I like to finally get around to making stuff about a year after I buy the materials. It’s just who I am.
When my sister visited me last spring, we hit up Artists and Fleas for a bit of browsing. She was particularly enamored of a pair of druzy studs. At $100, they were very pretty, but a little expensive. With my usual crafting bluster, I said, “I can make you those!” So I bought some druzy cabochons on eBay (they were about $5/pair) and a handful of bezel earring posts- and then promptly put them in a drawer and forgot about them.
To make them into functional objects, all I had to do was:
1) Apply a little E-6000 to the bezel.
2) Jam the druzy in there.
3) Let it dry.
Voila! A pair of lovely druzy earrings for about $7. Sorry it took a year, Jana. Also, sorry I didn’t send any earring backs. You probably have some, and I forgot to order any.
In an even better stroke of luck, the gold druzy matched my new gold glitter acrylic. So I lasercut a little bit of coordinating custom rapper bling for the most gangsta information scientist I know:
Druzy, man. Hard to believe this stuff comes out of rocks.