For those of you who follow along on Instagram, you know we have been making DIY polymer clay jewellery. Actually, we have been making polymer clay EVERYTHING.
It’s the perfect thing to do with your hands in front of a kids movie, but your usual polymer clay is a bit too expensive to use all the time. That’s why when I found this clay on Etsy I was like, yes! Time to have some fun with the lady. (My 7-year-old is an awesome crafter but man does she go through the supplies.)
I’m totally in love with the clay galah but I couldn’t even begin to explain how I made it, maybe I’ll do a video of that one. But please enjoy my jewellery tutorial and make sure to let me know if you make some.
DIY Polymer Clay Jewellery Materials
- Polymer Clay – buy it here
- Earring Backs – like these ones
- Jewellery bits and pieces – eye pins, chains etc.
- Non-stick paper
- Super glue (optional)
DIY Polymer Clay Earrings
- Pick your colours, I had just made my galah and was really feeling the colour combo so I went with that.
- Roll two equally sized pink balls, about the size of a big pea.
- Cut up some little specs of grey, black and white. Make some rolled and long and others round.
- Stick the grey, pink and white specks to the pink balls and gently roll them again.
- Put your balls between two pieces of non-stick paper and press them down until you get the desired shape.
- Now you have two choices on how to put the backs on, ‘a’ honestly works fine but ‘b’ is a more sturdy option.
a) Bake them at 170 degrees Celsius on an oven tray lined with non-stick paper for 15 minutes then superglue the backs on when they have cooled.
b) Roll a polymer snake about 4cm long – put the earring backs where you want them to stay and use the snake to stick them on, like the earring on the left in the below picture. Then bake the lot for 15 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius on an oven tray lined with non-stick paper.
DIY Polymer Clay Cactus Necklace
- Get the cutest green clay you can find. I used this polymer clay.
- On some non-stick paper, roll out your cactus shapes and use the eye pin to poke some holes in them.
- Roll some tiny pink flowers and stick them on. Do the same with black and pink for the face.
- Cut your eye pin down to size (I just used scissors) and gently push it into the top of the cactus so just the loop is sticking out.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius on an oven tray lined with non-stick paper.
- Put a chain loop through the eye pin and pop it on a necklace.
How cute are the ones my daughter made!