Below are the earrings I am going to try to replicate! Click here for the rest of the collection. I wish I knew how much these earrings would cost, but unfortunately I can’t find them anywhere. However, Alegorie has what I believe is the current collection. Earrings there ranging from $69-79.
Here we go! First your supplies: cardboard, scissors, paint, brushes, sponge/spongebrush, glue (not pictured), glossy paint (optional, also not pictured), and a thick sewing needle (or something like it, also, not pictured.)
First you want to cut out your shape for one earring, then trace it and cut out your second.
Once you have the two base shapes, trace your shape again and then take it in a bit to create your top shape. It should like this after:
Before starting any color paints, I gave all four shapes a base coat of black: front, back, and sides. Forgot to take a picture of that. The next step is to start painting your space design! Start with your darkest color first and make sure to blot your sponge/spongebrush on newspaper before putting it onto your shapes. This way you’ll get the correct texture.
Now put it on your shape in certain areas!
Continue this using your colors from dark to light until it looks something like this:
Next, add some little white dots with a small paintbrush to look like stars. I wasn’t able to do the “shining” stars because I couldn’t find a paintbrush small enough. Sad face :( When they’re all painted to your liking, get ready to go over all four pieces with your glossy top coat. The two photos below compare what it looks like with and without the glossy coat. I almost like the matte black look on the base shapes, but decided to put it on anyways because it makes the pieces more durable.
After you’ve coated both let them dry. The paint I was using dried very fast so I actually did two coats on everything.
After they dried I got out my thick sewing needle and placed it where I wanted the hole to be. Then I used the handle of one of my brushes to tap it like a hammer until it went through completely. Be careful with this though, because it’s cardboard it may easily “pucker” where you’re trying to puncture the hole.
Then get out your glue, I think I used tacky glue or something, and glue your two pieces together. Let them dry!
Attach a jump ring and an earring post, I didn’t have any posts to glue a black circle to, so I just used my simple silver ball studs, which I actually like better :)
Blurry picture I know, I’ll replace it once I have a better one. Another way to make these would have been to just print out a photo of a nebula to glue on instead of painting it. If anyone else tries this let me know! I’d love to see!