April 1, 2014

DIY Faux Labradorite Geo Drop Earrings

Fall For DIY Faux Labradorite Geo Drop Earrings

April Fools! No this is not a real gem stone… lol. Anyway…

Precious stones and sparkly gems are going no where in a hurry so I decided to try out another faux crystal jewellery tutorial. Rather than make another DIY pendant necklace I saw an opportunity to make these elegant faux labradorite Geometric Drop Earrings.

I think one of my favourite things about these earrings is that they can be worn in two different ways. The chain in slipped onto the earring post before putting it in the ear and can be easily removed leaving a small and understated faux labradorite stud. I guess this is the day to disco of accessories!

 

Materials:

1.5mm Gold Copper Wire

5cm Small Link Chain

Black and White Polymer Clay

4 x Jump Rings

Earring Posts

Strong Glue

FFDIY Faux Labradorite Geo Drop Earrings

The first part of this tutorial follows the same steps as my DIY Faux Geode Pendant below. Follow the first two steps of this tutorial and then come back and follow the rest of this tutorial:

Fall For DIY Faux Geode

Faux Labradorite Geo Drop Earrings FFDIY

To make the droplet:

1. Bend your flattened wire around a cylindrical object to make a rounded drop shape and cut any excess off the end.

2. Mix small pieces of black polymer clay into the white. Keep mixing until you have a grey marble effect then break up small flecks of black clay and roll the grey marble into them.

3. Halve the clay mixture and squash each half into the droplets.

4. Use a craft knife to cut slices from the dome to create the geometric shape.

Faux Labradorite Geo Drop Earrings Fall For DIY

To make the stud:

1. Gather up the leftover polymer clay shavings and roll them into a ball. Use your knife to cut it in half. These will be your stud.

2. Bake the droplets and the studs in the oven on a medium heat for about half an hour.

3. Glue the stud domes to the earring posts and leave to dry.

4. Cut the chain into two and attach one jump ring to each end of the chain. Attach one end to the drops and thread the other end onto the earring post.

Fall For DIY Geo Faux Labradorite Drop Earrings

So which do you prefer. Simple studs or droplets?

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9 thoughts on “DIY Faux Labradorite Geo Drop Earrings

  1. Kelly

    Came here from Reddit! I was about to Pin this when I realized you’re the one who made the concrete heart necklace tutorial! I LOVED that. I just looked through your tutorials and I’m soo happy you have one that looks like faux druzy earrings :) I’ve been looking all over for something like that. Thanks for making all these great tutorials!

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  2. gemma

    It’s so nice that you can make these from wire and clay only, mostly you have to buy some stuff for jewelery like this. Love them

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  3. Marissa

    These look so high quality! One question though: Is the jump ring actually attached to the post or is it only held there by an earring backing. I would be worried that the two pieces would be seperated in my mound of earrings!

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