It’s time for yet another We’re All Ears challenge.
Erin had an interesting theme this month – names from a random name generator! She generated a list of names for us to choose from; or, she said, we could generate names on our own. And make earrings that suit the name. For my earrings, I selected a name – Ruby Steel – from Erin’s haul of names.
I started with a rolled-out polymer clay sheet of silver. I pressed the clay onto a texture sheet, and cut out rectangular beads. For the black border, I rolled a thin snake of black clay, and pressed it gently around the perimeter of the beads. I baked the beads for a short while to harden them.
For the back of the beads, I added some texture to a sheet of the same black clay as the border. To each bead, I adhered a backing sheet, and jump ring connectors at top and bottom, with some TLS. I then baked the beads completely.
To finish the beads, I applied metallic acrylic paint on the raised areas. It gives them a really nice sheen.
For the earrings, I connected two glass beads and a finding to each bead. Love! ❤
To check out the names that other guests have chosen, and how they’ve interpreted their selections, please visit Earrings Everyday!