How to Paint Rattan Earrings
I haven't been doing big earrings lately because they are usually very heavy. When I found these incredibly light earrings I had to have more and when I couldn't find the colors I was looking for, I had an idea!
First of all I love statement jewelry.
Big necklaces, large earrings, anything that grabs your attention and takes the attention away from other places! 😂
The problem I have is that I haven't worn big earrings in years because once you've reached a "certain age", your ear lobes don't look good with big earrings.
Do you know what I mean?
So when I found these beautiful light weight rattan earrings with posts, I was all in!
I bought one pair from Amazon to see how I would like them.
I loved them!
You don't even know you're wearing earrings!
They don't pull down your earlobes and they aren't heavy at all!
So I decided I needed a few more pairs... only problem was, they didn't make them in colors.
I ended up ordering a set of 4 neutral colored, light weight rattan earrings and I'd see what I could do with them.
I just love the textured look of the rattan!
The earrings in the set were all very similar but in different shades of tan and since there were 4 in the set I decided to paint a couple of them to get the colors I was looking for.
First I painted one of the pairs navy with craft paint.
You NEED navy earrings in the spring and summer.
I gave them one quick coat and let a little of the rattan show through.
The other pair I painted a light green... they ended up looking amazing too!
So now I have 5 pairs of light weight statement earrings to wear this summer and 2 are now in the perfect colors.
Hmmm... maybe I need matching rattan bracelets too?
So the moral of this story is... if you don't find the colors you need... use paint!
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