Dooitu DIY | FIMO Coffee Cup Earrings
🖤 Step-by-step tutorial:
1 - Shape the soft white FIMO into two balls that are about the same size as the wooden beads used. The larger the beads, the larger the cup will be afterwards.
In order to work better, place the wooden beads on a suitable object and carefully press the FIMO ball around the bead. Make sure the edge of the cup is evenly thick and has the same height all around. Then shape the cup as desired, round, bulbous, square ...
2 - Roll a thin strand of white FIMO and cut about 1.5 cm. Roll the top end into a pointy shape and round off the bottom end. Press the pointed end onto the top of the cup. Form a small bow and carefully press the round end onto the bottom of the cup.
Repeat steps 1-2 and place both cups in the oven for 10 minutes at 110°C.
3 - Mix about 2-3 mm of brown FIMO and about 2-3 mm of yellow FIMO, cut in half and mix one half with about 2-3 mm of soft white FIMO. Then press two equal sized balls of each color together and roll out.
4 - Fold the surface in the middle and fold it back together, slightly offset, and roll out. Repeat the process 2-3 times, then the surface should simply be folded and unfolded until a nice color transition is created.
5 - Now remove the wooden balls and work the cups with the abrasive sponge until the surface is nice and smooth and clean.
6 - To get the coffee into the cup, turn the cups over and press them lightly on the gradient and cut out the circle with the pin. You may need to fill the cup with a little FIMO first. Then the coffee circles go into the cups. To do this, press the FIMO into the cup with a flat modeling tool.
7 - Roll out some very thin white FIMO and cut out two small hearts with a pin and place them on the coffee in the cup. The tip of the heart points down into the light color of the coffee. With a flat modeling tool, the irregularities of the heart can now be leveled out. Then press the heart firmly onto the coffee in the cup.
Now apply a little of the dark coffee color to the center of the heart and scrape the surface downward again with a little pressure so as to create a small gradient.
If everything is correct, tap the surface with a toothbrush until it is frothy.
8 - For the bottom of the cup, press two balls of white FIMO under the cup and use the tool with the larger ball to make a hole in the middle. Use the tool with the smaller ball to trace the curve in the middle until you have a nice round shape. Now place it on your work surface and press down very lightly. Place the cups on baking paper in the preheated oven for 30 minutes at 110 °C.
9 - While the cups are still warm, poke two small holes with the pin where the eyelets should go, and insert the eyelets. Apply the glossy paint. Complete. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)