Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Cookie Earrings

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Well, it's that time of year again! Let the holiday festivities officially commence with Thanksgiving being the first event of the season.  Thanksgiving will be here in a few short days and once we come out of our food coma's, it's time to string up the holiday lights and place holiday wreaths on the doors.  Um, to be perfectly honest though, I'm one of those guilty people who "accidentally" left their Christmas lights up since last year.  What?! Fairy lights are really pretty at night, no matter what season.  So...uh...woops...

While it may be a bit premature to be thinking about Christmas, it's never too early to start working on Christmas themed miniatures.  You always have to start a couple weeks/months ahead to prep for all the extra miniatures you'll be making.  This year I decided to make a bunch of holiday themed cookie earrings for my friends and family as their gifts.  It's not the price of the gift that matters, it's the thought.  I put a lot of love and care into making these, I really hope they like them.

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I first sketched the shape of each cookie (approximately 1 cm tall) on a large flat piece of clay and then individually cut and textured each one.  Then took a first pass applying light brown pastel for an all over "baked" effect and followed up with darker brown pastel around the cookie edges.

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The cookies with frosting on them were created by mixing polymer clay with TLS.  Lastly I applied tiny clay decorations to them and baked it.

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About a week ago I ordered surgical steel earring posts and backings off of eBay.  Finally after much anticipation I received the package and superglued the cookies to the flat pad earring posts.  I couldn't be happier with the outcome!  Hopefully my friends and family like them.

P.S.  I'm thinking about possibly making another tutorial.  If so, what would you want to see?


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