A birthday for a friend of mine is coming up soon, so I decided I would give her something special. Since she loves to collect earrings, the only logical thing for me to do was to give her a unique pair of earrings that she couldn't get anywhere else. I wanted to make earrings for her that were not only hand-made, but also themed after her favorite game: Pokémon.
But why keep the process of making pokéball earrings a secret? Why not share the process with the world so that anyone could make a pair of pokéball earrings too? That's where this instructable comes in. I've documented every step of the process from beginning to end for all to see so that you too can make a pair of pokéball earrings for the people you care about too.
These make "super effective" gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, or just as a simple symbol of your appreciation for another person's friendship.
So, without further ado, let us begin!
Step 1: Tools and items needed
About one pound of normal pottery clay
Earring hooks, etc.
Circle cutting utensil
I was given limited tools and materials to make these earrings with. Granted, I could have just used plastic with an acrylic coat, but I wanted something that had more of a hand-made look to them. Besides, they mean much more to the person you give them to when you can tell they’ve been hand-made.
Once you have your tools and materials, you can move on to the next step: rolling out the clay.