It seems a waste to throw away
“orphaned” earrings. Do you have any ideas for how to use earrings that have
lost their match?
||One idea we
ran across for lone earrings was a French hook style earring being used at
the tail end of an unfinished knitting project. The hook was slipped
through the last completed stitch, which because of its curved shape, is
less likely to slip out of the stitch than the straight end of the
knitting needle. Since the earring was intact, it would be easy to find
and remove when the knitting is resumed.
A French hook style
earring can also make a handy book marker. The thin gauge of the wire will
not cause the binding of the book to split, and the low profile of the
earring will not extend over the top of the book, allowing you to return
it to your bookcase.
breaking down lone earrings with a pair of pliers will leave you with a
collection of jewelry components which might include ear wires, beads,
bead caps, and other jewelry findings such as filigrees or charms. Saving
these parts in an organized fashion may prove helpful on a future
occasion. Having a small stash of ear wires available will mean that loss
of an ear wire from another pair of earring will not be the end of wearing
those earrings. The charms and findings can be used in other projects like
scrapbooking or greeting card embellishments.
used as a
as a bookmark.