Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guinea Pig Earrings

I made a pair of guinea pig earrings this weekend.  Years ago I bought studs to make my own Sculpey earrings, but was never inspired.  Then I saw a pair on Etsy (she has a variety of cute animals) and decided to make my own.

The guinea pigs themselves weren't difficult to make.  I've done variations of dangling guinea pigs on Christmas ornaments, so I was familiar with the basics.  Adding the post and backing were tricky.  The clay was soft and deformed easily.  I needed to do all of the pieces separately.  I was unsure how they'd look altogether until they'd been baked and I could assemble them.

I'm pleased with the results.  Aren't they cute?  I have a few more studs - I may have to make a few more.



I am linking up to Linky Tuesday.  It's so exciting to see my String Theory quilt top is featured on today's Linky post!


4 comments :

  1. Sally,

    WOW on both! Those earrings are so tiny!!! How did you do that. How exciting to have your quilt featured on another blog!

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  2. They are very cute! Perhaps Pinniped and Cannoli in earring format are next? ;)

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    1. I have others like this pair that I'm just shipping off to CavyMadness (http://cavymadness.com/shop/index.html). I am hoping they'll be available in the next few weeks. If they sell out quickly, I hope to make some more by the end of the year.

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