A little bit of good news this week, we have our new flat! (hopefully, fingers crossed, touch wood) It’s been stressful enough. We’re only renting, but with our work schedules and other commitments we just seemed to be one step behind everyone else at all times. With the new flat comes the new office. This is where is gets good. I get to have a space dedicated to the blog. Everything in one place with space and light. Almost makes things too easy….
Anyway, here’s the latest DIY I’ve been working on. It’s another polymer clay based tutorial (I did warn you there’d be plenty of these!) combined with gold leaf and that glass glitter I had left over from this tutorial.
1. Roll two pea sized balls of polymer clay.
2. Using the end of a paintbrush make a small indent in one side of the ball and push the end of your earring into the other side. Do this at the same time to keep the rounded shape. (I’ve used very small earring backs here. If yours have larger bases create a flat back and glue them on after baking)
3. Push the edges in roughly to give a untreated effect.
4. Bake in the oven on a medium heat for around half an hour.
5. Coat the cooled polymer clay in craft glue and cover with gold leaf. Layer glue over the top to keep secure.
6. Once dry fill the with glue and glass glitter.
7. Cover the whole earring in a high gloss varnish (I used nail varnish)
I’ve had a lot of people messaging me asking where they can buy the supplies for the DIYs from, so I’ve done the hard work for you and sourced the correct supplies and listed them below:
Now you have no excuse not to make them!
I’ve made my earrings with a ice blue tint, but I think they would look amazing in white or dark blue, like a galaxy. The milky way in a golden shell… or something along those lines… ahem.