Happy Mario day everyone!
(Get it, "MAR10"!)
I don't know about you, but the Mario Bros. series of games has been consistently one of my favorites. I've loved the character designs from the 8-big beginnings to today's cute and cuddly 3D versions. Even the monsters are cute and loveable!
That's why when I first saw chain chomp and piranha plant earrings for sale on Etsy, I knew I wanted a pair of each for myself. I put off buying them until one day I came across the YouTube channel NerdECrafter.
These tutorials changed my life (or at least my crafting game). Jackie is the reason why I started playing with polymer clay in the first place. Her videos make even tough projects look easier, and they are! There are so many more awesome and geeky tutorials on NerdECrafter, so please check them out!
Here are a few Mario Bros. themed earring sets I made:
*crazy barking noises*
These are my favorite to wear because they are so fun! The chompers are doing their job and they're not letting go! The ear cuff gives it a little something extra too.
"Are you my mummy?"
Using this tutorial, I was finally able to make a pair of chain chomps for myself. Easy peasy! (Actually, that's not true. I spent hours working on this trying to make it look right. But it wasn't as bad or as hard as it looks!) Check it out:
I made these for a friend's son. They were really fun and challenging to make. I still need to make a pair for myself!
I didn't use a tutorial for this one, just a lot of reference photos!
They're my favorite!! I have several Venus fly trap plants in my house, so I'm a big fan of carnivorous plants. Even when they're trying to bite me!
"Feed us, Bowser!"
Watch out, they bite!
Mine look a little different, but here's the tutorial I used from NerdECrafter:
I highly recommend not doing sharp points like I did. It can make your ears angry after a while!
I made these specifically for my birthday last year when I went to the EMP in Seattle to celebrate leveling up.
Even more perfect was the awesome Mario-themed mural they had there!
Who is your favorite Mario Bros. character?
I got the Mario themed font from FontSpace