An un-birthday gift

I have a good friend who never cares at all about celebrating her birthday. This year, she told her husband that she’d like to go out to dinner and they invited us along. I decided that I needed to make a remembrance for her anyway…it can be an un-birthday gift.

Was going through my leather scraps and decided to make her a pair of earrings. This pair were the first ones hot off the GF…to see if my design would work…and I’m keeping these for myself. (there’s a bit of gold rub n’ buff on them, which is OK, but not that great)

My friend Pat’s favorite color is red, so these are for her;

And, all the rest are products of my obsession…

These last two have pieces of cloth sandwiched inside.

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Those are great! I am sure she loved the un-gift gift! I love how the ring hangs through the top to catch the lower pieces. Very catchy! (yep, pun intended. heehee!)

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Delightful! (Did you sing the “Very Merry Unbirthday” song to her?) :wink:

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Why, then today is my un-birthday too!

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These are great earrings! Using colored hardware adds to their appeal, and the backing cards set them off really well.

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Happy UnBirthday!

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Love the red-on-red, and the blue peacock eyes.

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Haven’t gone with them, yet…not until the 15th. :smile:

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I was going to ask the same thing!

Let’s all congratulate me with a present, I agree…

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Dang! My timing is always just slightly off. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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These are really pretty! I love the different colors on this leather. Great job!!

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Nice earrings! That blue is nice! Love the idea of an unbirthday!

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Nice! I’m assuming you made the stamps for the center designs as well—came out great.

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Those are great!

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No…actually I didn’t. It’s a small set of metal stamps …of several different Native American symbols. Haven’t had that much ambition lately. :smile:

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Loved how you used the rings as part of the leather design.

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Looks great, nice use of scrap material.

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Love that you just rolled on with the variations. Pretty!

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That is such a unique way to hang the leather on the large jumpring. Really makes them stand out with that unusual design element!

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I’ve been working on some myself. Got a ‘cheap’ box of scrap leather - don’t know if it was dyes,finishes,types of leather,…but OMG the stench was awful!

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