Natural Wood Earrings1.07.2015
Natural, painted, and bedazzled.
Earring posts-I purchased mine from the jewelry making section at Joann's; my personal craft making heaven.
Epoxy-My favorite brand is LOCTITE Epoxy Gel with a 6 minute setting time
1. Cut your wood studs.
2. Mix your Epoxy according to the directions on your bottle and place a small amount on your earring posts. Then, apply your wood studs, place them face down in an undisturbed location and allow them to completely dry.
3. Glam up your wood studs.
A. If you choose to paint them: Place a small amount of your selected craft paint (I chose a fun silver hued metallic paint) on a paper plate and then paint half of each stud. You can choose to paint just half of the surface of your stud, or you can continue the paint down the sides of your stump as well (this is what I did) to give it the look of being dipped completely in paint. Place the earrings on the side that hasn't been painted, and let them completely dry.
B. If you choose to add glitter: Dip the tip of paint brush in your Mod Podge. Paint the surface of each stud, and then press your studs into a small amount of glitter. Lay your studs on their sides and allow to completely dry. Then, paint one final layer over the glitter to keep it in place. Remember to let it completely dry again.
C. If you choose to leave them au natural: Paint the surface of each earring with a thin layer of Mod Podge and allow to completely dry. Doing this will all a nice glossy look to your earrings and protect them from any external elements.
And there you have it! Three variations of wooden earrings that even Mother Nature herself would be envious of!