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10 July 2014

DIY ::: Half-Circle Dangle Earrings with Aki

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I have always admired clay jewelry pieces and inspired by the creators brave enough to create them.  Though I have used clay for simple projects (like these plant tags and these ornaments), I have never branched out into jewelry.  Somehow it seemed far more difficult.  Well, let me tell you, Aki has changed all that.  She breaks down this simple project today into bite-sized pieces and I am ready to make my own clay jewelry.  Are you ready to dive in?  Take it away Aki!   ~Amy


Hi guys it's Aki again from Minted Strawberry here today with yet another DIY jewelry tutorial. I was playing with some clay the other day and wanted to make unique-ish jewelry with it - at first I thought of making a scalloped bunting necklace in clay version, but then I changed my mind and it evolved into these one-of-a-kind half-circle dangle earrings.


In my opinion it did turn out pretty nice! Let's see how easy it is to do this, shall we?

Supplies:








Skewer stick


Instructions:



Roll your clay into a ball and flatten it - it helps to sandwich it between two pieces of paper
 and flattening it evenly with the help of a hardbound book or similar surface.


Divide your circle in two by cutting it in half. Add holes on either end of the half circles by using a skewer stick. Bake them according to the instructions on the polymer clay package that you used - mine was at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Do not overbake them or you'll risk scorching!


Now it's time to assemble the earrings! Use your jump rings to attach the earring hook on one end of the half circle and the bead dangle on the other end. I made the bead dangles by threading a bead cap, a bead and another bead cap onto one eyepin and looping the other end closed.


And it's done. I really love how it turned out - especially in this color combination. I hope you guys enjoyed my tutorial! 



What color combination will you try this in?

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I'm totally thinking metallics Aki!  Wouldn't these be lovely in copper? 
 Aki is the master of cool jewelry projects, so you must MUST skip on over to Minted Strawberry to learn more and start creating!



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