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Would you like to make some earrings?


I now have kits for those of you who would like to try your
hand at making a pair of one of a kind Parts of Art earrings. The kits will be available soon on my online store, sandyartparts.etsy.com, or at my shows. Each kit contains an assortment of dried acrylic paint, papers, canvas, beads, and all the findings you will need. To see a video on how to make the earrings from the kit, simply paste this link into your browser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzS6_TMk30U

Once you make a pair of earrings, if you email me a photo of them and you will receive credit to shop in my online store!
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with using all kinds of wonderful stuff from my studio. Enjoy!

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