(Fabulous soundtrack: Fed Up by AM Taxi)
Last week I was admiring these Marc by Marc Jacobs faceted earrings.
But they disappeared from Shopbop so I set out to make my own. I think they turned out pretty awesome and plan on wearing them for New Year’s.
If you’d like to give it a try I have a kit for sale in my Etsy shop that includes all of the tools, supplies and instructions to make two pairs of earrings for $10.
Edited 11/27/12: Sorry, no longer available! Too busy running Whimseybox now, but you might like to check out the great DIY and craft kits we have there instead!
Or, if you want to do it on your own, here’s what you’ll need:
0.25 oz polymer clay
1 pair earring studs
Jewelry adhesive (E600) or Super Glue
Acrylic paint – I mixed 1/2 Folk Art 660 Metallic Pure Gold and 1/2 Folk Art 580 Metallic Taupe to get the color I wanted
Razor blade (or polymer clay blade)
A few final thoughts: This was a fun and simple project that only took about an hour. You could just use gold colored clay, but I like the look of the paint. I’m already brainstorming my next project, a ring…