Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ecrafting "zigzag" (Missoni look a like design) Earrings

The world saw the wildness of design in the last few days. A designer who has made it quite large in several decades with his use of zig-zag lines has reappeared and is so hot!
Well I love his design, so simple but so appealing. I love earrings and the bigger the better.His design was just the thing I needed for some over the top earrings! These are my light to wear Chandelier style Earrings! You too can have some just follow some easy directions.

I decided to use my Fundamentals 1 SD card which came with my eCraft for a design that would work! I love this heart design and saw right away that the cut out would work with the heart as a topper for my earrings.
You can use any design that works for you. I also made up an image to use on fabric which I used for this project. Lets get started!
The first thing is to prepare your fabric for inkjet printing. I use a product called Bubble Jet Set 2000. It makes fabric (natural fabrics do best)able to be used in an inkjet printer. The image will remain and not run off of your item. I soak the cotton fabric in the Bubble Jet Set solution for five minutes and then after it is dry, it is then ironed on freezer paper cut eleven by eight and a half inches. It is now ready for the printer. My image was easy. I captured it from a pattern I made but remember you only want to use your own copyright free images. You can also use ready prepared inkjet ready fabric.
After printing I placed the fabric in the eCraft and cut out my design. The software that comes with the machine makes it so easy to place your design. This machine also works with "SCAL" and "MTC". I just love the ability to use programs to design and also the ability to use the eCraft's SD card library as well!
The eCraft makes cutting fabric so easy.
After cutting out all of my pieces I applied "heat-n-bond" to the back of my earring pieces so I could adhere them to each other.
I decided to use a thread called "button hole twist" to connect the pieces. This thread is very tough and works quite well for hold. The most work believe it or not was pulling the paper off and sticking the two halves together. I mirror imaged the two so they would hang correctly.
Once the pieces were placed together I punched the hole for the jump ring.
I am so excited I can't wait to wear these. I also decided to make these have a shiny surface so I used I used "modge podge" like coating on them. I love using fabric and find that the weight of most large earrings makes my ears pull. It is not very attractive at all. These earrings are large, bold and light! What a fashion statement!! I love them and hope you will too!

Thanks to my model!
Remember feel free to share comments, offer suggestions or ask questions. I want to have fun and want others to as well. Can't wait to see you next Tuesday!!


  1. oh wow these earrings are fabulous,.... I love love them.....

  2. Wonderful way to use the images on the SD card - love the fabric!