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December Creative Play Day 4: Polymer Clay Holiday Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz

Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz
The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

Did I mention I loved bright colors?  Another thing I love is movement!  Dancing, swaying,..I especially love when accessories have graceful movement!  These bejeweled Holiday Tree Earrings have plenty of that!  Let’s get started!

Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - Supplies To make these earrings you will need:

1 package each of green (any shade of green you like) and translucent polymer clay

A pasta machine

Green micro fine glitter

A needle tool

A knitting needle or a wooden skewer

About six inches of any color 24 gauge wire

Earring hooks or round head pins to make your own hooks

Small star shaped beads

Small gems

Glossy sealer

Small paint brush

Jewelry making tools

Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 1 1.       To make your lovely green glittery clay, mix one part green to two parts translucent.  Condition with the pasta machine.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 2 2.       Add a small amount of glitter at a time, conditioning it into the clay.  When the clay sparkles, you’re ready to move on to the next step.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 3 3.       Measure six small balls of clay – two large, two medium and two small.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 4 4.       Using the end of the knitting needle, form a cone shape with each ball.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 5 5.       Wiggle the needle to open the cones up like flowers.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 6 6.       Gently stack the pieces to make sure they will fit. The tree shape should look shorter than you actually want it to be.  Joining it will make it taller.  Don’t leave the unbaked pieces together for too long, they will stick.  BAKE ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTIONS ON THE CLAY PACKAGE.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 7 7.       Cut the 24 gauge wire into six 2” lengths.  Make a tiny coil on one end and thread a bead onto it.  This will be for the bottom tier.  Repeat for the other bottom piece.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 8a 8.       After putting the wire up through the bottom piece, make a small loop in the wire, wrap the wire tail around and cut off the excess. Take a second wire and make a small loop in one end, threading it onto the loop on the bottom piece before wrapping the tail around and trimming the excess.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 8b Thread the second tier onto the wire and make another loop.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 8c Repeat for the top tier, threading a star bead on the very top before making the loop.
Christmas Tree Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz - 9 9.       The two round head pins will make the ear hooks.  Simply bend a loop on the ball end, slide the tree on and close the loop.

Comments

  1. These are really pretty, and look fairly simple to make. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial on how to make them.

  2. Janet Licari says:

    These are beautiful earrings. Love them. Thanks for showing how you did it. Great job.
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