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Getting Pinch Proof!


I have a confession to make… I am not a jewelry maker AT ALL!  Outside of a ring I just made that you can find over at Globecraft and Piccolo today, this is the only jewelry piece I have ever made.  But what is life without a little stretching and challenging yourself?   I have to say this is something I am going to love mastering moving forward!  I even signed up for a class at a local bead shop!

These earrings were super fun and easy to make thanks to Globecraft and Piccolo products!  Now I am truly going to be pinch proof this St. Patty’s Day!


Materials List: 


Step 1:  Embossing Charms 

Using my Silhouette Cameo and cut file, Lucky Irish Charms from the Silhouette Store, I cut two charms at 1 inch each on chipboard.  Then I applied Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Adhesive to each charm and dusted with Piccolo Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder and shook off the excess.  Using a heat gun, I set the enamel and then allowed to cool.  I repeated this process three more times to add a dimension and depth. DSC_5828


Step 2: Adding Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze 

Once both charms were cool and set, I applied Glastique Gloss Finishign Glaze to each charm and set aside to dry.  Repeat on opposite side.  This will add a nice smooth protective finish.


Step 3: Assembling the Earrings

I assembled each earring by running a silver plated oblong link through the charm and then through the earring lever. Then using a pair of needle nose pliers I closed the gap on the link to secure.


Thanks to Globecraft and Piccolo products, my new jewelry making adventures was not only super fun and easy to do, but they look and feel like I purchased these from a cute downtown boutique!   Be sure to head over to Globecraft and Piccolo’s online store and check out some of the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G products that could get you started on some jewelry makin’ fun!


To see how I made this fun piece of wearable Irish bling, Click HERE to see my featured post!


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

8 responses »

  1. These are really pretty Arin – love them:-) TFS – a jewellery maker in the making :-)

  2. It’s official! You are indeed a jewelry maker! Lovely earrings! So festive and St. Patty’s Day ready! Great job!


  3. Great Job on the jewerly! I knew you had it in you. :-)

  4. These are so festive and fun!! You did a fabulous job!! Happy Thursday :)

  5. These are terrific, that embossing and sparkle looks fabulous!!

  6. Really cute! I wish I were an earring girl, these would be so fun to wear! Oooh, a charm bracelet? That I could do! You did an awesome job, especially for not having done it before! Happy Weekend!!!

  7. Wow, how fun is this:) You are so stinken creatve! Love your festive earings-very clever my friend!


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