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Slave Leia Earrings

 
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Nomad Angie (Angie Rivera)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:27 am    Post subject: Slave Leia Earrings Reply with quote

Found these set of three pairs at Target for $5. I'm planning to modify them with Sculpey claws. What do you think?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should work just fine! And the best thing is if you can't it to work out with Sculpey you will still have a pair of loops to wear.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to settle for the medium pair, but I had to cut part of it to make it work. I created the claws of Sculpey, but because I live in a tiny studio without a full size kitchen, I don't have an oven to bake. I put the claws on the sun (I live in Phoenix, so hot), but they weren't fully dry so they broke.

I read that boiling Sculpey and then letting it dry under the sun works wonders, so I'll try that sometime soon. Then I'll sand the hardened Sculpey parts, glue them and paint them.

Pictures of the WIP coming soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE:

Molding the Sculpey was more complicated than I thought. The claws came out a little on the big side, but I can always sand them to make them smaller.

I embedded an earring back on two of the earrings so I can attach to the piercing post and made a hole on the remaining two to glue the hoop that I already cut.

Boiled the Sculpey claws and let it dry under the scorching Phoenix sun.

Finally put everything together. The claws came out a little bigger than I anticipated, but I sanded them and can always sand more before painting.



Feedback and advice on what gold paint to use will be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for posting this! I just made my earrings following your instructions.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeiaAurora wrote:
Thank you for posting this! I just made my earrings following your instructions.


I am so honored to hear that :-)
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