I am sure you have these neon beauties on the web before. These earrings are hand painted by Irish designer, Tom Binns. His collection is a full array of pieces that feature his hand painting skills along with sparkly gems and other playful embellishments such as skulls or safety pins!
I personally love the bright colors he uses on many of his pieces and see quite a few items that I wouldn't mind adding to my jewelry collection if I could afford them. The earrings above cost $225. Gulp.
Some creative bloggers have seen these as inspiration for some DIY projects. Jewelry + paints + spare time = a personalized piece that cost way less than the inspiration! Here are a few that I just love!
Emily from cupcakes and cashmere painted this vintage brooch with nail polish! Everyone has nail polish laying around! See her tutorial here.
Grace from Stripes & Sequins went all the way on her DIY project - she actually made the earrings! And they are a pretty close replica of the Tom Binns earrings featured above! See her tutorial here.
These ladies have made it possible to own that pricey "must have" jewelry item - they are only a DIY project away! I might have to paint a pair of earrings (or a necklace...or a brooch...or a bracelet!) for myself!
Have you made any Tom Binn's inspired pieces? Let me know!