Saturday, April 9, 2011

Peep Earrings

These just might be my new favorite earrings.  They are just peep-a-licious and super easy and quick to make. All you need is some sculpty, two earring hook things (not the technical name), two eye screws (or you can make your own with some wire. I just have a bunch of them lying around), a little bit of paint, and some glaze (optional).
First you are going to make some itty bitty balls of clay in your desired color. The ball for the head should be about 6mm and the body should be about 8mm.  My ball chart only goes down to 6mm so the two balls fort the ears are about 3 or 4 mm.
Lightly squish the head and body together.
Then light press down to flatten a little bit. Do the same for the ears.
I found it was easier to kind of score the parts a little bit.  It looks a tad ugly at this stage, but once you smooth it out with you fingers they should look fine. This does take a little playing around with.
See, they come out just fine and dandy.
Insert the eye screw and bake and then put the earring hook on.
Paint little eyes and a nose on and then add some glaze and let dry for a bit. I had them hanging on a pencil over a pickle jar to dry.
Them put them on a cute peep shape board and they are ready to be put into the Easter basket!

No comments:

Post a Comment