Are you looking for something to make your earrings stand out? Well, look no further than these eye-catching saddle spreaders! With just a few pieces of glass, you can make them look really great. Not only that, but they’re also easy to make and very affordable. So what are you waiting for? Start making some beautiful earrings today!
What you need to make your saddle spreaders
.You’ll need a glass bowl, a candle holder, and some jewelry wire. You can buy the glass for about $20 on Amazon. Once you’ve got that, it’s just a matter of cutting the glass into two pieces so you have one long piece, and two shorter pieces to hold your earrings on each side.
How to make your saddle spreaders look great
The first thing you’ll need to make is a glass mold. You don’t have to go out and buy one, but you’ll want something that will be sturdy enough to support the weight of your earrings. A good alternative would be a glass bowl with a cover.
Next, you will need to prepare your earrings. The best way to do this is by grinding the glass at an angle that’s perpendicular to the earring backs; this grinds the inside of the earring for more strength and stability. Once you’ve got your earrings prepared, it’s time for some grinding action!
Once you’ve prepared your glass, you will use a little water (about 1/4 cup) to clean away any dust or grime from the inside of the earring back. After this step is complete, it’s time for them to dry.
To get rid of any excess water on the surface of the earring back, take a soft cloth and lightly rub it against the surface while letting it stay in contact with the rear side of your earring backs (be careful not to scratch them!).
How to make your saddle spreaders affordable!
Saddle spreaders are worn to hold up the earrings when you aren’t wearing them but want to show your jewelry off. They come in a variety of styles and colors, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your earrings.
If you’re looking for something that’s durable and easy to make, think about making your own saddle spreaders. It’s a great way to save money on accessories that you won’t use very often. You can also create different sizes, which will add variety to your collection. You don’t have to spend tons of money either—a basket-style saddle spreader will run around $15-$30 depending on what they look like and how many you make.
How to make your saddle spreaders look really cool.
To make your saddle spreaders look even better, you’ll need to add a little bit of color to them. You can do that easily with some colorful glass.
You can find the color you want in your local hardware stores, such as Home Depot or Lowes. You’ll need to use an old tire for this, but don’t worry—you can replace it with a new one if you want to keep the look authentic.
Once you’ve cut the tire into different pieces using a pair of scissors, stick them all together with hot glue so they’re securely held together. The finished product should resemble something like this:
Now that your pieces are glued together, it’s time to sand them down and paint them so they match the rest of your project! When done, let them dry for 24 hours and then give them a final buffing with some PVA (paint thinner) until they’re shiny and smooth. It looks best when done on the backside because it adds more detail to the visual appeal of your saddle spreaders.
Buckle up for a brilliant display of your artistry. After all, you’re the one who designed it.