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Twice Textured Rectangular Earrings

Twice Textured Earrings
Designed by Cindi McGee 

I’ve been experimenting with texture in polymer clay and these “twice textured” earrings are just one of the many options I’ve explored.  I chose two shades of clay with autumn tones as I thought the colors paired well with the somewhat “organic” feel of the combination of textures.  You could use any colors of clay, any shape, etc. and the same texturing techniques for a totally different effect.


Materials: 
  • Makin’sClay®
    • Clay
      • Merlot
      • Straw 
    • Clay Cutters
      • Rectangles
  • Clay roller 
  • Sisal rope 
  • Aluminum foil 
  • Krylon® 14K Gold Leafing Pen 
  • DecoArt®
    • Metallic Lustre®
      • Gold Rush
  • Gold jump rings
  • Beads
  • French earring wires 
  • Jewelry pliers

Instructions:
  1. Roll Merlot and Straw clay to a little less than 1/4” thick.
  2. Use largest rectangular clay cutter from 3 piece set to cut two rectangles from Merlot clay.
  3. Gently crumple ball of aluminum foil and use to gently impress texture onto the rectangles.

    ice Textured Earrings HOW 1

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 1

  4. Place sisal rope onto sheet of Straw clay and slowly roll, while applying pressure, to transfer texture to the clay.
  5. Use medium rectangular cutter from 3 piece set to cut two rectangles from sisal rope textured clay.

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 2

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 2

  6. Apply Krylon gold leafing pen to outside edges of each rectangle. When leafing pen is dry, place the Straw pieces centered over the Merlot pieces.
  7. Make a small hole in the Merlot rectangles at the top center for jump rings. 
  8. Let dry 24 hours.
  9. Add jump ring, one gold bead, and French wire to each earring.

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 3

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 3

  10. I decided I wanted to add a bit more gold accent to the sisal texture, so I used my fingertip to apply a very light touch of Gold Rush DecoArt® Metallic Lustre to the surface of each piece.

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 4

    Twice Textured Earrings HOW 4

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Twice Textured Earrings

Designed by Cindi McGee 

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