Friday, June 19, 2015

How to Make a Wisteria Polymer Clay Earrings

By on Friday, June 19, 2015 7 Comments

I adore wisterias. Their cascading blooms are magnificient in any garden.  I planted a wisteria in my garden last year but it will probably take a while before I see any of the purple blooms.  But I could make some with polymer clay!  Check out this wonderful tutorial on how to make a pair of wisteria polymer clay earrings!   It is by Catherine Starkov. The link is a translated one so will take longer to load.

The designer uses a variety of purple shades and even adds a tint of green on some. It will take some patience and time to make them as each blossom is made out of different parts. The sepals are really, really tiny!  The petals are formed around a headpin or wire which then allows each flower to be wrapped to jump rings.  The jump rings are then attached to short chains to form the cascade.

Some of the most magnificient wisterias are located in Japan.  One of the most gorgeous site features a wisteria tunnel.

Picture by Binary CSE 

The largest wisteria in Japan dates back to about 1870.  It is located in Ashikaga and covers half an acre!

Picture source

Hat tip to reader Aims for this find!

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  1. I can imagine how I would feel wearing these!! They are just so gorgeous and delicate! I'd feel the same I think!

    We don't have wisteria out here which is really sad. I think they are so stunning and can imagine how they smell.....

  2. WOW, what a beautiful pair of earrings. I love the mix of purple tones, very eye-catching!

    Claire xo
    Beads Jar UK

  3. I love these beautiful earrings. I've never done polymer clay, so I can't imagine making something so delicate. Just lovely.

  4. These are fabulous! Such great detail. But whatever translated the tutorial apparently got confused. It uses words I've never heard/read before. I could probably figure out a method, but not sure I could follow the directions enough to make them exactly the same way as the designer.

    Thanks for sharing the actual pics of the wisteria....wish could see them in person. :-)

    1. Unfortunately, online translators are still far from perfect. But they do help a bit. Do experiment on your own. It doesn't have to be exactly how the designer made it so long as what you do resembles the wisteria blooms.

  5. I have always loved wisteria blossoms, they are beautiful and very exotic looking and they have a lovely fragrance. My mother planted one many years ago but for some unknown reason it never bloomed.
    Catherine's earrings are the most beautiful earrings I have ever seen. From looking at her tutorial, I agree with you whole-heartedly . . . these would take a lot of patience, a steady hand and a great deal of time to make. I'm sure mine would look more like scrambled eggs than delicate wisteria blossoms.

    1. I don't think I have the patience either but I love looking at how she managed it!