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Geometric Cork Earrings

About this design:

These cork focal pieces make it easy to create a simple, unique pair of earrings. To embellish the cork for these earrings, I used an assortment of alcohol inks, metallic fixative, acetate pieces, and brass blanks.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Cork Coin Focals
  • Gold Earwire
  • Assorted Alcohol Inks
  • Paint Brush or Ink Applicator
  • Brass Blanks
  • Super Glue
  • Assorted Acetate pieces

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
For the gold earrings, place a piece of tape diagonally across the coin focal, leaving the bottom half exposed. Paint the bottom half with the gold mixative. Once dried, slowly peel off the tape.
Step 2:
For the brass earrings, slide a piece of 26 gauge brass wire through the hole of the coin focal. Slide on a brass blank and the acetate stick. Twist the wire together and use round nose pliers to make a loop. Trim off the excess wire and slide the loop onto an earwire. Place a small drop of glue in the center of the cork coin and press the brass blank down so it stays in place. Place a small drop of glue on the back of the acetate stick and press down on the brass blank.
Step 3:
For the alcohol ink earrings, paint the cork with the alcohol inks. With wire, attach an acetate coin the cork coin. Slide a piece of wire through the top of the acetate coin, slide a 4mm bead onto both pieces of wire, twist the wires together and make a loop with the round nose pliers. trim off the excess wire and slide onto an earwire.

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