Geometric Birch Earrings

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I’m in love with everything geometric lately as well as gold.  I’m sure you  have seen all of the gold and geometric trends out there.  So, I decided to that I needed to create a pair of earrings that encompasses both of these ideas.  I chose to use very thin Birch plywood this time around because I really liked the contrast of the light wood with the beautiful metallic colors.  I also like to use new or different materials to create a unique one of a kind look.

Here’s What You Need:

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Step 1:  I created the rounded rectangle shapes for the earrings using the Cricut Explorer.  You can download my free earring file above.  This will create 5 pairs of earrings.   Upload the png file into the Cricut Design Space.  Apply the Birch plywood to the mat and let the Cricut machine do the precise cutting for you.  However, if you don’t have a Cricut, you could still cut these with an X-acto knife.  It would just take you a little longer.

Artzy Creations_Geometric Birch Earrings Supplies 1Step 2:  Mask off the triangle shape with washi tape.  With a paint brush paint (2) coats of paint onto the Birch plywood.

Step 3:  Next, seal the triangle with the acrylic polyurethane and let them dry.  Once this has dried, peel the washi tape off.

Step 4:  To finish off the earrings, take the earring wires and just open the loop at the bottom of the wires with the needle nose pliers and loop through the Birch rectangles.   Close the loop and you are finished.  It’s that simple.

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I love how these turned out.  Better yet, I love the quality of Modern Masters Metallic paint.  Having been an art teacher for 18 years, I know that I will always get a great quality paint with colors that I like.  These metallic colors are spot on and look like true gold, silver, and gun metal.  Modern Masters also offers a wide variety of paints specific for pretty much any DIY or home project you may have.  Also,  in a week I will be having a giveaway, so stay tuned for your chance to win some wonderful Modern Masters paint products.

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Enjoy!

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Product was received for this post.  But, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Comments

  1. Alissa farias says

    Have you found any other place that sells the birch wood? Also, have you looked into aluminum metal yet? I went to Home Depot but I felt their aluminum metal and birch wood would be too thick. I’m dying to try it out!

  2. says

    Hi, Melanie! Where did you find this birch plywood? It is just the color I’m looking for and would save so much time not having to stain. Also, any tips on blade settings to cut wood? Thanks!

    • melanie says

      Hi Allison,
      I have all of the information for you. I got the birch plywood at a local hardware store called McLendon Hardward located in Woodinville, WA. I tried to see if I could look up the individual item for you so you might be able to purchase it online. However, they only offer coupons etc. Here is the website: http://www.mclendons.com/ I’ve also included the phone number for you to see if somehow you could get the name of the manufacturer from them so that you might be able to go through the manufacturer. Here is the phone number:425-485-1363 You many try and just give them a call to see if they would ship some of the birch plywood veneer too. As far as the blade is concerned, I used one of the deep cut blades. I also used one of the thickest leather settings. I hope this helps.

      Melanie

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