Memorial Day Earrings
by Lisa Haney
Red, white, and blue earrings for Memorial Day, how patriotic is that? These earrings were so easy to make. And, because I used Makin's Clay they are lightweight and comfortable to wear.
I rolled out the red and white clay on a #4 setting on my Atlas pasta machine. I cut strips from each color then laid them side-by-side making stripes. Next, I rolled out the blue clay and butted it up against the clay stripes.
I placed the entire piece between two sheets of hamburger paper, then, with a bone folder, I rubbed the clay together so the seams would join. I did this to the front and the back.
Using the large cutter from the Makin's Clay Star Cutter set, I cut out two stars from the patterned sheet. I poked holes in the top of each.
Using Kemper cutters, I cut out six small stars and glued them to the bigger stars. I added the earring hooks and jump rings.
This is another pair of earrings I made using Makin's Clay, their texture sheets, Waves and Stripes, and the Makin's Clay Star Cutter Set. I rolled out the blue and red clay and textured the blue with the Waves texture sheet and the white with the Stripes texture sheet. I cut out two large blue stars and two large red stars. I trimmed the red stars to be a strip down the middle of the blue star. From white clay I cut out two small stars for the center of each earring.