Now that you’ve met Araya Jensen of Wind & Willow Home, you know why I’m obsessed with the paint-dipped-wood look. I wanted to see if I could DIY a pair of earrings that looked a little like something inspired by the look of Wind & Willow Home pieces. While Araya uses a custom-mixed rubber coating for her dip, I wanted to see if I could pull off the project with materials I had on hand. I also had a feeling the rubber coating concept is a technique that takes a LOT of practice.
Using some wooden disks and ball hook wire earrings I found at my local craft store, plus painter’s tape, acrylic paint, and some silver gilding liquid I had on hand, I was able to make a rough approximation of a Wind & Willow Home-inspired earring. In fact, I made two pairs. (OK, OK, technically, I made three pairs, but there was a small incident where toddler hands found the third set before the first coat of paint fully dried, and they ended up in the trash due to smudgy fingerprints everywhere.)
These were super quick to make, and I got several compliments on the white/silver pair when I wore them yesterday. They may not be actual Wind & Willow Home earrings, but until Araya starts an earring line, the DIY version will have to do!