These Nugaard Jequibita Leaf earrings are very cool. They are unexpected yet chic, with their silver sheen. At $173 though, I think I will try to make them myself!
The best part is that you can make them any size you want them; you just have to find yourself a good leaf!
I used a much smaller leaf to give me smaller earrings. The real deal ones are 2" long!
It's summer, so go outside and find yourself a nice little leaf and let's get started.
|Summer just got chicer!|
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are two earring posts, clay, a leaf, silver clay and super glue.
Step 2: Make the leaves. Take a marble of clay, and flatten through the thickest setting on a pasta machine. Place your leaf on top, and run it through the machine about 2 clicks thinner. It should be pressed into the clay like this. Gently peel off leaf. Repeat for second earring.
If you don't have a pasta machine, use a rolling pin to flatten the clay!
Step 3: Cut out your leaves with an Xacto, make sure it's a clean cut!
Now, bake these (I always use a toaster oven at about 125 degrees for like 10 minutes). Once cool, paint with your silver paint. Glue on the posts.
|Looks like dipped leaves!|