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If you're ever wanted to make your own clay earrings (or any clay jewelry for that matter), this project is for you. I'm sharing several (easy-to-recreate) clay jewelry techniques, plus a step-by-step guide for making your own DIY clay jewelry on a budget.

Total Time1hr

Keyword: clay earrings, clay jewelry, diy earrings, diy jewelry

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  1. knife or clay cutter
  2. polymer clay in the colors of your choice
  3. jewelry jump rings with open connectorsI also used gold for these
  4. parchment paper
  5. cutting surface
  6. rolling pin
  7. optional little circular cookie or clay cutters
  8. super glue
  9. jewelry pliers
  10. earring posts and backsI used gold
  11. baking sheet
  1. This is where you will join them together later.

    The earring post alone may not make a large enough hole for the jump rings, so wiggle it around a bit to magnify the piercing a little.

  2. Start by preheating your oven to º and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Create your clay shapes using one of the clay techniques I shared on this blog post.

  3. And if your oven tends to run boiling, hold a extremely shut eye on them, or they might burn. Believe me, I ruined a whole batch because my oven was too boiling and I left them in too long!

  4. For adding jump rings Use your pliers to thread a jump ring into the little circular pieces, and then into the hole or holes you created for the clay shapes.

    Make certain you shut off the opening so the earring doesn’t come apart while wearing.

  5. For adding posts to earring shapes Put a dab of super glue at the top and add your earring post. Hold firmly for about 30 seconds to make certain it completely adheres.

  6. For any earrings that you’ll be using jump rings for, this would be the time to create the holes needed To do that, take one of the earring posts, and use the sharp finish to gently create holes at the top of each shape (and the bottom if applicable).

  7. Remove the earrings from the oven and let them cool. It’s okay if they feel a tiny bit gummy while still boiling, just as endless as they hold their shape when you pick them up.

  8. Then, for every earring shapes, put on a baking sheet and bake for approximately minutes.

    Make certain the clay is completely flat, otherwise you’ll run into problems when you add your earring posts.

  9. Take it Further There are lots of additional things you can do to add to your earrings. Love adding tassels with embroidery floss, using hoops instead of posts, creating more organic shapes, marbling bright colors together, etc, etc.

DIY gifts can make really grand gifts as they are so thoughtful.

Any time someone actually takes the time to make me something, I am so touched. Its so personal and kind! Making gifts also costs a lot less money and there is no waiting around for them to come in the mail. Today I am rounding up my ten favorites from both my blog archives and around the web.

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There are numerous ways to get creative when planning how to travel with jewelry. You can purchase affordable jewelry organizers that hold each of your jewelry items separated and tangle-free, or you can attempt a DIY option using everyday household items.

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How to Make Clay Earrings: Basic Techniques

Im sharing a couple diverse techniques to assist get you started, but the best part about these materials is that you can literally create any style, color, or shape of earring you desire – there are extremely few limitations, which makes the project so enjoyment, and honestly, so relaxing.

Before you start working with the clay, it helps to come up with a color palette.

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Its likely youll get at least a couple of sets of earrings from each batch you stir, so make it something that really suits your style and wardrobe.

I wanted to create a couple diverse pieces every sticking to more earthy tones (muted greens, peaches, rust, marble and a little gray blue).

Marbling Technique for DIY Clay Jewelry

Start with a midsize sample of your base color, for example, white. Select secondary colors and roll them each into little balls. Then roll each color out into clay snakes, you know, love they made you do in preschool.

Gently wrap each color around the base color and roll together with your hands.

Stretch and fold the twisted, rolled out piece of clay several times until the colors start to mix nicely. Continue stretching, rolling, folding until it looks love a smooth marbled effect.

Heres more specifics on how I made the marbled kidney bean shaped earrings you see in the photos

Roll two little balls of marbled clay, about the size of a little marble. Save the additional marbled clay for later.

Gently roll each ball into a thick, short cylinder and curve. Lightly press the rolling pin over the cylinder of clay until it flattens slightly to form a kidney bean shape.

Roll out the remaining clay until it is about 1/16-1/8 thick throughout.

Use a little circular clay cutter to punch out two 1/4 circles.

If you dont own a clay cutter this size, you can also roll out two little balls of clay and press with a flat surface to get a flattened circle, or hand cut with a knife.

