These colorful handmade stud earrings start with tiny brass or stainless steel frames in various shapes. I fill the frames with a veneer of one of my signature polymer clay millefiori designs, and an optional dollop of clear resin. The posts are stainless steel.
The hexagons, squares, triangles, and 10mm circle frames are brass, while the 12mm circle frame is stainless steel.
Polymer is colorful and doesn’t require any paints. I insert the raw polymer veneers into the frames, and then attach the posts to the backs by encasing them in liquid polymer clay. This eliminates the need for glue. After I’ve baked the earrings, I may add a drop of resin to the front of each stud in order to give them shine and dimension. The resin is left to harden for at least 3 days before shipping.
If you don’t like a dimensional shiny top, you can order these studs without the resin. You will get a flat matte or shiny top, which is flush to the brass frame, instead.
These are great short-hair earrings. They’re work wardrobe friendly, and great for casual times, too, when dangly earrings might feel too dressy.
Due to the fact that these items are handmade, and each one is unique, pattern placement and scale may vary from that depicted in the pattern sample swatches. When choosing a design, keep in mind that only a tiny portion of the shown patterns can fit inside the brass frames. Small scale patterns like Calico work best.