42 Days to Go: $2 Remake

Yep, that's $2 in the title of this one - I got a pair of most gorgeous appliqués that were just a buck a pop.  Check them out... New Dress A Day - DIY - Appliqués

I was first thinking about making shoe clips, but as the little wedding week got underway, and I saw some inspiration danglers at Anthropologie...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Applique Earrings

...and I thought I'd turn them into easy earrings, totally appropriate for a wedding!

I took a pair of earring hooks and two jump rings...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Hooks and Rings

...attached the rings to the hooks...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Attaching Jump Rings

...and then attached the rings to the appliqués! This was easy because the ends of the rings went right through the mesh material the beads and stones were attached to.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Attaching Appliqué

I clasped the ends of the jump rings shut...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Shut that Ring

...and had a glammy, shiny, perfect pair of blingy-earrings!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Finished Pair

I'm not one for dangling earrings without clip-on backs, thanks to years of wearing heavy Jem and the Holograms-style earrings, however these were light and gorge!

New Dress A Day - DIY - After Earrings

I can't wait to start going earring crazy now...get ready!!