Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

coral + stripe clay earrings

You will love working with this smooth and soft polymer clay. Bend, slice and shape the clay into beautiful jewellery pieces; then place on parchment paper. Bake in the oven for a maximum of 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C).
Step 1

Slice a piece of black, white, Raspberry, and Tangerine clay from each block.

Step 2

Knead and condition until moldable.
TIP: For the coral shown, blend a little white with the Raspberry until you get the shade you desire.

Step 3

Roll out the white, black and coral clays to about 1/8" [0.3 cm] thick.

Step 4

Roll small snake-like logs of black clay. Lay them across your white clay and flatten with a roller or clay machine to create stripes.

Step 5

Cut two circles from coral from one size circle cutter and two white and black striped from a little larger circle cutter.

Step 6

Use the semi-circle cutters to cut the bottom shapes from the black clay.

Step 7

Use a small stylus tool to create a hole in the centre towards the top of the striped circles and in the centre towards the bottom of the coral circles. Now, make a hole on the top inside edge of the semi-circles as shown. Line up the striped circle and make holes that line up with the semi-circle holes.

Step 8

Bake for 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C). Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Step 9

Glue an ear post to the back of each coral circle and let dry.

Step 10

Use a jump ring to attach a striped circle to a coral circle; then use two more jump rings to attach the semi-circle to the bottom of the striped circle.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 11

Repeat Steps 9-10 for a second, matching earring.

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