Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Pasta Machine and Cookie Cutter (optional)
120 4mm Hot Fix Crystals
Hot Fix Crystal Applicator
Black acrylic paint
Jewelry Head Pins and Earring Hooks
To get started, You need two balls of clay as close to the same size as possible. There's lots of ways to achieve this, but I leaned on one of my favorite polymer tricks. I put a nice sized piece of Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material in a sandwich bag. I left the top of the bag open then pushed it through my pasta machine on the largest setting starting at the bottom of the bag. This created one large sheet at roughly the same thickness all the way across. I cut off the side of the bag to access the clay without changing its shape and used a cookie cutter to get two equal pieces.
Special Notes about dipping:
- Be VERY VERY VERY (did I get enough VERYS?) quick about it. Do not leave your earring in there more than a second. The clay will dissolve if you linger!
- Immediately after you dip it, roll it around on a paper towel to get any excess water away from the clay and off of the crystals.
- Use a warm or hot blow dryer to dry the paint to prepare the clay for a second dipping
- To deepen the color, repeat - dip, roll, blow dry - as many times as required.
UPDATE: The earrings are all finished!
To finish them up, Use a rounded pair of pliers. Turn the top of the headpin into a nearly closed loop. Hang the earring hook on your nearly closed loop, then make it a completely closed loop.
See more including me wearing them on this post at TheBoredZombie.com!
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