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Show your earbuds some love ♥
I've always wanted to make these, I just wasn't ever able to settle on a design. :(

After a recent trip to the butterfly house, though, my mind seemed to have been made for me. I knew that I wouldn't always want to stand out too much when I'm listening to music, so I decided to make them removable. And now I can make new ones to coordinate with my mood or outfit >:)

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  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up everything. You will need: Polymer clay, a clay knife, a clay roller, a pair of earphones, some acrylic paint or nail polish, a hot glue gun, and either clay glaze or clear nail polish.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll out your clay fairly thin, about 1/8 of an inch or so, and cut so that it is as wide as your earphone is long.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off a piece of the clay long enough to fit around most of the earphone's base, leaving a gap large enough to fit the cord through easily.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out at least one more piece this size. You can make as many as you want though :)

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap the pieces of clay around the the earphone to give it a sort of "U" shape. I'll be referring to this piece as the base from now on.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll out your remaining clay, or grab some more if you need to, and start scratching out a design. Make sure that you'll be able to duplicate it...
    (I was torn between making the butterfly wings, a knife going through my head, or a banana.)

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out your design and bake. (I used Sculpey III, so I baked it for about 20 min. at 275 degrees Farenheit.)

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 8
    Step 8

    Let your clay cool and paint it. I started with a white base coat so that everything would show up well.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finish adding any extra painting details then glaze. Let the clay dry completely, then glue it to the base across from the cord opening.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wrap the earphone a couple of times with some electrical tape to hold the base on more securely.

  • How to decorate headphones. Clip On Earphone Accessories - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the music! :)

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April
April · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 10 projects
Those are awesome! Great job, I may have to try that.....one of these days. Happy
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Shazziiee
Shazziiee · Colchester, England, GB · 25 projects
That looks so cute!!
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Happy Fayse :)
Happy Fayse :) · 10 projects
Thanks everyone! ♥ I haven't exactly worked with clay in a while ^^;
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Dayana M.
Dayana M. · 5 projects
so cute *-*
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Taylor H.
Taylor H. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 2 projects
Pretty!
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Taylor H.
Taylor H. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 2 projects
Pretty!
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lauren x
lauren x
so cute!!!!!!
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Your Gracious
Your Gracious · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 7 projects
Amazing!
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Happy Fayse :)
Happy Fayse :) · 10 projects
Thanks ♥ I'm making a new pair right now Happy
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hannah g.
hannah g. · Horten, Vestfold, NO · 74 projects
awh what a nice idea Happy im definately going to try this out.
thanks for sharing your great how-to
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