Hello PinkWhen readers! I’m Bethany from Whistle and Ivy, and today I am sharing a fun tutorial for how to make earrings with these geometric earrings, using polymer clay.
If you haven’t made anything with polymer clay, now is the time to start. I have been having so much fun with it! I made this nerdy solar system necklace, and this easy romantic stamped pendant. It’s so easy to work it, and doesn’t dry out until you bake it, so you can take all the time you need getting your project just right. It’s also fun to mix colors!
I started making these earrings, but I was having a hard time getting the triangles the exact same.
I decided to make a “mold,” so I could make them into a similar shape and size.
How to Make Earrings – DIY Polymer Clay Geometric Earring Tutorial
I began with one triangle.
Using a sucker stick, I pressed an indent, then baked it in the oven. (check your package directions, but it should be around 275º for about 10 minutes.
After baking it, I glued the stick on.
Now I can make triangles all the same size! By pressing the mold into the clay, I had defined lines that I could cut and have uniform shapes. You can use a precision knife, or just a steak knife.
Since the clay bakes very hard, the beads don’ t need to be very thick for them to be sturdy. I did mine only and 1/8” thick. If they are too thick, the jumpring won’t be able to reach around to close.
How to Make Earrings
Once you have your triangles cut, make holes by gently twisting and pushing a toothpick through the top. Bake for about 10 minutes at 275º.
Once they are cool, you can assemble your earrings. Start by twisting the end of the earring piece 90º, so it faces perpendicular.
Start with some thin chain. Cut two lengths, of odd amounts of links. I did 5 and 9 links on mine. Using an open jumpring, add the chains to the jump ring, and slip on the earring facing away from the shorter chain (you want the short one in front).
Put a jumpring through each triangle and add them to the ends of the chains.
I also made earrings with circles (I cut them using the lid to a glue stick), and I love how they turned out as well.
Have you ever made your own jewelry? If not, I hope you give this How to Make Earrings diy polymer clay geometric earring tutorial a try!
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