Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons)

Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) | by In Whirl of Inspiration

2016 unfortunately blasted numerous artists sending them to neverland. One of them was my one and favorite David Bowie. For Bowie, who left, and for my love of big offbeat earrings, I made these stunning, tribute, thunder glitter ones (that have clip ons, cause I have no holes in my ears). They don't go unnoticed at all, so I think my goal here is reached!

Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) | by In Whirl of Inspiration

You will need:

glitter (thick gold peels, like I used, or another color/texture)

atlacoll (mod podge type of glue)

a PVC sheet (or a thin cardboard sheet)

scissors

pen

Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) Tutorial | by In Whirl of Inspiration
 
Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) Tutorial | by In Whirl of Inspiration

On the PVC or cardboard sheet draw two lightning patterns, or use mine patterns if you don't feel comfortable drawing them, cut them. These will be the basis of your earrings. And spread a rich layer of the glue on their upper side.

Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) Tutorial | by In Whirl of Inspiration

Springle the glitter on them to cover all the lightning uniformly. Let them dry and repeat also on the ther side for both earrings. When they are dry poke them gently, so that loose glitter falls. If there are still patches without glitter, add a bit of glue and fill them. Repeat the same on the edges of lightning, to hide exposed PVC or cardboard.

 
Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) Tutorial | by In Whirl of Inspiration

When you are done with glueing the glitter, attach the clip ons (or the piercings if you have holes in your ears). Glue them in the upper inner sides of the lighnings, as they will be more comfortable to wear this way. I would suggest on the less presentable sides of the earrings. ;)

Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) Tutorial | by In Whirl of Inspiration

Also, I would like to show that if you don't cover the glitter with an upper layer of glue (left earring, to secure extra the glitter) the earrings turn more shiny. Choose the shininess that you like!

Enjoy wearing them, do it for Bowie and me. They will be gorgeous in person!

Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) | by In Whirl of Inspiration
Bowie Lightning-Shaped Earrings with Glitter (and clip ons) | by In Whirl of Inspiration

Ahh, aren't they absolutely amazing?!

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By the way, if you want a little bit of fanciness to spice up your neutral outfits, here are some ideas:

Credits | Text & Photography: Despina Kortesidou