Crafts are becoming growingly common throughout the globe. People are gradually expanding different areas of crafting rather than using plastic materials that are difficult to decompose. In this article, we will learn about a unique craft that can be used to create objects that can also be worn as jewelry. Let's take a look at some clay earring DIY ideas!
Preparing tools and materials
In this first step, we must focus on preparing the materials and tools needed to make clay earring diy. To make beautiful clay earrings, we usually need to use polymer clay. As a result, it's best to work on top of a piece of scrap paper or wax paper, a steel baking tray, or a glassware item to protect your kitchen counter. If you lack any of those, you can work on top of a printing paper taped down.
Here are some tools and materials that you may need to prepare:
- Polymer clay (any color you want)
- Earring studs and back
- Acrylic color (if you can’t find the color of clay that you need)
- Rolling pin (do not use the wood pin that you use to cook)
- Clay slicer or knife
- Needles or toothpicks
- Flat space
Softening the polymer clay and starting mix colors
You can use the above-mentioned tools and materials. Essentially, you can begin making accessories like clay earring diy right away. When everything is ready, begin by softening the clay. To ease the clay, you can knead it or roll it out like dough in this step. If you have a rolling pin, you can use it to save time. However, because the rolling machine is used for food, proceed with caution.
After the clay has softened, you can begin mixing colors and forming shapes. The models can be found all over the internet and in books. A handmade earring from clay-dominant orange flowers or other colorful flowers such as red flowers or blue flowers. Aside from flowers, you can also combine colors to create eye-catching textures.
Baking the clay
After you've created beautiful designs and earrings for yourself, remember to punch small holes to thread the rings through to connect the items together. Make a large enough hole to add your jump rings as well as other jewelry parts in the following step. You should also keep the small hole near the piece's edge.
Polymer clay can be baked in a standard home oven. A toaster oven can also be used if it maintains a constant temperature (no heating coils!). Don't ever bake the polymer clay in the microwave. After baking, all you have to do is wait for it to cool and then attach the rings to the clay earring to finish this product.
Making clay earring diy is neither complex nor simple. If you want beautiful items with reasonable thickness and a smooth surface, you must pay closer attention. You can either rely entirely on the how-to article or attend some craft workshops where you will be meticulously guided on how to make clay earring diy.