Easy Card Stock Earrings
Easy and realistic looking gem jewelry can be surprisingly easy to create using printed images on card stock. While the "beads" do not have the body of a true gem, these gem-wannabes look like a thin slice of the real thing. A topcoat of magical, Diamond Glaze gives them a nice bit of dimension and a shiny surface. Adding real copper metal to the beads completes the illusion. As you might imagine, they are extremely light to wear. This fun project can be created in minutes. But you'll need a few hours for the glaze to set on each side.
step 3 - If there are any irregular or fuzzy edges, file them off gently with a finger nail file.
step 6 - Apply glaze on the backside of the beads and allow them to dry.
- Card stock
- Craft Knife or cutting machine
- Elmers Glue
- Diamond Glaze
- Copper wire 18 gauge
- Copper erring wire
- jewelry pliers and wire cutters
- Copper filigree bead caps