Introduction: J'adore Junk Earrings

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These are great earrings to make with leftover findings, supplies, and charms!  And they make an instant statement!

– Capiz shells w/ drilled holes (I purchased mine at Michaels)
– Plastic pearly hearts (also purchased at Michaels)
– random jewelry findings, jump rings, spacers, rhinestones, etc.
– Liquid Fusion glue
– toothpick
– red glossy spray paint
– clear spray sealer
– 2 ear wires
– round nose pliers
– paper plate
– newspaper or cardboard surface
– tweezers
– camera phone or digital camera

Step 1: Arrange Charms and Findings on Capiz Shells

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On a flat surface lay out your wooden disk and various findings. Play around with shapes and combinations until desired collage look is achieved. At this point, I took a picture so that I could go back to this arrangement later.

Step 2: Lay Everything on Cardboard

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Lay out your various findings and disk onto cardboard, laying flat.

Step 3: Spray With Spray Paing

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Prepare area outside or in well ventilated area for spray painting. Following spray paint directions, apply several coats, letting dry in between each application. Make sure to also flip and paint other side as well. Don't overspray...this may cause puddling on your surfaces.

Step 4: Apply Glue

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Review your composition on your camera and start reconstructing your arrangement. I applied a little dab of glue to the backs of each finding and placed it onto my wood blank. Depending on how picky you are, you may want to use a toothpick to apply Liquid Fusion or arrange your findings using tweezers. Let dry thoroughly.

Step 5: Add Earwires, Jump Rings, and Your Done!

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Open and close jump rings with pliers and add to capiz shells. Open and hook ear wires to each jump ring and close.


crazzycatlady.anc (author)2011-08-04

These are really cute, I love them, and you did a great job with them too! :)

Boost (author)2011-07-29

Finally a Klingon jewlery ;-). Cool stuff, first I thought it was vaccuformed.

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