Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Trio of Hearts Earring Jackets

I'm one of those people who doesn't look her best in long, dangling earrings, but I like to wear my tatting. Back in the 1990s I made earring jackets for myself and my friends--little pieces of tatted lace that you can wear with your favorite post earrings. You just place the post through the designated part of the lace and then put them into place. The lace is so thin that it doesn't affect the fit of your earrings. This is a recent design and very simple if you can make dimpled rings. I think it looks best with small earrings so more of the heart shapes can be seen. My mother, my oldest daughter, and my great niece love them. They've requested several pairs in their favorite colors.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great idea!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That's a great idea! I have a difficult time with earrings, so I don't wear them very often. If I could, I'd have tons of tatted earrings!

God's Kid said...

Those are so sweet! :)

JB said...

I have to agree--that IS a great idea. Duh!!! I never even thought about that before. I actually pin my shamrock on my blouse with a pearl earring on St. Patrick's day. My only question is do you spray them with a "scotchgard" type product to keep makeup from staining them?

Eliz (tatknot) said...

JB, I have never pre-treated my earring jackets. When they need to be cleaned, I clean them as I would any other tatted piece and lay them out flat to dry. So far, makeup stains have not been a problem. I think it might be more of an issue with dangling earrings than with these 'jackets' for post earrings.