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:
- Cricut Explorer
- Cricut Cut Path PNG file HERE
- Standard Cricut Mat
- Deep Cut Blade
- Deep Cut Blade Housing
- Birch Plywood
- Modern Masters Metallic Paint
- Modern Masters Satin Acrylic Polyurethane
- Paint Brush
- Sand Paper
- Washi Tape
- (2) Earring Wires
- Round Needle Nose Pliers
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.
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.
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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Product was received for this post. But, all opinions are 100% my own.
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