Monday Madness: Postage Stamp Earrings Project

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Create the look of funky foreign ephemera stamps with these post-office inspired earrings.



What's The Plan, Stan?
  • Use two postage stamps (either real, or not :) to create twin scrabble tiles charms, which will be used to make a simple, yet distinct pair of earrings.
Ingredients:

  • Two scrabble tiles
  • Two stamps (I bought a small pack of scrap booking stamps - made to look like they're from all over the world, however, there are literally tons of options out there. You can use some stamps you have in your own collections, you can buy some real exotic stamps online, you can make your own...)
  • Tacky Glue
  • Glossy Accents (or similar)
  • Two eyepins
  • Two ear wires
  • Four large jumprings
  • Two small jumprings
  • Two pyrite rondelles
  • Two shell 4 mm rounds
Tools Of The Trade:
  • Drill with small bit
  • Scrap piece of wood
  • Paintbrush
  • Needlenose pliers

Process:
  • Measures and mark two holes on each scrabble tile - one on top, one on bottom. Drill :)
  • Cover blank side with think coat of lightly watered down glue. Place postage stamps on top, then add another coat of glue. Allow to dry. Repierce the holes with a thumbtack, safety pin etc
  • At this point you can add further decoration to the tile with Pearl Ex Pigments, sharpies, colored pencils etc. I left mine as it is. Allow to dry completely.
  • Cover each surface with glossy accents.
  • Once the tile is completely dried, add the jumprings. Attach the earwires to the top jumprings by linking them with the small jumpring. 
  • Connect the eyepin to the bottom jumpring. Add the pyrite rondelle, then the shell round. Close with a wrapped loop.

C'est Fin!

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