Monday, May 7, 2012

Make It // gold-dipped earrings

It's Monday! And for today's Make It I'm showing you how to make
gold-dipped polymer clay earrings. I'm loving the dipped look! This DIY 
is simple and a quick project. So let's get started!
You will need:
polymer clay
earring posts
gold paint
paint brush
painter's tape
*work on a clean surface when working with polymer clay. It tends to pick
up everything. Also, you can wear latex gloves to keep the clay from 
sticking to your hands and to keep your prints off the clay.
1. Cut a small piece from your polymer clay and knead the clay. I'm using 
Sculpey brand polymer clay. Knead the clay until it has become soft. 
2. Roll your clay into a ball and cut that ball in half with your razor.
3. Shape your two pieces of clay any way you like, just make sure
they have one flat surface.
4. Once your clay is shaped the way you like it's time to put it in the oven! 
Your polymer clay will say on the packaging how long you should bake the
clay. Mine is set to 275 °F  for 15 minutes.
5. After the clay is done baking, let cool. I let it cool for 15 minutes.
Now tape off your clay where you don't want it painted. Next, paint your clay.
Let dry and paint another coat. Repeat for the third time.
6. Once your paint has dried, slowing peel back the tape from the clay.
7. Add a dab of glue to your earring post and attach to the back 
of the clay. Let your earrings cure untouched for 24 hours so the glue
will have it's maximum bond. 
That's it! You now have a pair of gold-dipped earrings! Yay!
These little earrings would make a great gift for mom on Mother's Day!
Also, you can make your polymer clay piece bigger and make a ring or necklace. 
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Happy Making! 


  1. absolutely adorable stela!


  2. That is adorable! I love quick and easy projects like satisfying :)

  3. I love it! Thanks for sharing, I think i'm gonna try :)

  4. I love this tutorial. Even though my jewelry is not made of polymer clay,but of silver and gold plated metals (yes - gold too) it is always good to acquire some new knowledge!

  5. I love your tutorials! I put my own spin on the ring you did but i'm going to make some mini magnets!

  6. Adorable! It brings me back to making things with clay when I was a kid, but in a more sophisticated way.

  7. They are adorable, thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  8. Very cute Stela!!! Thanks for sharing girl :)

  9. Omg you are super creative! honestly if you sell those earrings I'll buy them <3
    would you like to follow each other?

  10. Really cute and so simple! Thanks for sharing.

  11. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog xo
    can we follow each other? Much love to your blog <3