Chicago Earrings - Art Deco Style

Hi guys, I’m Shaena. I usually pop on to just view the boards (you all are amazing and so inspiring!), but this is my very first time posting! Hoping I can become a regular :slight_smile:

I made these earrings last night as “table mate gifts” for a conference I’m going to in Chicago next week. I wanted to celebrate the gorgeous architecture of the city and immediately thought an Art Deco pattern would be appropriate!

These are thin (3/16") cheap wood blanks - I think birch? - that I painted gold with Rub & Buff. I’m constantly amazed at the tolerance & detail of the forge. The thinnest areas of the design are probably 1/32" or less!

Feel free to grab the file (svg, below) and make a few for yourself, friends or small craft shows. (Just please don’t sell the digital file!) If you make any, share a pic back and let me see! These would be beautiful out of gold acrylic!

Chicago Earring2

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Those are absolutely gorgeous!

Keep reading and posting and liking stuff, and you’ll be a Regular before you know it. 'Cause it’s all about the badges, dontcha know! :wink:

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Thanks! And badges?! I didn’t know!
#lifegoals

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Yep, go poke around in your user profile; you’ll find them! :slight_smile:

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Great stuff, welcome into the light!

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Those remind me of “The Great Gatsby”…love them!

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Those are beautiful - and I think I’m gonna have to buy some rub’n’buff. It makes even the must mundane wood glow!

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Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

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I am sure these will be appreciated by your conference friends. Have fun in Chicago and keep posting.

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I really like the Rub & Buff! Thanks to these forums - I’d never heard of it before!

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They would be gorgeous out of any acrylic. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Lovely design! Your table mates and YOU are going to steel the show.
You inspire me to actually use the Rub n Buff I got!

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Wow you’re very generous. Great design

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I’m curious about this rub and buff stuff. Does it dry like paint after it’s applied?

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Not quite. It’s more like shoe polish. The more you rub it in, the less you’ll see when handling it later. You can, of course, put a finish over it.

Takes a VERY small amount to get good results. The cloth I use to apply it has enough in the fibers that I often don’t even need to add more for small jobs.

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No, it’s more of a waxy texture, and hardens when you rub it on. I think it’s made of magic!

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Cool. I must round some up and try it out.

Haha. Magic.

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Try it, you’ll see!

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It’s on my to do list for sure.

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