today's tutorial is a knock off of some anthro jewelry. i love basically everything from anthropologie...but not so much the price tag.
the photo on the left is my inspiration from anthropologie-carved filigree earrings for $68!! you can find them here. the photo on the right is my, less then $5, version!
-8 jump rings
-2 fish hook earrings
-sharpie or colored pencils
-nail polish or paint
if you've never worked with shrinky dink before you can also read my other project here.
start by sketching out the filigree design you want. you can use colored pencils or sharpie to fill in your design. i wanted a sort of scribbled look so i didn't completely fill it in. then make 4 small teardrop shapes and 2 large tear drop shapes. (i ended up rubbing off the sharpie scribbles on these parts and i made the large teardrops smooth on top like the smaller ones.) cut out your designs and punch your holes.
next, bake your shrinky dink as per instructions. you can use paint or fingernail polish to paint the teardrop shapes. and it's read to assemble. i used 4 jump rings per earring, no the 7 pictured.
and that's it! pretty simple right? and altogether i think they cost less than $5, versus $68! of course if you're buying all these supplies new it will cost more but once you break it down based on what you use they're really cheap. i wish i had made the teardrops a bit bigger and fatter but i really like the way they turned out!
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