Shield Earrings with Bettina Welker

Learn how to make a big bold pair of stud earrings that really make a statement in this CraftArtEdu class with Bettina Welker. The organic black and white base is complemented by subtly colored stripes. Both earrings parts are flexibly connected with buna cord, which gives the earrings a nice movement on the ear. Because earring studs are embedded in the back, the overall geometric feel is not disrupted by dangling ear wires.
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Donna Kato's Reducing Round Canes Free Basic Tutorial

• Polymer Clay: 1 P black, 2 P white and 1 P of a color of your choice
• PolyPaste (or liquid clay)
• Super glue
• Clay blade (flexible and rigid) scalpel and scissors
• Pasta Machine
• Oil paint in black and a stiff brush
• Grey or black embossing powder
• Texture for the back of the earrings
• Thin, mesh-like texture for the front of the earrings (I used a piece of a disposable plastic table runner with a web-like pattern)
• Hand drill with 1.5 mm drill bit
• 1.5 mm buna cord
• Earring posts
• Small round cookie cutter
• 400 and 600 grit wet sanding paper
• Printout of the template

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Bettina Welker

Bettina Welker

Bettina always walks through the world curiously with eyes wide open looking for inspiration.
If she sees a shape, a color or a pattern, her creative mojo just starts going. This can be everything - architecture, nature, paintings or just a walk through the hardware store. She even gets new ideas just by cleaning up her studio. Teaching is very important to Bettina - the interaction with creative people is very inspiring - she never walks out of a class that she taught without having learned something as well. For her, the greatest reward is a happy, inspired student.

As a trained graphic designer,...
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