DIY Wood Triangle Earrings

Okay, so a little while ago, I saw this inspiring diy on a blog that I knew I had to try.  Well, this is how it turned out!!!! 

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I LOVE how it turned out!! Eeek!! It is so cute! I love how the turquoise and gold paint complements each other so well!! 🙂 

Okay, so this is all I used to make these beauties:

-1/16 inch thick sheets of birch wood

-turquoise and gold paint

-1/16 inch drill bit

-power drill 

-wire ear hooks

-four jump rings

-pliers

So, I first traced out the size of my six triangles on the wood with pencil.  I found that it would’ve been really helpful for the blogger who I got this from to have written their measurements, so I will give you the ones I used.  Feel free to make them bigger or smaller to your choice though.  The larger ones measured 3x3x3 cm and for the second ones they measured 2 1/2×2 1/2×2 1/2 cm. (Two and one half centimeters) And the smallest triangles measured 2x2x2 cm. 

So, once you’ve done that, you can either use an x-acto knife or scissors (yes, I know, scissors.  But it actually works okay! 🙂 ) and cut the triangles out. (Cutting against the grain of the wood made it split less for me.) 

Then, paint the triangles.  I did turquoise for the smallest, and gold for the largest, and left the medium ones the natural wood look. 

Now, using a 1/16 inch drill bit and your power drill, carefully drill a hole into the top of the smallest triangle.  

Glue them together, with a bit of space between each triangle. 

Then, attach two jump rings and an earring wire together and attach to the triangle trio.  😉 

Repeat this to the other triangle trio, and you’re DONE!! YAY! 

Aren’t they just so cute?! 😀 

And that’s all! 

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DIY: Clay Roses Tutorial

DSC09049 This is a super easy, minimal amount of supplies, quick, and cute DIY project.  I have made tons of these roses, and they look so perfect and dainty as a necklace or a ring!  So, let’s get started! 🙂

You’ll Need: 1 color of POLYMER CLAY (I suppose air dry clay might work, but I have never used it for this.  My guess is that it probably wouldn’t be sturdy enough.) You can find this at joanns.

Utility knife or exacto knife

Here’s what you do:

Take a little bit of clay in your hands and soften it to get the air bubbles out:

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Then, once it is easy enough to shape with it, pinch a little bit off:

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Flatten it into a small circle:

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After that, roll it into a cone shape, this is your stem:

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Okay, so once you’ve done that, make another circle, and carefully attach it to the stem:

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The top of the rose will look like this:

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Then, make another circle and attach it to the stem on the opposite side of the first petal:

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After this, make as many petals as you want for your rose by making a circle of clay and adding it to the stem with the other petals:

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Okay, so once you’re satisfied with how your rose looks, take your utility or exacto knife to cut the extra clay off the bottom of the rose. When doing this, it’s important to make sure that when you’re cutting the clay you don’t smash the rose on one side:

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DSC09044You can carefully move the petals a little bit to how you want them.  Bake your rose in the oven according to the directions on your clay package.  You’re done!! 🙂

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You could glue this to a ring with a flat circle base, or make two and glue them onto some earring posts! Or, if you wanted to make a necklace, you can really carefully attach a jump ring on the back and then cover it with a little clay so that it is secured before you bake it.  When doing this, be really careful, because you can smush the rose, and then you have to start over. There are so many cool ideas for using these!  Be looking for an upcoming post featuring things to make with these cute roses, and more!

And there you go! That’s how to make a polymer clay rose! 🙂

Pearl Flower Pendant Necklace

Howdy! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in ages!  It seems like I wait to post something worth while, so I wait.  Having said that, today I am bringing you a couple of inspirational projects that I recently did that you will hopefully like. 🙂

I was at Target a couple weeks ago and saw a necklace there that I just had to have.  However, it cost $17 and I was not going to pay that for something I could easily make.  No way.  The original design had pearls and a gold heart pendant that was about 2 or so inches wide.  I knew I could make it myself, so after waiting what seemed like forever, I went to Michaels.  They didn’t have a gold heart pendant, but I was able to adapt the design a little and use another pendant that worked. (Btw, Michael’s has way more cute pendants than Joanns…)

This is everything I used:

1 pendant

2 99 cent strands of white pearls

About 3-4 feet of bronze/gunmetal colored wire

1 clasp

3 jump rings (I made some out of my colored wire so it matched using my round nose pliers and wire cutter)

Round nose pliers

Wire cutter

The How-To:

I attached three pearls together with wire and attached the pendant. Then, I attached  a jump ring to three pearls, and made one strand of pearls on both sides which I also attached to the jump ring. I finished it off to my desired length, and attached a large ring and clasp to finish it! 🙂

It ended up looking like this: ( sorry about the poor photography quality; the camera on my kindle is not very good)

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I really like how it turned out!! 🙂