Use a mold and embossing tools to create simple, gem drop earrings with a two tone copper & gold effect! Perfect for yourself or as a gift.
Hello friends! This is Aki from Minted Strawberry – and I'm so delighted to be share my ideas here at Mod Podge Rocks!
Today I'll be showing you how you can make simple gem drop DIY earrings with a Mod Melt mold and some embossing tools. I love two-tone effects – specially in jewelry.
I was thrilled when I found out I can make a double-dipped effect using embossing materials, so I tried it with two metallic colors I love most – copper and gold!
DIY Drop Earrings
- Mod Melts Gems Mold
- Polymer clay in white
- X-acto knife
- Heat gun
- Embossing powder in Copper and Gold
- Embossing ink
- Eye pins
- Earring posts
- Jump rings
- E6000 Glue
- Jewelry pliers
- Wire cutter
Step 1. Knead your polymer clay until pliable with your hands, and use your gem mold to make gems in the shape that you like.
Chill the polymer clay in the fridge while still in the mold to handle it better, about 20 minutes. Make two sets of each shape.
Step 2. Cut off the excess clay with an X-Acto knife or box cutter.
Make sure the clay is chilled before you do this step to prevent the gems from deforming. Bake your clay according to the package's directions.
Step 6. Do the same with the rest of the white parts, except this time dip it into the gold embossing powder. Brush off the powder in the areas where you don't want the gold in (like the majority of the copper areas).
You have the option of coating the back as well with embossing powder, but I only did the back of the teardrops for mine.
After embossing your gems, attach an earring post on the back of the top earring piece like in the photo below using some E-6000 glue.
That's it! Make them in different color and gem combinations for yourself or as a gift for friends or even mom for Mother's Day! It's guaranteed to be a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to please.