Epoxy Clay DIY Patriotic Filigree Earrings

DIY patriotic jewelry is a tradition here at Saved By Love Creations! For this pair I combined my newest obsession – epoxy clay – with metal filigree, to create these lovely, star spangled pieces. This project is super easy, so lets get started.


Supplies:

  • Martha Stewart Silicone Star Mold
  • Epoxy Clay (Martha Stewart shown here)
  • Metal Filigree
  • Ear wires
  • Metal Chain
  • Jump rings
  • Charms
  • Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Heat tool or Melting Pot
  • Red Acrylic Paint (I used Vintaj Patina)
  • Antiquing Glaze
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Paper Towel
  • Latex gloves
  • Two pairs of jewelry pliers (flat or needle nose)



Instructions:


Make the Stars


Mix equal parts of the epoxy clay per instructions, with gloved hands. Here I used Martha Stewart’s clay. I also like Crystal Clay and Envirotex Epoxy Clay.


Press Clay into silicone mold, making sure to push it down into the corners of the stars. Smooth out back of star with wet fingertip to avoid fingerprints.


Let the stars cure overnight, and paint as desired with acrylic paint. I left the blue stars as is, and for the red, I used the Vintaj Patina in red. I antiqued all of the stars with antiquing medium, applying it with a paintbrush and wiping it away with a paper towel while still wet.


Color the Filigree


Use red and white embossing powder to coat the filigree as shown in this Vintaj video:

Adhere stars to colored filigree with a small amount of epoxy clay or strong jewelry glue.

Attach ear wires and charms and you are set!

Remember Patriotic Earrings from prior years:

Johnnie L

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