Creating Custom Colors for DIY Clay Jewelry

Use the same technique as you would for marbling, only this time, continue pushing the colors through one another (stretching, rolling, folding, repeat) until every of the colors are blending throughout with no striations.

Pay special attention to your ratios – a little black can go a endless way, while you may need a lot more white to get a more pastel palette.

And remember that adding a complimentary color can assist dull below a super bright color.

If you mess up, or take the color too far one way, no biggie! You can easily just continue adding in clay until you reach your desired tint.

Color Blocking Technique for DIY Clay Jewelry

Take two separate colors of your choice. Roll each out into short, thick cylinders. Lay them side by side and gently shove them together with your hands until they cling on to each other.

Use your roller to flatten the colors together into a simple color block. From there, youll be capable to cut out enjoyment shapes and create your earrings.

And heres more specifics on how I made the color blocked earrings you see in the photos

Roll out your color-blocked clay until it is about 1/16-1/8 thick throughout.

Use a clay knife (or ancient kitchen knife) to carefully cut out two rectangles.

Mine were roughly 1/4 wide and 1 long.

So now that you own a few techniques below, heres the breakdown on how to make clay earrings in various shapes, sizes, and colors. I love how these turned out, so I hope youll discover some inspiration here

Instructions on How to Make Clay Earrings

Start by preheating your oven to º and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Create your clay shapes using one of the above techniques.

For any earrings that youll be using jump rings for, this would be the time to create the holes needed To do that, take one of the earring posts, and use the sharp finish to gently create holes at the top of each shape (and the bottom if applicable).

This is where you will join them together later.

The earring post alone may not make a large enough hole for the jump rings, so wiggle it around a bit to magnify the piercing a little.

Then, for every earring shapes, put on a baking sheet and bake for approximately minutes. Make certain the clay is completely flat, otherwise youll run into problems when you add your earring posts.

And if your oven tends to run boiling, hold a extremely shut eye on them, or they might burn. Trust me, I ruined a whole batch because my oven was too boiling and I left them in too long!

Remove the earrings from the oven and let them cool. Its okay if they feel a tiny bit gummy while still boiling, just as endless as they hold their shape when you pick them up.

For adding posts to earring shapes Put a dab of super glue at the top and add your earring post.

Hold firmly for about 30 seconds to make certain it completely adheres.

For adding jump rings Use your pliers to thread a jump ring into the little circular pieces, and then into the hole or holes you created for the clay shapes. Make certain you shut off the opening so the earring doesnt come apart while wearing.

Take it Further There are lots of additional things you can do to add to your earrings.

Diy ideas to hold earrings

Love adding tassels with embroidery floss, using hoops instead of posts, creating more organic shapes, marbling bright colors together, etc, etc.

Photography Amelia Lawrence

Have you ever tried making your own jewelry? What materials and techniques do you love to use?

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DIY Christmas Present Ideas List

Here are a few of my favorite present ideas. Projects Ive made over the years and projects from a few sites I really believe and love.

Did you make any homemade holiday gifts this year? If so Id love to hear what you made in the comments!

Delicate Crystal Necklace

This is one of my older posts (from !) but the results are so beautiful and I still wear this necklace! If I were to make it again I would use gold chain but thats just my personal preference. It will take about minutes to make and would be the perfect handmade present for your sister or best friend.

DIY Pressed Flower Stained Glass Wall Hanging

How beautiful is this tutorial from Jojotastic?!

Im obviously biased as I love green and anything botanical, but I am dying to attempt making these. The result is just so beautiful and looks (surprisingly easy) to make, too!

Apple Cider Hair Rinse

My Apple Cider Hair Rinse is another favorite beauty one that you can whip up in seconds. It is so excellent for your hair and insanely simple to make. I would recommend making a large batch, pouring into these squeeze bottles, and tying with a beautiful bow. Your recipient will love it, and beg you for the recipe once he/she sees how shiny their hair is from using it!

DIY Sugar Scrub

Homemade sugar scrub is another really simple (yet incredibly thoughtful!) handmade Christmas gift!

There are sooooo numerous recipes out there but I am partial to this one as I discover grapefruit and mint to both be so invigorating.

DIY Holiday Jam

I will be honest, I still cant believe I pulled this one off! My holiday jam recipe for apple pie in a jar is really simple but does take a bit more time. But making jam is the perfect way to spend an afternoon (and your apartment will smell HEAVENLY afterward!) This tastes so excellent love apple crisp or the inside of an apple pie.

