Spice up your jewelry collection by turning sunflower seeds into mini Mexican ristras, strings of dried chilis said to bring good fortune.
For each pair, use a cotton swab to paint 10 unshelled sunflower seeds with red acrylic paint, then set them on waxed paper to dry. Cut the floss into ten 4-inch-long pieces. Tie a knot in each piece, about 1/4-inch from one end.
Use your finger to spread tacky glue around the wide end of a seed. Splay the short end of a piece of floss and press the threads onto the glue (A). Repeat this process with all the seeds and let the glue dry.
For each earring, knot together two strings and trim one about J inch above the knot. Tie on another string (B) and again trim one just above the knot. Continue in this manner until you have a bunch with five peppers. Trim the last strings and attach the ristra to an earring wire (C).