FIMO leather-effect Terrazzo-style jewellery
With FIMO leather-effect you can make amazing imitation-leather jewellery sets yourself.
Combining three different colours creates the stylish and fashionable Terrazzo effect – for stunning earrings and a matching necklace!
An article by Lisa Tihanyi
Take 1 block of FIMO leather-effect in black and 1 in saffron yellow and roll them into 2-mm-thick sheets using the acrylic roller.
Cut lots of small scraps from the other two colours (saffron yellow and ivory) and place them in an irregular pattern on the black FIMO sheet.
It creates a particularly beautiful effect when the colours overlap.
Now lay a piece of baking paper over the speckled FIMO leather-effect sheet, and roll over the baking paper applying gentle pressure with the acrylic roller until the colourful confetti pieces have fused into the black FIMO sheet.
Take the saffron yellow and the black-speckled FIMO sheets, gently lifting and stretching slightly with your fingers. This helps make the leather effect stand out even better.
Lay both sheets on baking paper – making sure they are completely even – and harden in the oven for 30 minutes at 130°C / 265°F (top/bottom heat).
Then leave to cool.
Now place the templates on the hardened sheets and trace around them with a wipe-away pen.
For the earrings, you need to cut out two of everything. Take the scissors and cut out the shape you traced onto the FIMO sheets.
Take the punch and punch out holes where marked.
Connect the various parts with jewellery rings, using the jewellery pliers as an aid.
Finally, glue the ear studs onto the back of the little FIMO circles using instant glue.
Simply thread the chain through the holes on the right and left sides of the FIMO semi-circle and your necklace is ready.
What you need
Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), Jewellery rings, Jewellery pliers, Ear studs, Necklace chain, Instant glue, Punch, Scissors
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