DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

Clay, yes I guess it is my new obsession for jewellery projects! And why not?! The possibilities are endless, it is affordable and so easy to use!! For this project I combined three different colours of polymer clay and made these tiny and subtle heart shaped dangle earrings!

Like most of my projects, this is very suitable to adjust to your own taste:
– Make a heart, star, circle, etc, shape
– Black-pink-white. Red-orange-yellow. Blue-green-purple. Choose your favourite color combo!
– Not a fan of gold earrings? Choose, silver or rose gold!

Use the tutorial steps below and make your new favourite pair of earrings in the style that you like best!

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings


This project is a part of the LRS DIY it / BUY it collection.
Make it yourself, or buy it today!


 

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

SUPPLIES

– 3 Shades of polymer Clay
– Rolling Pin
– Earring Hooks
– Pliers
– Something to create the heart (or circular, etc.) shape. I used a mold that I found in the baking section of a dollar/euro store.
– Jewellery Glue

– Oven

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 1

– Preheat your oven according to your polymer clay instructions.
– Take a piece of polymer clay and roll it up into a ball.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 2

– Prepare your surface, you can use a baking sheet, smooth desk/table or a piece of plastic.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 3

– Roll the polymer clay ball out on the smooth surface.
– Roll it slightly thinner than you would like (the next step will add a bit of extra thickness)

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 4

– Take small pieces of clay from the other two colors and randomly place them on top of the rolled out clay.
– If you are using black polymer clay like I am, touch it as little as possible* and apply it at the last moment.

*Black polymer clay is unfortunately known for making your hands and surface black, which will also effect your other clay colours. To avoid ending up with grey all over your pretty clay earrings, clean your hands, rolling pin and surface as often as possible.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 5

– Use your rolling pin and merge the small pieces into the flay clay surface. Roll until you have reached your desired thickness.
– Take the mold and start making your earring shapes.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 6

– Repeat making as many shapes as you like.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 7

– Take your earring and pliers for the next few steps.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 8

– Use your pliers to cut the end of the earring off.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 9

– Make sure that you still have about 1 cm left on the earring to attach the clay shape.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 10

– Press the end of the earring inside the top of the earring, gently pressing it down, making sure that it doesn’t stick out in the back or front.
– Remove the earring from the clay and place your clay pieces on a baking sheet and place them in the oven.
– Bake your clay earrings according to the instructions of your polymer clay.
– Once they are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool down.

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

STEP 11

– Apply a tiny bit of jewellery glue to the end of the earring and slide it into the previously made hole in the clay.
– Let the glue dry.

And that is it! You will now have your very own clay heart earrings!!

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

Shape it up:

– Why stick to a heart shape? Just look around your room/house and I bet that you will find all sorts of fun shapes (marker caps for instance) that you can use to make a new pair of earrings.
– One, two, three, ten, you can use as many colours as you like to do this project!

DIY | Minimal Clay Heart Earrings

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