Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tree branch earrings and a GIVEAWAY!

Lately I have been looking at our fireplace, dreaming of fires that will never get started. You see, we have a wood burning fireplace with a crazy draft so we have it covered and blocked. In the eight years we have been here in this house we've had about 2 or 3 fires. Dead serious. So what to do with all of this firewood?

I am thinking about painting the owl all white. What do you think?

Make earrings! In the past I showed you how to make buttons out of tree branches and this is basically the same idea. Of course you can always make the buttons and glue them to an earring post. That is what I am going to do in addition to this earring.

Here is what you will need:

  • Tree branch or twig/ log
  • Hand saw or miter saw
  • Mod Podge
  • Earring hooks
  • Jewelry pliers 
  • Drill
  • Jump rings
  • Scrap paper if desired
  1. First you cut your tree branch, mine is about 1.75- 2". Cut it about 1/8" thick.
  2. Drill a hole into the top of the earring, fairly close to the top to accommodate a jump ring.
  3.  Cut out your image onto scrap paper...endless possibilities!
  4. Mod Podge your paper onto the earring. I also made a plain pair that I just lacquered. Equally pretty!
  5. Mod Podge over the whole earring and let dry!
  6. Attach jump ring and hook
  7. Wear and enjoy!

 Now for the GIVEAWAY! You can win any of the following necklaces and 2 winners will be chosen. All you have to do is:

Follow me via Google Friend Connect and let me know which necklace you would choose. ***EDIT- since I am giving away 2 necklaces, please put your 1st and 2nd choices in your comment:). I didn't think that through, haha!***

That's it! Good luck! Oh, and let's close the giveaway on November 16th!

The choices:







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-Trashy Betty- said...

Im following you via google!! :) And, I would DEF choose the owl necklace!! :) Gorgous!

Kitty said...

I'm following you, and I LOVE the #2 the green and black necklace! Its my favorite color combination!! SO perfect!

Mandy said...

now following, and
i love #2 - green is my thing!

Brandy said...

I'm a follower/ worshiper :-) I am coveting necklace #2!!!

Marc, Julia, and Cole said...

following you:) Brandy already picked #2, so I chose #3 :D

Bre said...

following! I love 6, 7 and 8! They're all lovely...and I know I didn't put just two choices...but its too hard to pick!

Callie said...

My favorite is number 5 and then number 2.

They are all lovely!


Libbi said...

7 Is definitely my first choice, my second choice is 2

Ruri said...

I follow via GFC.
My first choice is #2 and my second choice is #7!


Janice said...

I follow you via GFC. I like #3 and then #2.


Marlowe said...

Im a follower on GFC and my favorites are 3 and 4. SOOO cute!
marloweopat at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Follower with GFC (oona) and I love #4 and #6, they are amazingly adorable! Love the wood grain and foresty critters.
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Hilary said...

I love #2 (like everyone else) and #7! Great work!!

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... said...

I am following you via GFC!
I love #2 (1st) and #3 (2nd)!!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. You do beautiful work.

jhitomi said...

I am proud to be your 100th follower (Yay!) ...1st choice would be the mutlicolored four flowers, 2nd choice the one with the heart brooch on it. They are all lovely.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love them all...#3 is my first pic and #2 is my second pic!!!! I'm a follower:)


Anonymous said...

I love #2, green is my favorite!
Thanks for the giveaway. Carli-DimplePrints

PS, I would paint the owl white!

Jessica Hills said...

#2 and #5 are my faves! I am a new follower.

If you would like to do a giveaway on my blog please let me know! Thanks!

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

I follow and love numbers 2 and 3....

Kendall said...

I follow you via google friend connect :)

and my two favorite necklaces are #2 and #5, that green and black one is so awesome, green if my favorite color!


Teton Cocoa Company said...

I am following via google. I love #2 and after that I would take #5. I love them!!

Kristin said...

I am following you. I like number 2 and number 3!

Emily said...

I love #2 and #5!


liz said...

So in love with number 1 and 8 :)

So excited with the giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)


A + M + S said...

I follow you!!
My first choice is #2 (gorgeous!)

My 2nd choice is #3! (sooooo cute)


aleytac at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

#2 & #3 I follow you

rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

monaohmy! said...

Following on GFC. #2 1st choice & #4 2nd choice.

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I'm delighted to be a new Public Follower of Livvy Loo Who via GFC (Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster)
and to discover your lovely blog.

Here are my FOUR top favorites in the order of choice/preference:


They really are all splendid!


Anonymous said...

А! Semplice e dolce. Sto pensando di iniziare un altro blog o cinque molto presto, e sarò sicuramente prendere in considerazione questo tema. Keep 'em in arrivo!