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Piranha Plant Earrings!

I absolutely love Mario Brothers.
And I absolutely love geek inspired crafts.

These Piranha Plant earrings are my favorite to date!

Step 1: Supplies

Let's make some.

You will need:
RED, GREEN and WHITE polymer clay
1 toothpick cut in half
2 Earring studs (and backs)
hobby knife

Step 2: Step 1: RED

Roll 2 red balls.
Mine were 4 grams each and about the size of a large marble.
Cut out a notch with the hobby knife...so they look like pacman.

Take the earring back and gently push it in the open notch.

Push it barely under the surface and smooth the clay over it.
Careful not to push it in too deep or it will not go
through the ear lobe far enough to put the back on.
Smooth it out.
Repeat for the other side.

Step 3: Step 2: GREEN

Now for the greenery.

You will need...
2 mini marshmallow sized pieces.
2 tubes
4 leaves


Take a thin snake of green and roll it flat...
Add to the top edge of the marshmallows to make a planter pot...
Or a pipe?

Now take those short tubes and cut a toothpick in half.
Push a pick through each tube.
Insert the blunt end into the pipe piece.
With the sharp point ready for the head.

Step 4: Step 3: RED AND GREEN

Insert the toothpick through the red head.  Make sure it is going to pierce
through the main part of the head and not come out the mouth.

Pinch and smooth on the leaves to the sides of the tubes.
Sometimes lightly scoring the clay helps it adhere easier.

Step 5: Step 4: WHITE

Now the white.
Make a thin snake.
And give that open mouth some lips?
And add some spots on the back of the head.
I did 3.  Repeat for the other side.

Bake in the oven according to package directions.
I baked mine at 275* F for 25 minutes.

Let them cool completely and admire.
Now add on those earring backs...or stick them right into your ear!

Step 6: Wear in True GEEK Fashion!

And no matter how you wear your hair,
they will look amazing!
Just like a little piranha plant biting your ear.
You could add teeth and a tongue...but they wouldn't show.

You will get lots of attention too!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesome crafts!
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I've got to say, i thought those were Christmas trees!<br>
<p>I'm using Google Translator.<br>I did and this is the result, thank you very much, it's my first time with polymer clay and loved.</p>
oh ha ha ha ha<br>really awesome nat !!<br>lov'in it
<p>Made them! Thanks for sharing :-)</p><p>Making them was my first-ever project with polymer clay. It took me about 2,5 hours and boy, it's difficult to keep fingers and colours clean...</p>
<p>Awesome! You did a great job...love the teeth! Pretty incredible for your first-ever clay project! Nice!</p>
<p>:-) And thanks for the patch!!</p>
<p>Those are awesome earrings!</p>
<p>Awesome! Those are fantastic. Nice work.</p>
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<p>Love these silly earrings!</p>
<p>1 billion points! You win the internet! Best Instructable ever!</p>
<p>Please sell these on etsy!</p>
<p>They already are, just by another seller: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78730593/the-original-youch-piranha-plant</p>
<p>Your comment made my DAY! Thank you! If I get some more supplies I could start selling them...thanks,</p><p>Nat :)</p>
<p>Brilliant!</p>
Are they heavy? Polymer clay usually gets kind of heavy on the ears every time I make them.
<p>They look amazing!!</p>
<p>Ow wonderful. I know a present for a soon-to-be 14 year old :-)</p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Very cute! I've seen these before, but never how to make them; thanks for sharing a tutorial!</p>

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