DIY – simple clay earrings

Once upon a time, on a not so interesting day, I decided to give polymer clay another (2nd) try. Just because the first time the clay turned into a funny colour, that doesn’t mean the second time should be a failure as well, right?

So, in case you find yourself on a borring day as well, having nothing better to do and feel like giving these a try, below you will find some instructions.

It is really easy. 🙂

You’ll need:
– some smooth work suface ( I used a piece of glass from a picture frame)

– cutter or anything that will cut your clay into the desired shape

– glue

– clay ( here I used red and white)

– roller (don’t have one, so I used a small bottle, or a glass will do as well)

– buttons or anything else that will make a pattern on your clay

– clear lacquer or plain ol’ nail polish will do just fine ( glittery polish for the  white earrings :))

* later edit: really useful advice I just got from somebody who is an advance clay user –  nail polish will become sticky  in time, so it’s better to use  water based  lacquer. Noted! 🙂

– earstuds (to be glued onto to back of the earrings)

Instructions:

– roll out a piece of clay (I made mine a little over 1 mm thick)

– press the button (or whatever else you have at hand) onto your clay for a nice pattern

– cut out the shape

– bake it ( instruction on the package of you polymer clay)

– if the edges are too rough you can sandpaper them. I did mine a bit.

– cover the pieces with nail polish water based lacquer to give them some shine;

– after they are dried, glue the earstuds onto the back.

And you’re done! 🙂
So easy that it didn’t even need instructions, right?

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2 thoughts on “DIY – simple clay earrings

  1. Un mic sfat. Nu folosi lacul de unghii pentru lacuire, arata bine dar in timp, unele lacuri de unghii reactioneaza destul de urat cu polimerul, devine lipicios. E bine sa folosesti un lac pe baza de apa.
    Spor la lucru 🙂

    1. 🙂 Mersi Andrea, ma gandeam ca poate pe termen lung nu e o idee prea buna, si culmea e ca aveam si lac pe baza de apa 🙂 … Data viitoare, daca mai incerc 🙂

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