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. 🙂
– 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
– 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)
– 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?