Feb 20, 2013

F U: Simple DIY Glitter Letter Stud Earrings


If you're here for the DIY, it's below photos.

      I must say that for the past couple of days I haven't been the most cheerful person under the sun. Those who know me know that I'm self-employed and I love the fact that I can work from home and have flexible hours. Besides, my boss can be pretty cool too from time to time. The downside is that I've completely forgotten the meaning of the word INCOME, not because of the lack of work, but because some assholes think that I'm more than happy to work for free for months at a time.
      I hate it when people say that we're all in the same boat, that times are hard for everyone. Yeah, well ... I disagree, not everybody works for free. I can't imagine that Nicki Minaj goes on stage, sings for 2 hours, then goes back to her trailer filled with white candles, only green M&M's, baby ponies spray-painted pink or with whatever she's into and waits for the organizer to come in and say: "Nicki, listen, I don't have any money right now to pay you, I'll try and get you some by the end of next month. Times are hard for everybody, you know." No. She gets her money. And I bet you her hourly rate is higher than mine, a lot higher.
      I could've just as easily spoken about Madonna, Swedish House Mafia, Ludacris, Amancio Ortega, Stefan Persson, Sergey Brin, Lionel Messi ... but since I mentioned Miss Minaj, let me touch upon another diva whose booty is just as big as her bank account and thus isn't anywhere near our sinking boat - Beyonce. True or false? Beyonce charges 1.200 dollars per VIP ticket for her show. That would be 100 % true. That's ONE THOUSAND AND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS. Not peanuts. Not empty Pepsi cans. Dollars. Is that bi...pedal creature serious? Somebody needs a reality check. Whereas I just need a frigging check, period.
      That's why I decided to make these F U earrings to put my anger to some use. This is my message to the economy, to all of the people who owe me money and to people who say that times are hard for everybody - F U.



      If you want to make similar statement earrings yourself, you can get the tutorial here, it's pretty much the same.
      This time, I used a cutting board and a utility knife. Make sure your board is clean and it doesn't smell of garlic (unless you want your statement to be I don't like vampires).
      Cut out a shape, completely cover it with a thick layer of glue and sprinkle glitter dust all over. Wait till it dries and then spray it with some hairspray so none of the glitter will fall off.
      Cut out an outline of that shape (this is where the cutting board and the utility knife come in handy) and glue the outline on the glitterified shape.
      You can make other letters or shapes just as easily and sprinkle them with glitter dust in different colors (a heart and a U, two ladybugs, strawberries, etc.).

      Thanks for reading! See you back on Friday and again next Monday and Wednesday.

      Peet


57 comments:

  1. i'm impressed. for real.

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  2. Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

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  3. thanks for the comments ;) great look

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  4. You're so right. Not everyone works for free. I do love the creativity of these earrings! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. That is so not cool...

    I hope you get your check soon!! just be vigilant and hound them!

    even the dalai lama works for world peace but he gotta eat like everyone else x

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  6. Nice earrings!

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  7. Lol I love Beyonce but thats fucking ridiculous. Love the earrings!

    xo Ashley
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  9. I love the idea of giving a message in this way. The earrings are great!

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  10. those earrings are stunning, very unique darl.

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  11. oh girl, you're my soulmate or something. What's your job ? I had the same shit over and over and now I ask the money in advance. People don't like it, but I tell them, "when you go buy your food, you don't pay in 3 months... so you pay now or nothing is even started". I've lost a lot of clients but guess what... the ones that wouldn't have paid me in the first place. And yeah I am still struggling. Sometimes I think I should give up and be a F****** slave and have a check at the end of the month. But I've been doing it and I know that would never work (I'd really rather be poor honestly, even though it gets old...). Anyway I'm on the same page ;)

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    1. So you know where I'm coming from. Maybe I should just quit working and get paid for doing nothing - I see a lot of people living it up on social support where they could've been working... Anyhow, I'm a translator.:)

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  12. I already follow your blog, now it's your turn ;)

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  13. I completely understand!
    I have the same problem too!! :)

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  14. Oh i hear you. Hope those people will have their karma. Live thw earrings

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  15. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog- amazing earrings! And love the while outfits:)

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  16. I'd to have these with my initials!
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  17. They look great! And I love "F" and "U" :D I would wear them often :D

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  18. Love the earrings. They suit you really well.

    What is your job? I wish I could work from home, although I think if I did, I wouldn't get much work done as I am way to distracted by everything in the world apart from what I am actually supposed to be doing.

    Corinne x
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    1. Yeah, sometimes the non-disciplined thing messes up with me too.:) I work as a translator...

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  19. I love this letter earrings!

    Agata
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  20. Great earrings dear, Amazing DIY !!!

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  21. I really like errings!<3


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  22. Cool DIY!

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  23. me encantan los pendientes, super originales!!!
    Te sigo en twitter y GFC!!!
    BESOS!!!

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  24. AMAZING!!
    Would you like to follow each other?!

    xoxo

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  25. haha too cute and really cool I love glitter! xx.gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  26. cute idea!

    Jessica
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  27. Thanks to everyone for commenting and reading and liking my little arts and crafts project.:)

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  28. love and agree with what you have to say and brilliant idea coming up with these earrings to combat the situation.

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  29. Where are you from dear?

    I understand this is one of the biggest issues for the self-employed and for freelancers, because people seem to take advantage. And like you said, if times are hard for everyone, maybe these people shouldn't be asking for your services because they can't afford them. At this point, you may have jobs but you get nothing from them except experience, and that's just not enough. I really hope things get better. Do you do contracts with your clients or is it more informal than that?

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    1. Hi, honey! I'm from Slovenia and I have contracts for all of my clients, but those mean nothing apparently. It's a pretty messed up situation for 75 % of the people everywhere, I guess...

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  30. wow, statements and meaningful earings , peet.
    here in my country, the income is kinda low , goods and stuff price are rising up like shit, especially, road tolls, petrol, food and so much more.one things that f.u is envy among staff in the office,esp among the older towards the younger generation, this is such a culture among Malay ladies, so tired of that.

    by the way, happy to hear youre working from home =)

    xoxo,
    Yati

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  31. Cool earings ! ^^

    Thanks for the comment. Stop by anytime again. Have a great weekend!

    Satu
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  32. I think you can also make a t shirt that reads "SAY NO TO SLAVE DRIVERS" -
    WTF - i hate it when people don't pay specially because they put you in an ackward situation when it should be THEM feeling akward.

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  33. I love your outfit !
    Your blog is so nice, I hope you"ll visit mine, I've just started it today !
    Kisses
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  34. damn you look gorgeous! and thanks for visiting my blog. would you like to follow each other? xoxo

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  35. you look lovely as usual! loving these diy earrings :)
    xxx
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  36. hey those earrings are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing this outfit post

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  37. You. Are. AWESOME. HAHAHA, that is ONE of a kind Statement Earring!!! >D I wish I have half your balls to do this to my boss not because they doesn't pay me but because I want an increase >D

    Go! Go! Go!!! Show them who's boss!! But just don't get yourself into trouble!

    P/s: Love Nicki Minaj's description. >D

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  38. that these cute earrings.
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  39. These are amazing and such a cool DIY project! Might try for myself :D

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  40. these are cool! can't beat a good bit of DIY x

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  41. Very nice, love simplicity, the shiny is great. Wonderful jewelry idea. Seems like they'd be fairly inexpensive to make, think two teenage grand daughters would love these. Next time I'm in craft store I'll be looking out for the supplies. Great post
    . Glad you had a good break, you deserve it. Sometimes other things like your family, friends deserve to come first before your blog.
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