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Fireshield Earrings Tutorial part 1 by EruwaedhielElleth Fireshield Earrings Tutorial part 1 by EruwaedhielElleth
Part two of the tutorial is here: [link]

Finished earrings are here: [link]

Here's A tutorial detailing my method of making Link's fireshield earrings from The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. After I uploaded pictures from the set I made for myself, There were a few people who expressed the desire to make their own set, and I thought a quick tutorial may be a help to anyone else who wants try it. Most of these materials should be available at almost any craft store.

The materials for these are inexpensive, and the steps aren't hard, but it takes time and patience to get the shape exactly right. Don't give up if your earrings don't look good right away. Keep working at it and they'll eventually look right.

It'll probably be easier than going through the Eldin Silent Realm, anyway! XD

I found the references for the earring shape here: [link] and here: [link]

I'm sorry for the large picture size, please download for fullview!

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and the design for the Fireshield Earrings belong to Nintendo.
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Chibirin4 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
First off, your earrings are gorgeous and I'm SO happy you made an awesome tutorial to go with it. Thank you!

Second, at this point, I would GLADLY go through the elfin silent realm to get these earrings than to continue messing mine up. And it's not even the spikes that are giving me trouble (havent even gotten that far yet). I just can't seem to wrap the clay around the wire. It either ends up too fat and mis-shaped, or it's too thins and it tears so you can see the metal.
I know u describe in good detail how to successfully do this In the tutorial, but I was wondering if u had any additional advice for a fellow Zelda lover.
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Thanks! Sorry for the late reply, I've been out of town for quite some time without access to my computer. It may help to add a little bit of liquid clay to the wire to help the polymer clay stick. You'll have to compress the clay tightly, and it will almost certainly slide around to begin with. Just keep pinching it back on, and add more if needed. There really isn't any shortcut I know of to getting a good shape, it just take practice. :)
Chibirin4 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
Garrr autocorrect :P
TinyLittleTrashbot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gah i want to make these so badly but i havent peirced my ears (im really afraid of pain) and i fear fake earings wouldnt hold clay very well...
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You could probably use clip-ons as a base, as long as they're metal and there's no hinge that the clay would get in the way of, they should work just fine. If you're worried about the clay sticking, just apply a layer of liquid Sculpey or other liquid clay to the base first. A pair like these would probably work: [link]

As for getting your ears pierced, if you want to do it, there's really nothing to worry about. Mine were pierced years ago, but from what I remember it didn't hurt much, (just felt like a short pinch) and it was over before I even knew what was happening. ;)
barkingbeagle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I nearly finished part 1 [link]

but "bend it around a object" is so .... i missed size-infos
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
They look good so far! I guess you can make them any size you want, as long as they're the same. If long as the wire you used isn't too stiff, you should be able to manipulate it even after you've molded the clay on if you're careful.
barkingbeagle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THX very much.

Ear to earring relation was important for me. Now I have a good one with the smallest earings you see.

Was my first time with clay.....XD
Zutara4ever4882 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Sweet! Now my cosin Jacob and I can make them for his sister's B-day she loves SS Link
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Awesome! I'm glad it's useful to you. :D
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