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.

textured clay teardrop 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 the block.

Step 2

Knead and condition until moldable.

Step 3

Use an acrylic roller (or a clay machine) to roll the clay out until it is even and a little less than ¼" [.6 cm] thick.

Step 4

Push a texture sheet into the clay sheet and lift up so the design is debossed into the clay.

Step 5

Cut two shapes with a teardrop cutter.

Step 6

Use a small stylus tool to create a hole in the top of the teardrop shapes.

Step 7

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 8

Attach a teardrop shape to an ear wire with a 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 9

Carefully open the loop at the bottom of a fishhook earring, slide it through the hole at the top of an ear wire and close the loop.

Step 10

Repeat Steps 8-9 for a second, matching earring.

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