Introduction: Angry Birds Earrings


Pigs got you down? Smash their homes to bits with these super angry bird earrings!

This Instructable will show you how to make some earrings for your most Angry Birds addicted friends.

These instructions assume you have basic clay-building skills and an understanding of how to properly attach clay pieces together. If you need more detailed instructions on these things before crafts some angry birds, see my instructable on Geek Earrings here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-Earrings-Instructables-Robot-Totoro-Gir-T/

Step 1: Materials


TOOLS:
- A needle
- Pliers
- Oven
- Bread pan or other deep, oven-safe pan
- Paintbrush

MATERIALS:
- White polymer clay. I tried out a kind called "Bake Shop" that was less than half the cost of Sculpey III or Fimo, and while it was much softer than I am used to, it seems to have come out stronger after baking. Plus at only $1 for the same sized block as the $2.75 blocks of Sculpey and Fimo, I will probably use this clay from now on.
- Acrylic paints in red, white, yellow, and black
- Clear nail polish
- Wire

Step 2: Draw Your Angry Design

It always helps me to draw out the design of my shapes and break it all down into very simple forms. I've found that doing this little drawing really saves time and thought process later.

Step 3: Body, Eyes, and Angry Eyebrows

Roll two same-sized balls of clay for the bodies of the birds.

Roll four small same-sized balls for the birdie eyeballs. Use a needle or toothpick to mark where you will put the eyes and make sure it is all evenly spaced. Scratch the surface of the body around the toothpick mark and scratch a small area on each eyeball. Pressing the scratched areas together, flatten the eyeballs onto the body.

Roll four tiny same-sized balls for the black of the eyes and press onto the eyeballs.

Make four small snakes, score the forehead and the snakes, and press above the eyes to make angry eyebrows.

Step 4: Belly and Beak

Roll out two same-sized circles and flatten on your work surface into circles. Score one side lightly and score the belly area on the body. Press the belly onto the body of the bird.

Form two medium-sized pyramids our of clay and shape into beaks. Score and attach to the face between the eyes.

Form two small-sized pyramids, score, and attach to the body below the other beak.

Step 5: Feathers, Tail, and Eyelet

Roll out little snakes for the head feathers and the tail and attach using the scoring method.

Gently press a jump ring into the top feather on the head and use a needle, toothpick, or other tool to push some clay through the jump ring. If you need to you can add a tiny clay rope through the ring to further secure the ring. Make sure it doesn't fall off!

Having said that, mine fell off during baking. If this happens, you can just superglue the ring in place.

Step 6: Bake the Little Birdies

Bend some wire to create low points for each earring to sit so that the earring doesn't touch any part of the pan. Affix the wire to your pan in some way--mine has convenient holes on the sides for easy attachment.

Bake at 275F for 15 minutes.

Step 7: Paint!

Paint the body and head feathers red and let dry. Paint all the white--the eyes and the belly, then the black eyes, eyebrows , and tail feathers. Mix some yellow with a little bit of red to make perfect beak-orange and paint the beak.

After you finish painting, go back and paint the red again. Clean up any missed areas.

Step 8: Add Earring Findings, Coat, and Wear!

Use pliers to add earring findings to the angry birds and give the whole birdies two coats of clear nail polish.

Wear your new geeky earrings around the city!

Comments

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twisha looks as jem made it! (author)2016-11-12

so cute i really wanna make these in my home

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charlieanderin made it! (author)2013-07-01

Send the link to charlieanderin

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charlieanderin made it! (author)2013-06-29

Amazing painting can u make an instructable on painting I'm not a very good oainter

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2013-06-30

Thank you! Maybe I will make an instructable with some painting tips for teensy objects. Thanks for the suggestion.

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charlieanderin made it! (author)2013-06-29

Sorry painter

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ccarreer made it! (author)2013-04-17

Sweet! I love 'em! Totally trying this.

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2013-06-18

I would love to see the result, and good luck!

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AussieAnglerGal made it! (author)2012-09-24

haha soo cool
i like your green pig earrings too

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D00M99 made it! (author)2011-12-10

I couldn't find Bake Shop at Michaels...anywhere else I could get it (preferably with coupons? XD) ?

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2011-12-27

You can probably get it at Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or online. Joann's and Hobby Lobby usually have coupons as well.

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101strawberryfields made it! (author)2011-12-26

Thanks so much! Just made some.

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Welsh is best made it! (author)2011-12-20

loved the game, loved the earrings

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lkitts made it! (author)2011-11-14

great job

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JosiesWorld made it! (author)2011-11-13

these are amazing me and my friends are big angry birds fans i may just have to make them all some for christmas

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Mr.Sanchez made it! (author)2011-11-02

Neat Painting...soooo sweeeet...!!!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2011-11-01

Those are adorable! Two questions, where do you get your "Bake Shop" clay, and do you find the jump rings to be strong enough to stay on the clay?

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Batness made it! (author)Batness2011-11-01

Nice Instructable! :)

Bake Shop is a brand of Sculpey; most craft stores carry Sculpey clay (I think Bake Shop is specifically their holiday line).

I've never had good luck with plain jump rings into clay...instead I found these rings attached to a threaded pin (like to screw into the top of something) at Joanns, I use those for clay figures. :)

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2011-11-01

I will definitely have to keep an eye out for those screw-in rings, those sound awesome. Thanks for the tip!

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2011-11-01

Thanks! I found the Bake Shop clay at my local Joann Fabrics. It is Sculpey brand's clay that is made and marketed for children.

I have had a lot of luck with regular jump rings and clay with all my earrings.Just make sure that at least half the ring is fully enclosed in clay and that you are attaching clay pieces together with the scratching method. What I usually do now is get a straight wire with a ring at the end, stick it in the clay and pull it back out, bake the clay, add a drop of superglue to the wire, stick it back into the clay, and add one more drop of super glue at the entrance point of the wire

Good luck in your creating!

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onrust made it! (author)2011-11-01

What don't you do that isn't awesome? I really dig your paintings.

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2011-11-01

Wow, thank you so much. Painting is my passion!

But, to answer your question, I am not awesome at tennis.

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sunshiine made it! (author)2011-11-01

Those are so cute!

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emilygraceking made it! (author)emilygraceking2011-11-01

Thank you!

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