fashion and won't try to eat.

annette tang said...

i think they would be perfect as collar ornaments!


Kirstin Marie said...

I think you could do so much with it! You could create a necklace, a ring, wear it on your collar as a brooch, maybe turn it into a bracelet...there's so much to do with such a pretty piece!

veronika said...

i love the colour of your earrings and losing stuff happens also to me every time i go out :)

Mae said...

Can you take them apart and make 2 little studs? Shoe clips? A necklace. Wear it as brooch. Hot glue it to just about anything...a plain headband, a pin for your hair. So fun! :)

Kara said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! I'm thinking some kind of brooch would be nice, Or pin it to a hat perhaps :)
xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

The first thing I thought of was glueing it on bobby pins and making it a hair piece, but I think peeps have already said that :)

Hmm, I would also glue them on a bangle (like from F21) and make a cool bracelet!

Red Soles and Red Wine

weheartbeauty said...

omg I LOVE Stella & Dot! I definitely think making it a hair piece would be adorable with this :)

xox Lara of

Adelyn said...

A hair piece would be really cute but if you were feeling more daring and wanting to make a really great collar you could use this as a broach type thing.

You’ll need:

A brightly colored or patterned button-down. You’ll be cutting the collar off, so either buy a new shirt to use for this project, find one for cheap at a thrift store, or use an old favorite shirt that’s past its prime. I think this DIY would look awesome with a patterned shirt or a plain as well, so no need to run yourself ragged when looking for something neon.

An interesting button or brooch.

A needle



Step 1 — Unbutton the shirt, making it easier to remove the collar.

Step 2 — Starting on one side of the shirt, begin to carefully cut the collar off, being very careful to cut just below the area where the collar is sewed on. This will keep the collar in tact, meaning you will have very little sewing to do.

Step 3 — Once the collar is completely cut off from the shirt, trim any edges or lose threads that might still be left.

Step 4 — Thread your needle with about 6-12 inches of thread, and secure the ends with a knot. Poke the needle through the collar from the back, about half an inch above the buttonhole that’s already there.

Step 5 — Thread the button or broach through the needle.

Step 6 — Once the button is on the thread, poke the needle back through the collar slightly below the area where it first came up. This will help stabilize the button.

Step 7 — Repeat steps 4-6 several more times to ensure that the button is on securely. On the back of the collar, tie the two ends of the thread together in a knot, and trim any excess that reminds.

Step 8 — Try your collar on. You should be able to fasten it using the button and buttonhole that was already on the collar. The decorative button you sewed on should be in the middle of collar.

I love this and it would be SO cute with your single earring!


Anonymous said...

I too lost one of my garden party earrings but it was of the purple variety which they don't make anymore I guess. If someone knows where to buy one earing let me know. I loved those earrings :(

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