Friday, May 24, 2013

Swing Bling Earrings

Last day of the STAEDTLER and Stampendous Sweet Summer giveaway Blog Hop.

Special Announcement!

We will be giving away one of the STAEDTLER Sweet Summer packages on Monday to a lucky reader who has joined in and commented on this weeks projects...
See the bottom of this post for details.

But there will also be three bonus giveaways!!!
I will be picking three names from the followers who have commented as a thank you to my peeps.
The prizes will be the finished jewelry sets you've seen posted this week.

and

Good luck and thanks so very very much for reading!

To complete this project you will need:
Clear ink pad
jewelry findings, chain, jump rings, lobster claw,head pins, 22 gauge wire, 

Tools you'll need to complete this project:
Home oven
Parchment paper
Water in a spray bottle
Rolling pin for clay use only
Craft knife
Medium grit nail file
Drill with fine drill bit
Three in one jewelry pliers, double round nose, flat and wire cutters.



Roll out your STAEDTLER fimo effect clay to a thickness of 1/8th of an inch and spritz with water. Stamp with the small cameo frame hard enough to make an impression in the clay.


Use a craft knife to cut away any un-stamped clay and a toothpick to make a hole in the top of each piece to later hang them. Bake the pieces in a preheated 230 degree oven for 20 minutes and allow them to cool. Load the small cameo frame stamp with clear ink and stamp the pieces again. I used Stampendous Detail Capri embossing powder on the clear inked pieces and re-baked them for ten minutes in the 230 degree oven. I allowed the pieces to cool again.


I coated the center cabochon of each piece with STAEDTLER fimo liquid gel and then sprinkled with a variety of Stampendous glitters and embossing powders. I re-baked the pieces again in the preheated 230 degree oven for ten minutes and let them cool.


They were interesting but I wanted even more bling.


I added a drift of STAEDTLER fimo liquid gel onto each middle section and sprinkled glass glitter onto the uncured liquid clay. I re-baked the piece a final time at the same temp for ten minutes and let them cool completely.


I used the jewelry findings and pliers to assemble the earrings. They're very swishy and will add a little pop of colour and glitz to my summer wardrobe. Seriously loving these products together. Hope you all get a chance to try them all out!

Don't forget to join this site by clicking the link at the very bottom of this page and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this wonderful STAEDTLER Sweet Summer Giveaway collection at the end of the week.
Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the US only.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

 The “Sweet Summer” Giveaway includes the following:





Visit the other Blog Hop artists by following the links below for a chance to win a Stampendous gift too!
Visit and leave comments on this Friday's Blog hop posts for a chance to win even more:




27 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Another fabulous project! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hoping with us this week!

Sue D said...

These are gorgeous! Love the color and sparkle.

Kailash said...

Your work has been so inspiring this week. Thanks for sharing!! These earrings are so pretty!!

Kathryn said...

I just love handmade jewelry. I like making it myself and my husband stopped buying me jewelry years ago!! I hope I can win one of your jewelry pieces!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous earrings, I love your work, I'm thankful to this hop that I discovered your blog. I want to follow you but couldn't find the subscribe button. TFS

Sabrina said...

WOW! Your earrings are gorgeous! I really like the glass glitter that you put into the middle of your earrings.

Yolanda said...

Another great jewelry project.Thanks for sharing

barbara macaskill said...

These earrings are just gorgeous! I love the colors you used! TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Another gorgeous set, so impressed with your jewelry this week!

Iris said...

very pretty

seaslay said...

Wow! That is so cool. Thanks for sharing your jewelry project.

Chris Wooten said...

WOWSA I got lost and hope I am on the right track now, lol.

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. Neat projects.

chris@iwooten.com

Pam Hornschu said...

Great project! Love the yummy color and sparkle!

Laura Turcotte said...

You are AWESOME!!! this is fabulous!!

Marci M said...

Those Earings are absolutely beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Love the earrings.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Nancee said...

I am also a big fan of the Stampendous line, their stamps and embellishments are so much fun to create with and I'm always amazed at the way projects turn out.

StampendousGraphics said...

OHMIGOSH, Kelli, these are so blingy and beautiful! What fun having them swing from your ears!! Just love how you've used the FIMO all week to make the most delightful pieces! Thanks so much for your participation in this blog hop and for your terrific sharing. Your talent is absolutely wonderful!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful creations! Love all that texture!

Barbara said...

Thes are so gorgeous. I'm just so amazed at the beautiful jewelry that you've created with these products.

Caroline D. said...

These are fantabulous!!! Very fun! Thanks for showing the technique of how to make... cause I think something similar would make cool charms for tags, canvases, etc...

Mary-Anne V said...

Such pretty earrings... love the shimmer.

Heather Rogers said...

Fabulous jewellery!

littlebitoftoto said...

You made it look so easy! Never thought of doing this....love the earrings...thanks so much for the info

Angelica Chambers said...

I don't know which of ur jewelry pieces this week was my favorite because I'm drooling over all of them!!! I just made my son quit looking at reddit and come over to see each jewelry piece. Hehe! I can't believe he still listens to me when I call him over knowing it will be something like this. Sweet boy. :) You have inspired me this week with all your lovely works of art! I've got Christmas ideas covered now. Yay!

Carol said...

Fabulous earrings, love your style!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Janis said...

Really amazing what you have done with these products! Beautiful.