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.

marbled clay chain earrings

You will love working with this smooth and soft polymer clay. Bend, slice and shape the clay into beautiful jewelry 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 and white clay from each block.

Step 2

Knead and condition until moldable.

Step 3

Roll the black and white clays into separate snake-like shapes. Lay them next to each other and twist together.

Step 4

Continue twisting the clay strips together and then roll into a snake twice the length of the original.

Step 5

Now, roll the twisted together clays into a long snake-like shape with your hands.

Step 6

Roll the clay into a ball and continue working the clay into a black and white marble you like.

Step 7

Use an acrylic roller (or a clay machine) to roll the marbled clay out until it is even and a little less than ¼" [0.6 cm] thick. Repeat for a sheet of black clay.

Step 8

Cut two shapes from one size teardrop cutter and two black semi-circle shapes from the “U” shape cutters.

Step 9

Use a small stylus tool to create a hole in the top center of the teardrop shapes and one hole in the center of the top edges on each side of the semi-circles.

Step 10

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

Step 11

Add a jump ring to the top hole in the teardrop shapes.
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 12

Cut four 1½" [3.8 cm] chain pieces.

Step 13

Carefully open the loop at the bottom of a fishhook earring. Slide on one end of a chain piece, the jump ring at the top of one teardrop shape and one end of another chain. Close the jump ring.

Step 14

Use a jump ring to attach the opposite end of each chain to the black semi-circle.

Step 15

Repeat Steps 13-14 for a second, matching earring.

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