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Handmade Earrings

How to Make Earrings using Clay

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:

Handmade Earrings

For this you will need:

  1. Fevicryl Self hardening clay (This is my preferred choice for clay jewelry, you can also use M-Seal or Polymer clay instead)
  2. Golden wire and hoops
  3. White stones (2)
  4. Acrylic Colors
  5. Glue
  6. Craft knife

How To:

Step 1:

Take the clay and roll it in your palms. Flatten it in the required size and thickness.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

Repeat this for all the edges and shape it to get the shape required.

Step 4:

Repeat steps 1-3 for making the base for the other earring as well.

Step 5:

Using a needle or a toothpick make a hole at the top of the base. This is to attach the hoop for the earring.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

Allow the base to dry for at least 90 minutes.

Step 8:

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.

Step 9:

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.

Step 10:

Allow the paint to dry.

Step 11:

After the paint is completely dry, using glue paste the white stones in the center of the base which we’ve made.

Step 12:

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.

Clay Earrings

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.

Handmade earrings

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:

SNCEGood job Sathya!


  1. Hi,
    Excellent work!!! Expecting more in jewellery making.

  2. Hey..this is cool.. any idea where we wud get the materials? if u give that info also it wud be great 🙂
    and did u make this one? if yes..good job!!! if no..whoever made it..good job 😉

    • Yes man…last Sunday’s project :)..next time when I meet you will make you a set of earrings…!

      Got the materials from a nearby art store…it is available in almost any craft materials store ….

  3. Hi Remya… Your earrings are superb… Can i ask you one doubt… How to dry this one.. you didn’t mention anything about drying it.. In some sites i have read that we need to bake it/fire it after creating the pattern and then only we can color it…

    • Thanks for the feedback. Make the mould and just leave it for 45 minutes to an hour – it will air dry and harden. After that you can paint it.

  4. This is awesome !!! :)Where is mine

  5. Hey ramya,after seeing ur blog i started make’n polymer clay earring .i tried something similar to start with.thanks for inspiring me to do it.It would be nice if u could post some more pics of earring that u made.

  6. i stay in bandra. can you please tell where can we get polymer clay???thnx

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