Tropical Party – monstera earrings
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.
An article by Lisa Tihanyi
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!
What you need
Smooth working surface (glass or ceramic), Knife, Monstera cutter, 2 split rings, 2 earring hooks, Jewellery pliers
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