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How to make "80s style" earrings from polymer clay

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This all started after watching 80s music videos on Youtube! And of course Jem!

Prep work before you start.
Make sure the area is clean and free of dust.
Wash your hands to ensure a good clean project.

Safety Precautions
This project requires use of a knife and should not be done by those under the age of 12. Even then supervision should still be required. 

Also follow all directions for baking your clay. Remember any tools you use for polymer clay are not used one food,

Tools and Supplies
Paper & Pencil
Scissors
Craft knife
Clay of your choice(I used Fimo soft)
Polymer clay glaze in glass finish
Flatback Crystals
Craft brush
Pasta Machine or roller [i.e. marker, rolling pin]
Tile 
Pliers
2 Ear wires
6 eyelit pins or wire
2 beads
Glue
Oven 
Pan

 
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Step 1: Template

Step 1 
Decide on a shape you want to use, I choose a heart, Sketch it out on the paper, this will be the template for your earrings, You'll need a large shape and small shape as shown, then cut them out. Next lightly fold the larger heart in half and draw a guide line down the middle. I wanted my large heart to have about 1/4 of inch width, its up to you decided how wide you want the outer shape to be, keep in mind you will need space remaining on the inside of the smaller heart.. Cut heart shape out middle out of the large heart once you've made decision.

Step 2:

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Step 2

Condition your clay and roll it out, I used setting 5 on my pasta machine, if you are using rolling pin  about 1/8 inch should work for thickness. Lay your clay down and place your template over it and carefully cut it out. Go slow for nice even lines. After you have the outside cut out ,remove it and clean up edges. 


Step 3:

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Step 3

Cut the center out and repeat for the second earring.  Also repeat this for smaller hearts in an alternating color. 
sjason22 years ago
I am off to try to make these now! It seems easy enough but we will see :-P If these turn out good then I will try making the same but stars!! :-D thanks for the great idea! (good, clear pics!)
ATatteredCanvas (author)  sjason22 years ago
Awesome I wanted make something anyone could do as well make their own variations of, I'd love to see a picture of your finished work!
Equinquinio2 years ago
These are amazing! I think I will make them and wear them with my favorite orange pants! =]]
ATatteredCanvas (author)  Equinquinio2 years ago
I'd love to see a photo!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Great tutorial!
ATatteredCanvas (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thank you!!! Glad you liked it!
ATatteredCanvas (author) 2 years ago
Glad you like it!!!
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
loveddddddddd it