Tuesday, March 15, 2016

~ReNew~ Design team Project for Proxxon Tools

~ReNew~


I enjoy working with Polymer clay as you can create so many fun items with it! I had created these diamond shaped textured polymer squares but wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. So I thought for this design team project I would revisit this project and create some unique earrings! To think that you can create something new from a previous project  by just drilling some holes! I think we all have many projects we can "Renew" with something as simple as using the Proxxon Drill Press TBM 115 to drill  some holes!


~Supplies~

 Hand stamped polymer tiles-2
4 brass jump rings ( 5 mm)
2 brass jump rings ( 4mm)
2  brass jump rings ( 2 mm)
2 stone beads
2  brass straight pins
2 brass feather charms
2  brass earring hooks
Staz on Ink Pad-Burgundy
Gold Gel Pen

 1) Mark 4 holes with a pen and drill them using the Proxxon Drill press. Use whatever size drill bit that will give you the size holes you are wanting. 
 2)Gather all the supplies and using  needle nose pliers open your jump rings ( side to side to keep the shape when closing). Attach the feather charms with the 5 mm and 4 mm jump rings attaching to the  tiles.
 3)Insert the brass straight pin through the beads and create a loop at the top and bottom and cut excess off.

4) Attach the bead to the tile with the other 5mm and 2mm jump ring.Attach the 2mm jumpring to the earring hook.
I added a touch of  purple ink to the high points with the Staz on Ink pad in burgundy.
I ended the project with some gold dots!
Such a fun way to add new life to these lovely polymer tiles!

Have fun and Enjoy!
Sherri

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