Wanting to learn and make your own polymer clay earrings? Well, this article right here is a match made in heaven! I’ll help you right through it.
Starting to get acquainted with the DIY jewelry making world will make you chase after the wind. This will make you really confused at the beginning but will be satisfying once you get the gist out of it.
What are polymer clay earrings?
Earrings composed of polymers, which are a form of plastic, are termed polymer earrings. Polymers are typically found in commonplace items such as clothing, toys, and even food containers. This material is utilized to manufacture these trendy accessories since it is lightweight and sturdy.
Vinyl is used to make polymer clay, which is a type of modeling clay. It’s great for crafts because it stays soft until it’s baked in a regular home oven. Since it doesn’t dry out, you can save any extra clay to use again.
Tips and Tricks for a Successful DIY Polymer Clay Earrings
#1 Choose a color palette
Decide for an appropriate color palette before you start working with clay. Each batch you mix will probably give you at least two pairs of earrings, so choose something that fits your style and wardrobe or that suits the person you’ll give.
#2 Choose the right polymer clay brand
Select a high-quality polymer clay brand that may be used to create beautiful jewelry. Earring clay should be manipulated simply enough to shape easily yet sturdy enough to keep its shape.
Here are some famous polymer clay brands that won the trust of many jewelers:
#3 Invest in the right tools
Any skilled jeweler needs a selection of jewelry manufacturing equipment. Each instrument has a unique function, and there is a wide variety to choose from. That is why successful jewelers have the best kinds of tools in their hands. Read my article Getting To Know Jewelry Making Tools 101
#4 Practice, practice, practice
Nothing is more important than practicing your own hands. Especially if your hands are naturally stiff, practicing to improve flexibility might be the one lacking to make your DIY jewelry making come to life.
Materials for DIY Polymer Clay Earrings
- Polymer clay (more than 2 colors)
- Earring posts and backs
- Jewelry jump rings with open connectors
- Rolling pin
- Knife or clay cutter
- Jewelry pliers
- Clay cutters
- Jewelry making glue
- Cutting surface (preferably Ceramic tile)
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Tissue blades
Step by step tutorials
No one gives a more thorough explanation in the Polymer Clay Earrings tutorial than Kristen of Raising Nobles.
Watch her video on: Polymer Clay Earrings 101
In this guide, Polymer Clay Earrings 101, Kristen tells you everything you need to know about making clay earrings. From choosing the best polymer clay to the best clay cutters to how to glue the backs to preparing the clay to be baked to how to put the clay earrings together with jump rings and more.