All the different names for these translucent materials can be confusing. From a little research, I have one word: plastics. Lucite (or, alternatively, perspex depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on) is a plastic glass alternative, so it's thicker and inflexible unless heated. PVC, on the other hand, is available in clear, flexible vinyl sheet form that can be used in sewing. Both transparent materials are definitely having a moment, so it looks like Mr. McGuire from The Graduate was right. Read on for how you can make your own earrings and get a jump on the clear trend.
Tools and materials:
Sheet of shrink plastic in crystal clear
Glue that dries clear
Draw shapes on a piece of paper to come up with your earring design, or download and print my template (just size the image to a letter sized piece of paper).
Cut out the shapes.
Use the hole punch to put holes in the top of the tear drop shapes. Because shrink plastic can be temperamental, I recommend cutting out multiple earring shapes so you have back ups.
Shrink the plastic according to the directions and let cool.
Glue the jewels in place and let dry. Open up the jump rings, loop through the earring, and attach the ear wires.