DIY // Clay Statement Earrings


 
If you can cut out sugar cookie dough, you can make these earrings. By the way, you should make them. If you are struggling to think of a gift for Mother's Day or any other day, I think you've found the answer you're looking for. 





Supplies:
  • Gold and silver fishhook ear wires
  • Gold and silver jump rings
  • Two pair needle nose pliers 
  • Sculpey or Fimo polymer clay 
  • Rolling pin 
  • Toothpick 
  • Sheet pan 

Directions:
1. Start by preheating the oven to 230 degrees F (or whatever the instructions are on your clay pack.)

2. Roll your clay out using your rolling pin and then cut out the shapes that you would like to have. I like to predetermine what the earring is going to look like before I cut the shapes but whatever works for you is fine.

3. Using a toothpick (I'm sure there's a better tool but it worked fine for me) poke little holes where the clay pieces are going to join together in the final product. They need to be slightly larger than the gauge of your jump wire.

4. Bake the clay according to package directions.

5. Once the clay has cooled, you will need to link the pieces together with the jump rings. This can be done by using pliers to gently pull the rings apart and then poke them through the holes on the clay pieces and gently push them back to closed. It's simple but pliers help tremendously with that part. You will need to alternate the direction that the rings are facing (just like a chain) so the earrings fall lay properly,

6. Now add your fish hook ear wires and you're all set. Let me know if you have any questions! 













DIY & Styling: Megan Forbes
Photos: Christina Hussey
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