Today I’m going to share how to sublimate earrings and add bezel settings.
- Custom sized jewelry inserts
- 12mm silver bezel settings (or choose from the other color options!
- Designs printed on sublimation paper
- Parchment Paper
- Heat Press
First you’re going to print your designs on your sublimation paper. I sized these to be approximately 0.55″ round so there is a full bleed on the earring blanks. (Do yourself a favor and leave more space between graphics. The following worked, but it was a little challenging when taping.)
TIP: If you want to know how to sublimate earrings in large quantities to sell at craft shows you can print a full pattern sheet (such as the red & blue stars below). This makes it quick and easy because you don’t have to line anything up…you can make LOTS of earrings in one press!
Then you want to be sure you carefully peel the top layer only…there is a protective paper layer on the very top. It was hard to photograph, but in person you should be able to see the difference. The blank on the left is glossy white beneath the protective layer. The blank on the left is dull, and feels like paper. This is because the protective layer is still on.
Side note, this is the most common issue with these blanks. If you are not familiar with them you might think they do not have a protective layer to peel. So, I did a little sublimation experiment. In the photo below the blank on the left still has the protective coating on. The blank on the right has been peeled.
I sublimated both pieces for 210 seconds at 350 degrees Fahrenheit with medium pressure.
So, now that we are absolutely sure we have peeled the protective layers off, we tape the glossy white sides of the blank face down on the sublimation transfer page.
Make sure you flip that over before pressing so the sublimation transfer is on top.
Cover with parchment paper.
Press. Your time, temperature and pressure may vary depending on your equipment, but I have found success using 350 degrees for 210 seconds and medium pressure.
When the time is up, carefully remove from the press and let them cool. Once cooled gently remove the heat tape without removing the adhesive backing layer beneath.
When you are ready to assemble peel the adhesive backing from the blank and pop them right into the bezel settings. It’s a snug fit!
How cute are these?? So many fun options!
If you enjoyed learning how to sublimate earrings, you might also enjoy how to sublimate a felt air freshener!
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