Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

DIY Copper & Gold gemstone drop earrings

You use a Form and to create embossing tools, simple gemstone drop earrings with a two tone copper & gold-effect! Perfect for yourself or as a gift.

Hello friends! This is strawberries Embossed Aki – and I’m so glad my ideas rocks in here with the Mod, hodgepodge!
Today I&#I 8217;ll show you how to melt a simple gem drop, DIY earrings with a Mod mould and some dies. I love two-tone effects – especially in jewelry.
I was thrilled when I found out that I can make a double-dipped effect with embossing materials, so I tried it with two metallic colors that I love most – copper and gold!
DIY earrings

Mod Melt gems mold
Polymer clay in white
X-acto knife
hot air gun
embossing powders in copper and Gold
Eye pins
earring posts
jump rings
E6000 glue
jewelry pliers
Wire cutter

step 1. Knead your polymer clay until pliable with your hands, and you use your gem to make the Form, the precious stones in the shape you like.
Chill the clay in the fridge, to handle while they are still in shape, it is better, about 20 minutes. You make two sets of each Form.
step 2. Cut off the excess clay with an X-Acto knife or box-cutter.
step 3. Attach an eye pin to the pages where you want to connect your shapes with bent-nose jewelry pliers for convenience.
Make sure the clay is cooled before you do this step, to prevent the precious warp stone from to. Bake the clay according to the package’s directions.
step 4. After it has cooled down, press about half of the gem (the side without the eye pin) in an embossing-ink-pads like in the photo below.
step 5. Further, dip it in the copper embossing powder and tap off the excess. Use your hot glue gun, melt the embossing powder until it’s shiny and flat (it takes about 1-2 minutes).
step 6. Do the same with the rest of the white parts, except this time you dive into the gold embossing powder. The powder brush in the areas where they want don’t that the gold-surfaces in (like the majority of the copper).
After the melting, this is how it’look ll. I love the little points that you can see if you look closely, where the gold and copper meet.
you have the option of coating the back as well with embossing powder, but I only have the back of the teardrops for the mine.
step 7. Since the back of the rectangular stainless won stones’t see, I skipped the coating in embossing powder. You can choose to do this, if it bothers you.
After the embossing of your gems, add an earring post on the back of the top of the earring piece as in the photo below, with some E-6000 glue.
step 8. Finally, you attach the two pieces with a jump ring. And you’re with your earrings!
That’s it! Make them in different colors and gem stone combinations for yourself or as a gift for friends or even mom for mother’s day! It’s guaranteed to be a unique, one-of-a-kind gift to please for sure.

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