Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Map Earrings with Epiphany Crafts Oval Tool

This week the Epiphany Crafts Design Team is sharing ideas using the Epiphany Crafts Oval Tool. Be sure to stop by the Epiphany Crafts blog to see what the rest of the design team created using the oval tool.
For my project I made these fun map earrings with a matching gift box. It's a quick and easy project that would make a fun gift.
I used a map patterned paper from a 6x6 Crate paper pad. You could use an old map, too. Punch two ovals with bubble caps from the map paper using the Epiphany Crafts Oval Tool.

Adhere the bubble caps to Epiphany Crafts Oval Metal Settings.

You will need 2 jump rings and 2 earring bases. Use pliers to open the jump rings to add the earrings and the oval settings.

Close up the jump rings and your earrings are complete.

To make the matching box start by cutting a 6x6 piece of patterned paper or map. My paper was from a 6x6 paper pad so I was able to skip this step. Score 1 inch on all 4 sides of the paper.

After scoring, each corner should be a 1 inch square. Cut along one of the score lines up to the next score line to form your tab.

Do the same for each of the other three corners. You can also taper each tab so the pieces fit together a bit better.

Fold on all the score lines and add adhesive to all four tabs.

Adhere the tabs in place to form the lid.

Once you have adhered all four tabs in place your lid will be ready.

To make the bottom of the box you follow the same steps, but start by cutting your paper at 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches.
You will also need to make an insert to hold the earrings. Make sure to cut your paper an 1/8 inch smaller than the bottom of the box so it will fit inside the box and then use the same steps as above to make the insert.
Before applying adhesive to the tabs use a pencil to mark where you want your earrings to be placed on the insert and use the Basic Grey Notch tool to cut two slits around the pencil marks.

Use the crop-a-dile to punch holes at the spots you marked with the pencil and then finish assembling the insert.

Add the earrings to the insert and place into the bottom of the box and your gift is ready to share.
Epiphany Crafts Studio Shape Oval Tool
Epiphany Crafts Oval Metal Settings
Epiphany Crafts Oval Bubble Caps
Crate Paper Fourteen 6x6 Paper Pad
Recollections White Cardstock
The Jewelry Shop 6mm Jump Rings
Bead Landing Earrings
Basic Grey Notch Tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile


Anonymous said...

these earrings are very cute. Love the map idea and the gift box is perfect!