Jewel Flower Earrings

Materials

  • K&B Innovations, Inc. Shrinky Dinks Crystal Clear Shrink Art Sheet
  • White pearl beads: medium, two; small, six
  • Silver findings: French earring wires, two; jump rings, four

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Positively Me Julianna Hudgins Collection Dies: Jewel Flowers & Flourishes, Jewel Framed Sentiments
  • The Rubber Café Stick “EM” Up Tool
  • Beadalon Round Nose Pliers
  • The Rubber Café Diamond Clear Glitter
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Air-Brush System and Markers: B04, BV13, RV55
  • Oven and baking sheet, or heat tool and non-stick craft shee
  • Large acrylic block
  • Adhesives: The Rubber Café Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, newspapers (to cover work surface), small paintbrush, small hole punch

Directions

STEP 1

  • Die cut one frame and two flowers from shrink plastic for each earring. Punch small hole in top of each frame.

STEP 2

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to shrink shapes in oven, or place shapes on non-stick craft sheet and heat with heat tool. Be careful when removing shrink art from oven; it will be very hot. Set shapes aside to cool slightly, placing large acrylic block over shapes to flatten them as needed.

STEP 3

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to air brush shapes with markers. Make each pair of matching shapes a different color. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Using small paintbrush or fingertip, apply thin layer of Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to each piece of die-cut plastic. Sprinkle shapes with glitter. Let dry and shake off excess.

STEP 5

  • Using Glossy Accents, layer and adhere shapes together to make two earrings.

STEP 6

  • Use Stick “EM” Up Tool to place one medium and three small pearls onto each earring as shown. Carefully apply one coat Glossy Accents over entire shape; let dry.

STEP 7

  • Open jump rings with round-nose pliers. Attach flower to ear wire with two jump rings; close rings.

Tip

  • 1. Instead of earrings, make wine glass markers or link several together to create an eye-catching charm bracelet.
by Heidi Blankenship for Spellbinders Paper Arts
Jewel Flower Earrings
Jewel Flower Earrings