This tutorial will show you how to make your own handmade clay earrings. This is a fairly simple process and you can custom make your accessories within a few hours.
Glimpse of the Clay Earrings:
For this you will need:
- Fevicryl Self hardening clay (This is my preferred choice for clay jewelry, you can also use M-Seal or Polymer clay instead)
- Golden wire and hoops
- White stones (2)
- Acrylic Colors
- Craft knife
Take the clay and roll it in your palms. Flatten it in the required size and thickness.
Using a craft knife, cut out the edges of the clay to get the required shape. I’m going with a diamond shape earring so have cut out the edges accordingly. Start with one side.
Repeat this for all the edges and shape it to get the shape required.
Repeat steps 1-3 for making the base for the other earring as well.
Using a needle or a toothpick make a hole at the top of the base. This is to attach the hoop for the earring.
Using the toothpick make the desired design on the clay. We can use a simple design to start with.
Make a small dent in the center of the base. This is to attach the stone in the earring.
Allow the base to dry for at least 90 minutes.
Once the clay base is dry, using acrylic colors, paint the base. Apply 2 coats; apply the first coat, allow it to dry and apply the second coat.
After the second coat is dry, using gold color or any other acrylic color of your choice, paint over the design made.
Use a thinner brush to get finer lines if needed.
Allow the paint to dry.
After the paint is completely dry, using glue paste the white stones in the center of the base which we’ve made.
Attach the hoops to the earring in the hole made at the top. Attach the hoops only after the paint and the glue is dry.
Your handmade earrings are done. It’s been simple hasn’t it?
You can do these clay earrings in various shapes, colors and designs to match your outfits.
You have earrings with tinge of ethnic look and is trendy as well.
Note : If Polymer clay is used, it has to be baked so that the model hardens. If it is M Seal or Fevicryl Hobby clay, then it will air dry and harden.
One of our readers Sathya has shared her earring with us… Here it is:
Good job Sathya!