DIY polymer clay jewelry is easy to make and you don’t have to be an artist to make them look professional. Stamps will take care of that!
When handling clay, keep a few tips in mind. First, you’ll want to keep your work surface and hands clean, especially when using more than one color of clay.
To make the clay ready for starting this or any project, play with it! The warmth of your hands will make it more pliable and easier to flatten or shape.
Once you’ve conquered making jewelry, try creating key chains, ornaments or even bowls. Get the kids involved and you’ll have a fun family project.
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DIY polymer clay jewelry instructions
- First, wash your hands and clean your work surface. Using an X-acto knife, cut a small piece of clay about the size of a grape. Roll it in your hands to form a ball.
- Place the ball onto your work surface and flatten using something such as a hardcover book.
- Place a small round lid over the flattened clay and press firmly as you would a cookie cutter. Remove and trim away excess clay.
- Stamp clay using a letter stamp. Make a hole in the top center using a nail or awl, if you’re making the necklace. Smooth out any imperfections with fingers.
- Place the object on a wax-covered baking sheet and allow it to harden in the oven at 230 degrees for a maximum of 30 minutes. FIMO will completely harden when cooled down to room temperature.
- Once cooled, add jump ring to the pendent and attach chain.
- If mounting your clay cutout onto a ring, simply apply a dab of industrial-strength glue.