Gold as Gold Faux Metal Earrings

Thursday, January 3, 2013
We're loving all things gold and glittery to kick off the new year!  Here's a super easy way to get the look of hammered/forged metal using the Tulip Fashion Glitter Holographic Transfer Sheets and vinyl fabric compliments of our fab in-house designer Lauri Eaton.  There's actually 2 pieces that are a shiny silver and gold metallic that we will be using for this project inside the pack! You only need these sheets plus a few basic jewelrymaking supplies to create these stunners.
What you'll need for this project:
– black vinyl fabric
– scissors
– thick needle
– gold jump rings
– needle nose pliers
– hoop earring components
– iron
– ironing board
– scissors
Open up your package and pull out your shimmer sheet in your choice of silver or gold. Cut it into a manageable piece for ironing. Peel off plastic cover and place pressing cloth over design on the back of your black vinyl.
Heat dry iron to suitable setting for fabric, iron design in place, pressing firmly for 40 seconds.
Cut off excess vinyl around the iron-on sheet.
Cut out a small rectangle of the vinyl approximately 2 inches long by 3/18th of an inch.
Open a jump ring up and add it to your hold. Close back your ring.
Complete all 5 dangly pieces.
Now loop them onto you hoop and you're ready to wear!
Lauri also created an amazing necklace using this technique! Paired with a little chain these look so rocker chic!