How To: DIY Marc By Marc Jacobs Inspired Faceted Earrings

(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!

Faceted Earrings DIY Kit

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
Paintbrush
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…

 

23 comments

  1. Keely says:

    I love this tutorial I finally got around to trying it and I love how all my jewelry turned out. I also adapted a faceted nugget pendant from your tutorial and started making sets! Anyway thanks for the inspiration! here my blog posting about my finished product.http://kaleidoscopekanvas-kk.blogs
    pot.com/2011/07/faceted-diy-earring-and-necklace.html

  2. Allison says:

    Holy Toledo! I just discovered your site – Kelly from Design Crush linked you – and I am officially obsessed! I too am I DIY junkie so this stuff is right up my alley. I will be pinning and trying several of your projects asap!

  3. Kamila says:

    Thank you for sharing this video, I also share it on my blog hope you don’t mind.. This weekend I want to try to make something form polymer:) Have a wonderful weekend

  4. Keira says:

    I’m attempting to try these earrings but leaving fingerprints all over the clay. Is there a way to not leave so many prints all over them??

    • Alicia says:

      Some clay is softer than others. Try popping it in the fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes if the clay is super soft. Also, after it has baked you can use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth out any surfaces that show prints. Hope that helps!

  5. Jules says:

    I love this tutorial!
    I can’t seem to get clean facets, the clay (premo) keeps smooshing. I am using a gently used switch blade my my fiancés toolbox. Do I need a brand new blade?
    Thank you!

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