Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Artemio week: Jewellery

Today is a Gio day and also one for jewellery. We all love our jewellery, don't we? 
These earrings are large, bright and fun, but Gio also made an earring holder which I personally really LOVE.
Can't wait to read what you think ...

To make these earring I was inspired by summer and the new palette of Ranger Distress Inks, but, of course you can choose your favourite shades.
I stamped the on a piece of white shrink plastic with Jet Black StazOn: this is a perfect materials to make earrings due of its lightness and reliability. 

After cutting them I coloured them with different shades of Distress Inks, blending the colours with cotton buds. At this stage I made two holes on opposite sides. Now it's up to you to shrink the plastic with the heat gun or not.
I prefer to leave them as they are because I wanted big and showy earrings, but for a smaller version you can shrink them. I added some glass beads and the Fish hook Earwire, linking them with jump rings.

For the paisley version I stamped the paisley twice on a piece of white and clear shrink plastic. I coloured the clear part with Distress Inks and then I glued together the clear and the white part. I made the holes and I added the glass beads.

For the earring holder: I painted the wooden frame with Americana Warm white, when dry I covered the bottom of the frame with Tim Holtz tissue tape. I stamped the borders and the sides with the same Artemio plate and Distress ink, to get a shabby look. I added to the bottom some screw eyes, you can use little nails as well.

To make her project, Gio used:

Distress Ink pad: Pumice stone
Tim Holtz embellishments: Tissue Tape Sketchbook
Glass bead mix: Amethyst

Our special offer this week: 10% off ARTEMIO stamps
Just type ARTEMIO10
in the offer code box as you go through checkout

See you tomorrow


  1. I just love those earrings, how fab are they? The holder is a perfect way to display your earrings as art.

  2. Love the earrings, so vibrant. As for the holder...WOW. I can see me making one of those, x

  3. The jewelery is fantastic. What a great idea and what gorgeous. love it very much.
    Lovely greet

  4. I love these bold earrings, you have done an amazing job! x

  5. Stunning ideas!

  6. Gorgeous earings! Love the box too :)


  7. Love both the earrings and the holder but will the distress ink ever dry on the shrink plastic.. especially without using the heat gun on it ?

  8. those are pretty..but if you dont have any rubber can find pretty paper like scrap book pages or even fabric..and cut the designs out and glue them of stacked glued paper.. I even crochet backing for designs i cut from paper or fabric.and make matching earrings and necklaces


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