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Tropical Party – monstera earrings

Tropical Party – monstera earrings
10 minEasy

These monstera earrings are the perfect summer accessory – they’ll really turn heads at your next summer party and their leaf metal speckles give them a highly elegant look.

Lisa Tihanyi

An article by Lisa Tihanyi

Monstera earrings ▪ DIY Tutorial | STAEDTLER

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll out one block of emerald FIMO soft into a sheet about 1 cm thick using the acrylic roller.

Next place a sheet of leaf metal in gold carefully on the FIMO sheet and smooth down gently with your fingers.

Now pass the FIMO sheet once through the clay machine on setting 1. Fold the FIMO sheet once down the middle, so that the leaf metal is visible on both sides, and pass through the clay machine again on setting 1 to create a crackled effect.

Alternatively, you can use the acrylic roller to roll over the FIMO sheet firmly, tearing the leaf metal.

Next use the monstera cutter to cut out two earrings.

Tip: Place baking paper underneath the FIMO beforehand, to make it easier to put the earrings into the oven later on. This will prevent you from pulling them out of shape when you remove them from the surface they are on.

Go over the leaf veins once more using the modelling tool. If you like you can do this on both sides of the leaf.

Now pierce a hole in each monstera leaf using a bead piercing needle. The hole should not be too close either to the edge or to the middle of the leaf.

This is where you’ll attach the jump rings later.

Now lay both earrings on baking paper and harden in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 110° C / 230° F.

Then leave to cool.

When the earrings have cooled, seal them with varnish for leaf metal and leave to dry completely.

Then take two jump rings and use the jewellery pliers to insert them through the holes in the leaves and mount on the earring hooks.

Close the rings with the jewellery pliers – and you‘re done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
FIMO® 8711 Modelling tools - Wallet containing 4 different modelling tools 8711 1
FIMO® 8781 Leaf metal - Single product Leaf metal, gold 8781-11 1
STAEDTLER® 989 Synthetic brush - Blistercard containing 3 brushes: #2 round, #8 round, #8 flat 989-SBK3-3 1

Additionally required:

Smooth working surface (glass or ceramic), Knife, Monstera cutter, 2 split rings, 2 earring hooks, Jewellery pliers

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