Die cut a pair of Christmas tree earrings using shrink plastic three different ways.
Fun for the holidays, fun for gift-giving, make a pair of Christmas tree earrings with a die from Scrapbook.com, and shrink film. I’ve shown three different designs all made from the same die. The green earrings are using alcohol ink, the rose gold earrings used a stamp pad, and the silver and black pair were stamped with a rubber stamp.
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To make the earrings I used the smallest die from the Nested Tree Dies and shrink film from Grafix. I used white and silver shrink film.
Nested Tree Die
Shrink film – white, silver
Rose gold stamp pad
Stazon ink pad
jewelry making tools and findings
Alcohol ink marker (green)
As the film shrinks, the colors become more intense. While there was a pattern on the rose gold trees, it is all but gone once shrunk. However, they did take on a more metallic sheen almost like glitter. Do you have a favorite pair?
Make sure you stop at every crafty post along the way for Christmas magic and inspiration!
You are going to love making these earrings from ribbon with Gwen Studios.
With Ribbon from Gwen Studios
Today I am back working with Gwen Studios ribbon as an application to be on their design team. We were asked to make jewelry or home decor and since I had already made a decor piece with ribbon, I chose to make earrings. These ribbon earrings use coordinating ribbons layered together. The fun thing about them is that you can make them at whatever length you want.
I would first like to thank Designer Crafts Connection for the opportunity to work with amazing companies and designers. Specifically for this post, I would like to thank Gwen Studios for providing me with an amazing box of materials to work with.
Many of the items I use in my posts are provided by the manufacturers in order to promote their products. A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site..
Learn how to DIY your own sublimation earrings. #sponsored @artesprix @oliso
Recently I was a guest designer at Artesprix. I really enjoyed the process of creating with Sublimation markers. When I saw sublimation earring blanks on Amazon I knew I needed to work with them. This is the first, but not the last, pair of earrings I will be making. I really like the idea of being able to make earrings in colors and designs to match my outfits. These sublimation earring blanks let me do just that. Follow along and learn how to make your own sublimation earrings.
Many of the items I use in my posts are provided by the manufacturers in order to promote their products. A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site.
Artesprix stamp pad
Artesprix heat tape
Artesprix protective paper
Artesprix project mat
Oliso craft iron
permanent black marker
I chose to work with four of the markers included in the pastel marker set from Artesprix.
After the design is colored in, it is time to prepare the earrings for heat to transfer the design. Don’t forget to peel the protective layer from each side of the earrings before heating. A pin helped me easily remove the film.
It is really important to prepare the layers before applying heat. I have a project mat on my work surface, then a piece of protective paper. The blank with the design taped in place comes next with the colored paper on top. Then finally another piece of protective paper. Now you are ready to apply the heat. If using an iron, the heat tape is really important so the design doesn’t move around.
I added rhinestones to the center of the earrings and colored the edges with a permanent black marker to finish off the design.
Make a pair of silver and gold earrings using materials from The Maker’s Movement. #sponsored @jointhemakersmovement
with The Makers Movement
I really enjoy making earrings. Some of the easiest earrings to make use a die to cut the shape. The silver and gold earrings above are made using a die and other materials from The Maker’s Movement. I like the combination of silver and gold especially when you can’t decide which color of metal works with your outfit the best. Or if you are going to wear different metals for other jewelry pieces, these earrings can pull it all together.
Diy your own mod earrings with Grafix shrink film.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I enjoy making jewelry. Grafix Arts sent me a variety of different plastic products to work with. These mod earrings are using silver shrink film.
I remember working with shrink plastic as a child and my excitement is still the same today. Watching the plastic shrink always thrills me and I am happy with the smaller results!
StazOn black in pad
Silver Shrink Film
jewelry making findings
I stamped the image onto the silver film with StazOn ink twice.
I had a few areas that didn’t stamp solidly. Using a cotton swab and the ink pad, I filled in those areas – it worked great!
I used a corner rounder punch on the cut out pieces so there wouldn’t be any sharp edges when wearing the earrings.
I then centered a hole punch at the top of each image.
The plastic is now ready to bake. I have a dedicated toaster oven for crafting. I placed them on parchment paper, cover them with another piece of parchment paper, and followed the package directions for baking.
The two shrunk pieces are covered with UV resin to add thickness and longevity to the earrings. Then I used a variety of materials to finish off the earrings: silver wire, jump rings, black beads, ear wires, and jewelry-making tools.
I found the resin actually started the ink to bleed so if I were to do it again, I would spray fix the stamped image before using the UV resin.
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