Do It Yourself: Arrowhead Earrings and Cuff

Hey Everyone! I came across a few pieces on anthropology that I loved but I wasn't really wanting to spend $40 on each piece so I opted to DIY it instead. I really like how they turned out and I wanted to have the mixed metal look. Best thing is it cost me $5 to do both instead of $80 for both. So without further adieu let me show you how you can make these.



You Will Need
• Polymer Clay
• Paint (Shade Copper)
• X-Acto Knife
• Wire
• Earring Backs
• E-6000 Glue or Hot Glue
• Nail
• Wire cutters

1 | Begin by warming up your clay in your hands. This will make your clay more malleable and easy to work with.

2 | Roll out your clay to about 1/4 inch thick.

3 | Next with a nail draw out an arrow pattern for each piece. Then take your x-acto and cut out the shapes.

4 | Once your shapes are cut being to add some texture. For the earrings simply use the nail to create holes and divots. Make them really rough. For your cuff, take your knife and slice out some pieces, add some nail holes for more texture.

5 | Once you are happy with your texutre, bake your pieces for 15 minutes at 275 degrees (or as your clay directs you).

6 | Once you have let it cool for 20 minutes you can paint your pieces. I chose to do mine copper.

7 | While my paint was drying I worked on forming my cuff. I took the wire and wrapped it around my arm to determine size and position. Once I was happy I sliced off the end. To help keep the cuff round I wrapped it around a mason jar afterwards.

8 | Once your paint has dried take your glue and attach the earring backs and your ends of your cuff to each piece. Let this dry overnight before wearing.

And you're set! If there are any other anthropology hacks that you want to see please let me know and I will be sure to do them!

Thanks for reading/watching!
xxKelsey