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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Ear Candy: How To Make These Statement Earrings For Less Than �10

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We�ve been seeing abstract statement earrings everywhere. From our Instagram feed to the catwalk, the irregular-shaped accessories are the hottest trend du jour. Put down your dainty studs, because when it comes to this trend, it�s a matter of the bigger, the better. A statement earring is perfect for adding some fun to a casual outfit, or pairing with that head-turning LBD. 
We love a craft project here at Miss Vogue, and decided to have some fun creating two pairs of our very own unique earrings. These are easy projects that anyone can do. The trend for this unusual ear bling is focussed on imperfect shapes and unique patterns, so there�s no need to worry about being neat; we love that both our earrings are slightly different shapes!
Plus, there�ll be no stressing about twinning accessories either. When you�re making your own earrings, you can guarantee that no one else will be wearing the same thing. The supplies come in at under �10 with enough left over to make multiple pairs - perfect for a weekend craft night with your BFFs. These could also make a cute Christmas gift for that stylish friend who has everything.



Get stuck in here. 

What You'll Need

For the silver earrings:
Air Drying Clay, �3.75 at Hobbycraft.co.uk.
Barry M Silver Nail Varnish, �3.99 at ASOS.com.

For the marbled earrings:


Fimo Clay in black and grey at Hobbycraft.co.uk.
Stud earrings, �6.25 multipack at Topshop.com..
A biro pen
A rolling pin 
A knife
A baking tray

Silver Metallic Earrings - Step 1
Cut a one inch-square of air drying clay from your block and mould into a circle between your palms.





Step 2
Flatten this with a rolling pin until it�s an oval shape, approximately 5mm thick.

Step 3
With a sharp knife, cut off the edges of the circle. You can be quite abstract, the more irregular the better!

Step 4
With your fingers, soften the edges you�ve cut to create a �waved� edge. Then with your rolling pin again, until your earrings are 2mm thick. We made our earrings approximately 6cm by 4cm. You can always cut the edges again as desired.

Step 5
Take your biro, 3mm from the top of each earring and make a small hole for your studs. Ensure this goes all the way through the clay. Leave to dry on a flat surface for an hour.

Step 6
Your earrings will now be hard and ready for painting. Paint one coat of varnish, leave to dry and repeat. We love the shimmering reflection the silver nail varnish creates as the earrings catch the light � any metallic colour would look great. Using nail varnish also ensures there is even coverage with no streaks.

Step 7
Place your chosen stud earrings through the hole and you�re ready to wear.






The end result




Marble Earrings - Step 1
Cut a one inch block of black and grey Fimo clay. Tear each colour into small sections.


Step 2
Mix the clay between your hands, twisting the different colours together a few times, to mix. (It doesn�t take much mixing to create the marbled pattern.)

Step 3
Roll the clay with a rolling pin, until you get a shape approximately 10cm wide, 7cm in height and 2mm thick. Your clay will look beautifully marbled and abstract. If you want to go with the circle shape, keep rolling it out until it is perfectly spherical.

Step 4
Cut the clay into two and create waved edges on each earring, as you did with the silver earrings- making abstract cuts then moulding the edges with your fingers.

Step 5
When you are happy with your earrings� shape, add a hole with a biro for your stud to fit through, 3mm from the top of your earring. Ensure this goes all the way through the clay.

Step 6
The Fimo clay needs to be baked, always read the instructions on your clay�s packaging. Place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper (or aluminium foil) and bake for 30 minutes at 110�C.

Step 7
Leave the earrings to cool and harder completely. Add your stud earrings and voila!



The end result 

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