Making Earrings Using Sublimation | Complete How-To
If you’ve been following the latest crafting trends, I’m pretty sure you have seen a lot about sublimation lately. Sublimation is a dye process that uses high heat to transfer a design from sublimation paper to the desired surfaces. It is different from heat transfer vinyl in that the ink becomes part of the surface, creating a smooth and seamless design. It’s common to see sublimation shirts, hoodies, and sweaters. Sublimating onto mugs, tumblers, cups, and coasters is also a popular way to utilize this process. But did you know that you can also create sublimation earrings?
Why earrings? Who in the world would actually wear earrings made using a heat transfer process? Those are the questions I asked the advertisement people on the other side of the screen when I saw sublimation earrings on the sublimation blanks page. I didn’t REALLY ask them personally; that conversation happened in my head. Although I couldn’t imagine wearing them, the curious and creative side of me clicked on the image and added them to my cart. Then, although I ended up removing a few things from my digital shopping cart that day, the earrings stayed and arrived a few days later.
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On a related note, here is a video put together by Sweet Country Glam that overviews another earring project using glitter HTV. Imagine the possibilities when you combine sublimation and HTV to make your own custom jewelry!