Last week I shared my version of Anthro's Tiny Tea Rose Posts, this week is similar but we're doing Violet Post earrings this time! I'm only using materials I have on hand for all of these :)
What You Need:
* Polymer clay (Dark blue, green, white)
* Clear seed beads
* Aerosol varnish/glaze
* Clay cutting blade
* Earring post blanks
* Super glue
* Bead glue
* Oven :D
What To Do:
Blend some white and green to get a nice shade of green (as I explained last week ^_^), and take a hunk of your dark blue. Kneed both colours until malleable.
Cut off portions so that you have ten small balls of blue and four ovals of green. This is for a pair of earrings :)
Flatten three of the blue balls into circles and arrange them as shown below, then use your toothpick to join the three circles in the middle.
Flatten two more balls of blue and join them gently to the back of your piece, like so:
Repeat to make a second earring piece.
Flatten your green ovals and pinch the ends to make leaf shapes, then gently attach them to the back of your flowers, in the position shown here:
Put these on some baking paper on a tray, and bake according to the instructions on the clay packet.
When the earring pieces have baked and cooled, you could use some black acrylic to highlight the centres of your flowers. I plan to try this next time, but forgot this time! Oops! You can also spray the pieces with varnish or some other kind of glaze to make them nice and shiny. I at least remembered to do this, but forgot to take a photo *facepalm*
When everything is dry, pop a dab of bead glue in the centre of each piece and sprinkle your seed beads into the glue.
I used super glue instead of bead glue without thinking, and ended up with a yucky opaque coating on my beads :( So use bead glue, hot glue or something else! Not super glue XD
Use super glue to attach your earring post blanks to the back of each clay piece.
You're done! Here's the obligatory black and white photo of me showing off my new earrings ;)
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