Do you enjoying working with art supplies and materials? Have you thought about making DIY earrings with your skills? Whether you are just starting to learn about crafting materials or have experience in some types of art, you are sure to have fun making earrings at home.
In order to have a good experience, you need to begin with new posts or hoops. These should be of hypoallergenic materials and be in the original packaging. This will prevent your hard work from going to waste due to irritating materials hurting the person wearing the jewelry.
If you have not yet worked with a particular medium, you might want to make some practice pieces before you create ones to wear. For instance, if you want to learn how to macrame, make sure you can create the knots in a project before starting it. Use the same cord that you intend to use for the earrings, and go through each style of knot, paying attention to the amount of tension necessary for smooth transitions.
Likewise, if you plan to create pieces using metal wire, you need to be sure you can bend the pieces correctly without marring the finish of the wire. There are special tools that will help you accomplish this. Remember that the amount of pressure and other variables depend on the type of metal, size of the piece and the techniques being implemented.
If you want to make DIY earrings with polymer clay, you have all kinds of options available to you. These techniques include everything from tiny flowers to big hoops. For particularly large earrings, you can use lightweight aluminum foil in the center to reduce the overall weight of the project and minimize pull on your ears.
Dedicate an area to your hobby so that you can easily jump back in when the mood strikes you. If you don’t have a separate craft room, try to set aside a table or other space specifically for your crafts. At the very least, keep your project in a large box that contains all of the materials, tools and instructions. This way, you will still have the ability to set up quickly.
One of the ways to make your earring creations even more fun is to create matching pendants to go along with them. You only need one necklace and can switch out the pendant each day to match your earrings. If you feel inclined, you can even begin to experiment with matching bracelets, rings or other accessories. After all, expanding your skills is part of the excitement of art.
However, earrings remain an ideal place to begin your endeavors due to the small size and minimal amount of materials necessary to complete a project. You can create new pieces so you have a pair or two of earrings to go with every outfit in your closet. Make sure that you care for them properly, and you will have these gorgeous accessories to appreciate for a long time!