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Cherry Earrings by Ingalain Cherry Earrings by Ingalain
Who hasn't hung cherries from their ears as a child (or even as an adult)? It's always been a ritual of mine with the first cherries of the season, so I thought I would make some cherry earrings I could wear whenever I wanted.

These are life-size, and I've been asked more than once if they're real!

Materials: aluminium foil, wire, polymer clay (Sculpey III), acrylics to give it a bit of "real" color, glossy glaze for the cherries and mate glaze for the stems.
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ElfakiJem Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, they're so good!!!
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DoodlebertDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: :clap:
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RainbowEx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
These are so cool.
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ginajaja Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome idea! chrries are one of my favorite things to clay, and are one of my most requested earings but i never thought of making them this way :) have an idea:
you could insert an eyepin all the way throught the stem and attach the ring of the eyepin to a stud like this one:[link]
or simply use green wire for the stem.
for the back cherry you can use one of those barrel clasps that have like a "dish" [link] so you have a surface to attach the stem to :)
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festivefeathers Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want these so bad ;-;
Fav'd!
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Ingalain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! You could try to make ones ;)
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Woaaah! Sooo cool !
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:iconingalain:
Ingalain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :dance:
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Machi-Ramen Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Clever idea!
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:iconingalain:
Ingalain Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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pepsiculamaie Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
That's the coolest think I've seen in a long time
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:iconingalain:
Ingalain Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :dance:
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pink-gizzy Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That`s such a smart idea.
I like it and the cherries look so yummy ...
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:iconingalain:
Ingalain Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That's the idea! Only a week or two until it's cherry season! Yum yum
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N-Chiodo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is soooo cool and very creative! Love them!
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks!
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Christine-E Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great job with the stem, and they look so realistic:thumbsup:
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:iconingalain:
Ingalain Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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hellfirefairy Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Man if you could get these to be a bit more sturdy and mass producable I'd buy a pair from you these are great!
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:iconingalain:
Ingalain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm working on the "sturdy" part. I'm trying to learn from my mistakes ^^

Mass producible, I don't think I can do no matter how fast I work! I might make a few more as commissions, though.
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hellfirefairy Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
By mass producible I ment more the like two X3 I totally understand these aren't fast or easy to make. Just saying I'd love a pair :3
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;) That's a great compliment, thanks!
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WildWonder083 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There is a glue called goop that really really stick. There slogan is bonds whatever sticks forever. In my experiance it is really true. LOL The cherries are AMAZING. I LOVE them!
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

"goop"? I can't imagine asking for that in a shop. In Spanish. ;)

Just kidding. I'll make sure to research it. Maybe I can find it online, or get the composition so I can find a brand that sells it here. Thanks for the tip! :hug:
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WildWonder083 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the stuff my only discourse with it is the damned tube. It's a little hard to squeeze. I fixed it tho with my new tube. I bought these unfilled thin tip bottles at my local Joann's and squeezed it in there. Much easier on the hand if you have allot to glue.
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SquirrellyWrathGrl Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love cherries. I love their taste. I love their texture. And I most of all love how they look.
And I love how these earrings look! :wow: ! Could've fooled me had I not seen the title!

You've done a wonderful job! 8,D! These are so super cute! :love: ! They indeed look so realistic ;A;. (makes me envy you and want a pair myself, alas, my ears aren't pierced! :XD: )

:clap: Fantastic job and instant fave! :heart: Good job!
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug: Oh, I love cherries too. Taste, texture, looks. I even love the memories they bring!

Aw... un-pierced ears. Fortunately for me, my parents had my ears pierced when I was born... I think I would have been too scared to pierce them now ;P

Yay! Instant fave!
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SharieSweetArts Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
original!!
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ;)
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FrozenNote Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They look so real! Great job! But are you sure nothing will break off? The studs don't seem to hang on too tightly.
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

Yeah, they're kinda fragile. I made them like this thinking about a new glue I bought that advertised as extra-strong-will-stick-anything-together-forever. It was called araldite or something like that? Anyways, didn't work, so I ended up using plain "super glue", and it seems to hold if I'm careful when removing them.

I'm already thinking about a re-design. I'll put the stud inside the clay, and see if it doesn't break. I don't know about the other cherry, the one behind the ear. It doesn't really need to be glued to the clasp to work, so I guess I won't worry much about it.

Any ideas?
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N-Chiodo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you tried Aleene's Jewelry Metal Glue? I think its something like $5 at Wal-mart. It works great on most of my projects, maybe it would work in this case?
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No. I heard of it some time ago, and I've been trying to find it, but no luck. I've tried some 'jewelry glues' of other brands, but nothing's as strong as advertised :(

Thanks for the tip, though! I'll definitely order it if I see it online!
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N-Chiodo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, weird. I hope you find something that works!
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FrozenNote Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Super glue is the only thing I can suggest... Not much more... Adding a stud is also a good idea, yes, maybe it will be safer..
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