Swirled Splendor: Handcrafted Marbled Clay Earrings

Hello, Friends! Here is a small craft project that I recently finished: marbled clay earrings. These are so much fun and so easy that I know you could be successful with them, no matter what your craft level is.

This post is sponsored by Sculpey, and I used the new sculpted blown clay for this jewelry project. I liked the feel of this clay – it’s not sticky or messy, and it’s very easy to work with. When baked, it has a soft finish (almost like a suede). It is available in shades and does not dry out (until you bake it), so it is easy to work with and store.

Sculpey Blown clay is also very light, so it is a great material for small craft and jewelry projects like this. I even used some of their jewelry design templates, so really any skill level can create jewelry as fun as this one! Here’s what you need.

Supply:

– Clay Sculpture
– Jewelry design templates (or you can create your own unique shapes)
– Clay rolling pin
– exact knife or clay cutting tool
– Cutting mat
– Rings, hooks or jewelry posts (depending on what you want to do)
– tapered nose pliers
– strong, quick-drying glue (if you use ear studs)
– parchment paper + baking sheet

You can buy your clay by individual colors or a variety pack, as I have illustrated below. There’s nothing like opening a new craft accessory like this, is there?!

Step one: knead the clay, then roll it into long snake-shaped cylinders. You can use as many colors as you like, but I would recommend 3-5 if you don’t know where to start.

Step two: Roll the cylinders together and gently squeeze them into a large cylinder.

Step three: unroll a little, then fold over and wind the cylinder on itself.

Step four: tap a ball.

Step five: Using your clay rolling pin, roll out a thin flat plate.

Step six: Use the templates to cut out your shapes (or you can do it freehand). You can also use the ends of the folds or the studs of the earring to add holes to the clay pieces in which you want to insert rings or other jewelry. But if you forget or are not sure, even after baking, the clay is still soft enough to do it.

Step seven: Follow the instructions on the package to cook the pieces and let them cool. Then add the jewelry material and you are ready to wear your new pieces!

These things are fun to make for yourself or they would make a really cute gift too. Thank you for allowing me to share. Enjoy Crafting!

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