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:
*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!