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!
- Globecraft and Piccolo: Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder
- Globecraft and Piccolo: Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive
- Globecraft and Piccolo: Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze – 1 oz
- Heat Gun
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Die cuts/Die cut Machine (Silhouette)
- Cousins Silver Plated Lever Earrings
- Plated Silver Oblong links
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.
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!