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.

mosaic clay 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 clay from each block.

Step 2

Knead and condition until moldable.

Step 3

Add a little black to the Apple Green to make an olive and black to Pacific Blue to get navy.

Step 4

For the mosaic pieces, roll the desired clay into individual snake-like shapes, then use your super slicer to cut small, uneven shape pieces.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Use an acrylic roller (or a clay machine) to roll the olive clay out until it is even and a little less than ¼" [.6 cm] thick. Cut two shapes with a semi-oval cutter. Set aside.

Step 7

Use a small stylus tool to create a hole in the bottom, flat center semi-circle shapes.

Step 8

Use an acrylic roller (or a clay machine) to roll the ivory leather clay out until it is even and a little less than ¼" [.6 cm] thick. Cut two shapes with an oval cutter. Set aside.

Step 9

Use a small stylus tool to create a hole in the top and bottom of the ivory oval shapes.

Step 10

Now, add baked mosaic pieces to the ivory oval shapes. Push them into the clay but allow them to remain a raised a little higher than the surface of the ivory ovals.

Step 11

Bake the ivory ovals and olive semi-ovals for 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C). Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Step 12

Add a jump ring to the top hole on an ivory oval and the bottom hole of an olive semi-oval connecting them together; then close the jump ring.
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 13

To make a bead dangle, slide a bead onto a headpin and form a simple loop at the top of a bead. Before you close the loop, slide it onto the bottom hole of a mosaic oval shape then close the loop completely.
TIP: To form a simple wire loop, first bend the wire to a 90° angle just above the last bead. Trim wire to 3/8"-½" [0.3 cm - 1.3 cm] from the bend. Grasp the end of the eye pin wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed.

Step 14

Glue an ear post to the back of an olive semi-oval and let dry.

Step 15

Repeat Steps 12-14 for a second, matching earring.

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