Stamped Earrings!

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Inspired from one of the tutorials posted @ polymer clay group on Facebook, I have been busy stamping up some clay earrings. This time not stamps but metal filigree buttons.  They have a great texture and comes in beautiful designs and multiple shapes, and here is how they look 😀

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So, want to make your own?

Gather the material and get started –

Polymer clay – colors of your choice

Rolling pin

Metal buttons – Mine from here 

Rice/Corn Flour

Acrylic paint and Brush

Wet tissue/wet piece of cotton

Toothpick/Needle

Basic Jewelry supplies

Charms that match the jewelry – mine are Charms

Step 1: Take equal amounts of polymer clay in colors of your choice and knead it well called “conditioning”. There are lots of different oven baked clays out there. My favorite is Sculpey though, any other brand works fine.

IMG_0811Step 2 : Roll them and fold multiple times until you get the desired gradient shade.

IMG_0814Step 3: Add some flour to avoid sticking. Take the metal filigree buttons and press it into the clay until you get the desired texture. I didn’t want to have the whole texture so pressed it halfway.

IMG_0816Step 4: Cut the clay into the shape you want and remove the excess. To make the pieces thick i add another layer behind the cut pieces. Use a toothpick to poke a hole in the center top and bottom jus enough to add a jump ring.

IMG_0818IMG_0821Step 5: Bake the pieces as per the package instructions ( mine for 275 F for 20 minutes) and let it cool completely.

Unfortunately, my pieces were burnt but never mind, I still like the color 😉

Now we paint and leave it for couple of seconds.

IMG_0822Step 6: Dip a paper towel or cotton in water and gently clean up the surface. Make sure you don’t wipe into the design.

IMG_0823Step 7: To give it a finished look paint a thin coat of Sculpey gloss and let it dry.  Two coats is usually enough. Then, turn them into earrings by adding the ear wires and the acrylic petal charm to the bottom of earrings.

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And Tadahhh….

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Don’t you love the texture and the paint in it which creates a completely new look. It is my new favorite and can’t wait to make more 🙂

Happy Monday!

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About Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby, an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and finally settled @ The Grand Canyon State in 2012. Our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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