Sequins and Smoothfoam are in fashion!

 

Who said disco was dead? Add some sequins to Smoothfoam and you’ll have a pair of fashionable disco ball earrings that will have you swinging to your favorite dusty dance mix. They’re super light, despite their size. Wear them out on the town tonight – they’re sure to get attention!

Smoothfoam disco ball sequin earrings by Lindsay Obermeyer

 

Supplies:

Two 1-1/2″ Smoothfoam balls
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
60 silver sequins
Two 1-1/2″ lengths of silver chain
2 silver jump rings
Two 2″ headpins
2 round silver filagree beads
2 french earring wires
Toothpick
Paper awl
Round needle nose beading pliers
Regular beading pliers

1.   Poke a hole with the awl straight through the center of each Smoothfoam ball, top to bottom.

2.  Spread a little glue on one section of a ball.  Pour a little glue on your work surface and dip a toothpick into it, then use the glue tip to pick up a sequin and position it on the ball with the cup-side facing outward. Cover each ball with sequins like this – poke another toothpick into the bottom of the ball as a handle to hold. Poke each ball into a scrap piece of Smoothfoam and allow to dry thoroughly.

3.  Add a bead to the bottom of a head pin and slide the pin up through the sequined ball. Put the pin through the last link of one chain and curl the tip of the headpin into a loop with the round pliers.

4.   Add the ball and chain to an earring wire with a jump ring, using both pliers, repeat with the second ball.

 

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