diy: glitter and clay earrings

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We love love working with clay and have loved working with Premo Clay on these earrings. This stuff is so versatile and easy to use. The perfect crafting medium. But, seriously. I've made so many jewelry pieces with clay and they all look so different yet, they all look great!
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To make these earrings you will need some Premo Clay, some glitter, 2 earwires, and some extra wire or 2 eye pins. Either will do. You will also need some jewelry pliers. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
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Start by mixing some glitter with a little bit of clay. Use as much or as little as you would like.
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I ended up adding three more rounds of glitter to get it mixed thoroughly.
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Take your eye pin and bend it into a teardrop shape with your pliers.
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Take a little bit of clay and fill in the empty space in the teardrop.
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Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
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Attach the earwires to the clay/wire pieces. If the earrings don't lay correctly, use a jump ring in between the two.
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diy: cold porcelain gemstone earring

It’s been about two months since I made my first batch of cold porcelain. I’ve been keeping it in a airtight box and bringing it out for bits and pieces every now and then and it’s still going strong! It’s a little tricky to make but so worth it. I found the recipe here on Pinterest but if you’re not keen to make your own, white clay will work just as well for this DIY.

I’ve been having an amazing time making faux gemstones out of pretty much every material I can think of. It’s surprising how much the material can change the overall aesthetic of an item. These porcelain stones look more like pearls than say these faux marble ones. I love the simplicity of the stones which give the earrings an understated glamour.
Materials: Cold Porcelain / Clay Gemstone Mould Earring Blanks Glue
Instructions: Take a small ball of your porcelain/clay and press it firmly into the mould.
Carefully peel the porcelain/clay out of the mould trying not to distort the shape at the same time.
Cut the excess porcelain/clay off the shape giving the edges a sharp, clean look and leave overnight to harden.
Using a strong glue secure the earring blanks to the back of the gemstones and leave to dry.
Contributor Post by: Fran