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Polymer slab - Tropical flower earrings

Polymer slab - Tropical flower earrings
60 minMedium

What could be better than making your own earrings? Now you can create your own floral, tropical earrings from FIMO with the popular slab technique. The colourful flower motif goes very well with your summer outfit and is certain to put a smile on your face. Design your individual floral pattern and make your own unique DIY FIMO jewellery.

Tropical flower Earrings ▪ FIMO DIY | STAEDTLER

Step-by-step tutorial

For the Frangipani flowers, you need one FIMO soft sheet in each of the colours white, lilac and tangerine. Create a gradient from these three shades. Roll out one strip per colour with the acrylic roller. Place the strips with the long side against each other so that they always overlap slightly. The colour white should be in the center. Roll it with the acrylic roller.

Fold the resulting three-colour strip. Make sure that lilac is on lilac and tangerine on tangerine. Now roll out this strip with the acrylic roller. Repeat these steps several times until a uniform and gentle colour gradient has been achieved.

Cut the strip and use a sharp knife to cut out several small petals.

Cluster 5 leaves together in a circle and shape the flower.

Now create a colour gradient of one sheet each of cherry-red and tangerine FIMO. Using a sharp knife, cut out several petals in an elongated shape from the resulting strip.

Texturise the upper side of the petal a little with the tip of a needle.

Now roll out a sheet of FIMO soft in the colours emerald, apple green and FIMO effect translucent white with the acrylic roller. Place the white sheet on baking paper. Cut out small Monstera leaves from the green sheets with a cookie cutter. Now place the leaves on the translucent white FIMO sheet and add the leaf veins.

Place all your elements (flowers and leaves) on the translucent white FIMO sheet. The easiest way to do this is to use a needle. Add small beads and flower stalks to your design as you want. The elements should all overlap.

Once you are happy with your design, take the oval cookie cutter and cut out two large and two small oval shapes. Divide the two large oval shapes in the middle and use the needle to make holes for the jump rings. Now harden everything lying flat in the oven at 110° C/230° F top and bottom heat for 30 minutes.

Let everything cool down well. Now attach the jump rings using the jewellery tongs and connect all the parts together. Finally, glue the earring stud on the back with super glue.

Done!

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product white 8020-0 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product cherry red 8020-26 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product apple green 8020-50 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product tangerine 8020-42 1
FIMO® soft 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product emerald 8020-56 1
FIMO® effect 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product translucent white 8020-014 1
FIMO® effect 8020 Oven-bake modelling clay - Single product lilac 8020-605 1
FIMO® 8700 04 Blades - Blistercard with mixed blade set, 3 pieces (1 rigid, 1 flexible and 1 serrated blade), 2 rubber grips 8700 04 1

Additionally required:

Needle, earring studs, jump rings, jewellery tongs, oval cookie cutters, sharp knife or scalpel, super glue, baking paper

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