Hello! Welcome to Seashell Saturday!
I hope you all had a wonderful week, are enjoying the summer, and have been able to keep cool!
Today I'd like to share an easy peasy way to make earrings.
What you will need:
shells (coquinas are awesome for this, or any shells that match, came attached, same size/color)
2 part epoxy, cardboard, toothpicks
earring studs/posts (I use surgical steel and hypoallergenic)
Have your shells ready, and slide the earring back onto the stud.
Mix a small amount of 2 part epoxy, squeeze out about a pencil eraser sized amount from each. It dries fast, so less is best. Waste not, want not. I use a piece of thick paper or cardboard to mix it on, and a toothpick to stir and mix it with. When epoxy dries IT DOES NOT COME OFF! Eye protection, etc, etc... is recommended. Mix according to directions. Mine is ready to use after 1 minute of mixing.
Dip the flat side, or base of the stud into the epoxy, and attach it to where you want on the shell. Hold for a moment until set, and then set aside to dry and cure.
That's it! You can also do this with ring bases! If your local craft store doesn't carry the studs/ring bases, you can order them from one of the many supply sellers on Etsy.com :)
I also made a pair from small Sunray Venus shells. They are sooooo pretty!
and small Olive shells
Last but not least...RINGS!
Other items you can use for earrings and rings:
flat back crystals
anything goes! if you want to wear it, make it!
What are you making today?
Have a wonderful weekend!
See you tomorrow for Seashore Sunday!