Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flower Earrings

So, I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of my locker, but here is a tut on the flower earrings: First, you will need Tacky Glue* , a toothpick, a butter knife, earrings (flat topped- you can get these at Roberts, made especially for crafts like these), and Sculpey or other sort of polymer clay.

This tutorial may seem confusing (and sorry, the pictures are kinda bad), but it is SUPER easy. I made at least five or six pairs after this :o). First step is to roll a ball of sculpey out and cut it in half. It should be about the size of quarter- maybe a bit larger, but it all depends on how big your earring pieces are, and how big you want your earrings to be.

Next, you'll want to cut a small chunk out of one of the pieces of sculpey, and roll it into a snake. Then you flatten the 'snake' out, and curl it into a swirl like a burrito. This will be the center of the flower.

After that, continue to cut small bits of sculpey, roll them into balls, and press them flat, then flattening the edge a bit more.

These will be the petals of the flower. Keep doing this until you don't have any sculpey left. When that's done, press the petals onto the center of your flower, smoothing out the bottom with the toothpick. It will make it sooo much easier when you have to glue the flowers to the earrings!

Bake according to package directions.....
Then glue to the top part of the earring.

Now you're done!

Note: the Tacky Glue I bought didn't keep the flowers on the earrings, I don't know if that is the case, if the brands of glue are different, or if the earrings weren't the right kind of metal that worked with the Tacky Glue, but anyways, just try to keep that in mind.