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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: http://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-Earrings-Instructables-Robot-Totoro-Gir-T/
 
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Step 1: Materials

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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

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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 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 8: Add Earring Findings, Coat, and Wear!

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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!
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Amazing painting can u make an instructable on painting I'm not a very good oainter
emilygraceking (author)  charlieanderin1 year ago
Thank you! Maybe I will make an instructable with some painting tips for teensy objects. Thanks for the suggestion.
Sorry painter
ccarreer1 year ago
Sweet! I love 'em! Totally trying this.
emilygraceking (author)  ccarreer1 year ago
I would love to see the result, and good luck!
haha soo cool
i like your green pig earrings too
D00M993 years ago
I couldn't find Bake Shop at Michaels...anywhere else I could get it (preferably with coupons? XD) ?
emilygraceking (author)  D00M992 years ago
You can probably get it at Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or online. Joann's and Hobby Lobby usually have coupons as well.
Thanks so much! Just made some.
loved the game, loved the earrings
lkitts3 years ago
great job
JosiesWorld3 years ago
these are amazing me and my friends are big angry birds fans i may just have to make them all some for christmas
Mr.Sanchez3 years ago
Neat Painting...soooo sweeeet...!!!
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?
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. :)
emilygraceking (author)  Batness3 years ago
I will definitely have to keep an eye out for those screw-in rings, those sound awesome. Thanks for the tip!
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!
onrust3 years ago
What don't you do that isn't awesome? I really dig your paintings.
emilygraceking (author)  onrust3 years ago
Wow, thank you so much. Painting is my passion!

But, to answer your question, I am not awesome at tennis.
sunshiine3 years ago
Those are so cute!
emilygraceking (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Thank you!