DIY Jewelry Project: Glitter Geometric Earrings

DIY Jewelry Project: Glitter Geometric Earrings

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This winter, try taking the geometric trend for a spin with our latest easy DIY project. This time we’re working with oven-bake polymer clay – it’s a great base when it comes to creating your own jewelry components from scratch. The great thing about clay is that it’s so forgiving; if you need to re-mold it, you can!

Bring in some glitter, add in a few rhinestones, and you’ll have yourself a set of sparkly ear candy that’s both inexpensive and unique.

Supplies:

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Decoupage glue
Extra fine glitter
Ovenbake polymer clay (same color as the glitter)
Strong craft glue – such as E6000
Small rhinestones (2)
Pair of stud earring posts
Paintbrush
Craft scissors
Parchment paper/aluminum foil
Metal cookie sheet and access to an oven

Directions:

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1. Create a ball of clay measuring about 1.5 inches in width.

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2. Using a jar or other sturdy cylindrical item, flatten the clay by rolling it out.

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3. Using the craft scissors, cut the flattened clay into a geometric shape of your choice. I chose a hexagon; other ideas include triangles, squares or diamonds.

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4. Push the rhinestones into the center of the clay to create an indentation. This will create a built-in setting for the rhinestone.

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5. Remove the rhinestones and place the clay on a metal cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake according to the directions on the clay’s packaging.

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6. After the clay has completely cooled, apply a layer of decoupage with the paintbrush.

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7. Pour glitter onto the baked clay.

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8. Carefully shake off the excess. Repeat on the second piece and leave to dry.

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9. Once dry, add more decoupage to the edges.

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10. This will allow you to cover up the sides. (Since the top side is now dry to the touch, I picked them up and dipped them into the excess glitter from the eighth step.)

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11. Glue the rhinestones to the geometric-shaped base.

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12. Glue the earring posts to the reverse side. Let dry.

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Now rock your new pair of fabulous earrings!

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we heartsters – How are you wearing the geometric trend this season?

photos: Kirsten Nunez (DIY tutorial) and Haruka Sakaguchi of The Denizen Co. (street style)

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6 thoughts on “DIY Jewelry Project: Glitter Geometric Earrings”

  1. @kirsten-nunez – I am so glad to have you back and sharing your DIYs! I’m enjoying seeing yet more 80’s trends come back in style again – I can’t look at the geometric trend without seeing old 80s videos in my head – and that’s a good thing.

    Love this simple and wearable how to! And I have never heard of of a standard oven baking clay – cool. (Cause I don’t see me having access to a kiln anytime soon – hee.)

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