How to Make Domino Earrings Using Image Transfers and Aanraku Bails

Uploaded by Beadaholique on 19.10.2011

Hi this is Julie with and today I want to show you how to make a
domino tile earring like this one here. This is the first one of our pair here
and together we're going to make it's matched pair
this is the domino tile with a transfer sheet laid on top of it
I've used an aanraku bail, earring style so that the whole thing is facing
forward instead of the side for a pendant
and then I used a simple earring hook
so what you need for this project is a transfer sheet
transfer sheets put out by Nunn Design. This the black-and-white

floral graphic
on the back of the transfer sheet there's going to be the full
we're gonna walk through it with this video but if you want to make more at
home you'll have the instructions right there
for the total project you'll need two
domino tiles
I already got one done so I'm going to be using one but if you're doing this for
yourself you'll need two
you see that they've got the little dots on one side and blank on the other
you'll need two of the aanruku bails size small
earring bails
these are silver plated
you'll need two earring hooks
for the earring hook you're gonna wanna make sure that it has a open-loop. One that
you can just pry open with your pliers
and attach it in the correct orientation to the aanraku bail
so those are the actual materials you need in terms of tools and supplies. You
need a pair of scissors
a pair of tweezers
Nunn Design sealant
a bowl of warm tap water
a scrap piece of wire
E6000 adhiesive
a pair of
flat nose pliers
and then a lent free paper towel or rag
so to begin what I want to do I've got my
design sheet right here. It's well loved. I've done a lot different
projects with here
and what's nice is on each design sheet you get two of each image. You could
almost see that's divided in half here so you can make nice matched pairs of
so I chose this image right here and we're going to do is cut
it out
the one thing I want to show you
with some transfer images you want to be cautious of

you look closely
it's possible to scratch them with your fingernails or with the tools so you
want to be careful not to do that. So handle them gently
to begin with I'm just gonna cut it out
in its approximate shape
going along the edges
and then I wanna hold that up
to my tile to see the sizing
Another reason I didn't try to trace around the edges because of that
scratching. I didn't want to hurt the image also. I'm going to carefully
and slowly
work my way around the image
until I get it to be the right size
I'm cutting a little
holding it up to measure
go down on both sides
getting closer but not quite there
okay so I have
the size that I want it now. You can see it fits within the tile
I want to round the edges just a little. These are sharp corners where

dominoes have nice round corners. Cut very carefully
around the corners
see what that looks like. No longer has the sharp edges
I put my transfer sheet aside and now I got to transfer my image
to the tile itself
so look at your tile
you'd see some have numbers on both sides, some on one side
so I want these numbers to show up, so I mean I wanna put
my image so it is facing up
right here so when I put my bail on the bail will go right here and my little
black dots will still show. Lay that down flat the way I know I want it
I have warm tap water right here
take my entire image. It has a white paper back on it
submerge the entire
piece of paper
into my water
let it sit in there for about a minute
after a minute remove the image. Have a paper towel
I have a stiff one here. I pre-curled it.
dab some of the water off
so using the tweezers
pull your image of out the water
lay it flat
onto the paper towel
dab away some of the water and I don't want that
back to come fully off yet
now that I have it like this and I wanna
use my fingers and slide it
a little bit of that image
coming off of the white paper backing
carefully line it up
the backing away
press it into place
you don't have a lot of a wiggle room with this. Pretty much one-shot
you can try to straighten it out a little bit
but once it's on there it's much on there
don't rub it
not harshly just kind of gently
if you rub it like this it's going to fly right off of your tile
get the air bubble out
now you want to seal it
so that is pretty much dry the way it is. Maybe a couple minutes but
all the excess water is already gone
I'm using a nunn design sealant
I have a softer paintbrush. It works a little bit better
now when you first put on the sealant
you'll notice it almost looks like it's repellent
it's all
going towards the center, bunching up and looks like it's not working. So you
just keep
painting it on
over it again and again until it no longer does that
and actually it looks like it's taking
I still have some areas right here that look like they're repelling

just painting over it
and eventually it's going to grab it
once you have a full coat on go-ahead set this aside and let it dry for a good ten to
fifteen minutes
and then go back and do a second coat on top of
it and let that dry for ten to fifteen minutes as well before you go onto
the next step
we painted two coats of the Nunn Sealant on top of the transfer image and now
we're gonna go ahead and attach
our aanraku glue-on earring bail
you see the tab right here is a flat glue on surface. Take some E6000

I have a little scrap piece of wire to use as an applicator
so that's all you need, not a lot
place it onto the glue-on tab
take the top of the tile
we're going to put it on the backside
you can see how that looks
press into place
let that dry
for a good half an hour before we put on our earring hook
so this is now dry. We can put our earring hook on
it's not dry enough to wear. Let it dry for couple of hours but what
we can do is put your earring hook on. So we're gonna go ahead
take your pliers and open up the earring hoop
just the same way as a regular jump ring
move it to the side. So you're not going to want to pull it out, twist it to the side
latch that on
to your bail
and close
that hoop back up
That's all that took to make a pair of Domino tile earrings
using transfer images and aanraku bails