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Polymer clay Heartbeats Headphones! (Not really) Better than the real thing!!
My camera is broken, so these pics are from my phone, which is only semi functional. It only sent SOME of the pics to my email so i could put them up here. There were pics for every step but not anymore, sorry! But here's how to make a crummy but VERY inexpensive version of the cute but costly Heartbeats. $100 my butt.

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  • How to decorate headphones. Diy Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mix equal parts white and black polymer clay for a while to get gray. Roll it into a ball, then on a flat surface, press the ball down so that it's circular with one flat end. Leave it flat-face down on the surface.

  • How to decorate headphones. Diy Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your knife, and cut at an angle to make a sort of 3-sided pyramid. Make 2. Here's what the bottom looks like:

  • How to decorate headphones. Diy Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the pyramid in half. Get your headphones, and then press the sides around the headphone, and it should look like this, flat part up.
    Do the same to the other pyramid too. Then, take them off and they should have little grooves in them. DON'T mess up the grooves.

  • Step 4

    Use the scraps from turning the ball into a pyramid for the top layer. Make into another ball, then squish flat.

  • Step 5

    Use the knife to cut a triangle that is smaller than the surface area of the bottom of the pyramid. Again, make 2.

  • Step 6

    Cut straight vertical lines on the triangles.

  • How to decorate headphones. Diy Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut straight horizontal lines.

  • Step 8

    Cut lines that turn the squares in the triangle to triangles, so basically cut lines that make all the squares cut in half.

  • Step 9

    Bake! I don't know about your clay, but i baked my triangles for 15 minutes at 275* and the pyramids for 30 at the same temperature.

  • How to decorate headphones. Diy Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones - Step 10
    Step 10

    Let everything cool, and then with your silver nailpolish, paint everything!

  • Step 11

    Put a dab of hot glue in the grooves of thhe pyramids, and then attach to the headphones appropriately.

  • Step 12

    Hot glue the triangles to the flat parts of the pyramids.

  • Step 13

    Done :) I know they aren't super great, i made this up as i went along and i'm not the best sculptor haha! Enjoy though!

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Yaoichou™
Yaoichou™ · Portsmouth, England, GB · 6 projects
So amazing! Happy I was actually gonna do this ages ago to annoy my friend but hers broke so I didnt need to XD I really must get round to do it as yours look great Happy
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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects
no, you're totally right haha. they're like lightweight, super good quality, etc. but i'm not picky about my headphones, so if i ever bought heartbeats it'd be because they look amazing. and i LOVE that idea! could i steal it from you? Happy
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Autonomous
Autonomous · Phoenix, Arizona, US · 22 projects
I'm fairly sure the price tag on the heartbeat is a quality thing, but this is a really really cute way to imitate tho look.
you could make cupcake headphones!!
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