DIY Tassel Earrings

My DIY Tassel Earrings post remains one of my post favorite tutorials and for excellent reason.

This one is really, really simple it makes a grand present, and yields professional results without a lot of work. One pair should only take you 15 minutes or so. Just make certain you use a really sharp needle thats the key to this one!

DIY Planter Gifts

This is another really enjoyment and simple one! Planters are definitely one of my favorite DIY gifts. (I may be partial, candles + plants are my favorite gifts to give/receive). Upcycle your ancient cans with a little bit of marble contact paper with this DIY Planter Present Tutorial. It only takes minutes to make!

DIY Glitter Candles

These glitter candles are enjoyment (and oddly relaxing) to make, and who doesnt love a festive candle!?

You can get creative and use every diverse types of glitter I used a stir of fine + chunky gold. This is a quick one. I recommend setting aside an hour or so you could easily make candles in that timeframe!

DIY Dried Citrus Garlands

Honestly, Honestly WTF is just the best for DIY tutorials. I could spend forever perusing their project archives. Erica has become a friend of mine and is just so incredibly talented and creative! This citrus garland thought blew my mind a little as Ive never seen anything love it!

DIY Etched Glass Votives

This simple etching tutorial is another older post with seriously beautiful results.

It takes a little more time than the other projects in this post (and be certain youre really careful and apply the tape tightly without any air bubbles) but the results are gorgeous. Make a set of three or four!

DIY Lip Balm

There are a lot of really grand lip balm tutorials from around the web but I love this one because a) its tinted, and b) the tint comes from grinding up raspberries. So clever and brilliant. I am dying to attempt this one. It looks simple (the recipe says it takes only 6 minutes to make) and the results are soooo beautiful.

Turmeric Face Mask

My DIY Turmeric Face Mask is one of my most favorite beauty posts and so simple to make.

(It only takes a few minutes to stir up every the ingredients, most of which you probably already have.) Just be certain to hold it freezing. I would make x the quantity of the recipe, put it into a beautiful mason jar, and bring to your recipients home so that he/she can immediately store it in the fridge. Since this mask can stain white washcloths, a nice touch would be to wrap up one of these black washcloths too and make a little set.

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You could include a paintbrush too if you desire to be additional thoughtful!

DIY Cross Stitch Embroidery Tea Towel

Ending with another beautiful tutorial from Honestly WTF. I could not love this project more and am planning to attempt it this winter cross stitch always seemed so complicated but Erica breaks it below in a way that makes it sound really simple. Embroidering a tea towel for a loved one is the perfect personalized present. So thoughtful!

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Leather earrings are every the rage correct now (thank you, Joanna Gaines), and the excellent news is its simple and affordable to make them yourself. DIY leather earrings can also be used as essential oil diffuser jewelry, perfect for taking your favorite scent on-the-go. Plus, they make grand DIY gifts and a enjoyment activity for a girls night in. Once you get started making these simple DIY teardrop leather earrings, you might not be capable to stop!

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Heres 20 teacher present ideas (that theyll actually use and love) and DIY leather tassel keychain (that can also be an on-the-go diffuser too!)

I wish Id known how simple it was to make these stylish, on-trend leather teardrop earrings; Id own started much sooner! Theyre so enjoyment to wear, you can make them medium sized or large and make a statement. They make great DIY gifts for Mothers Day or end-of-year gifts for teachers. Or how about a Make & Take night with friends? Since theyre simple and affordable, they would be a enjoyment craft night idea!

Perhaps my favorite part, though, is you can add a drop of your favorite essential oil on the back and theyll work as on-the-go diffuser jewelry.

I thought you needed a special machine to cut the leather, but turns out you can either order a bunch of pre-cut pieces on Etsy in beautiful much any color youd love or cut them yourself using a teardrop pattern cut from paper, leather scissors, and leather pieces and scraps from the craft store.

Honestly, you can whip up a pair in just a few minutes!


How to Make Leather Teardrop Earrings

Materials

heres the leather punch set I used, it worked perfectly!

Directions

Step One- First, youll need the leather teardrops. I ordered mine on Etsy, but you can use leather scraps from the craft store or Amazon and do it yourself. Youll need a grand pair of scissors (preferably leather scissors) to make clean cuts. Print out a teardrop shape in your desired size, trace onto the back of the leather piece in two spots, and cut out. Stack on top of one another to make certain they are even, and trim if needed (you dont desire lopsided earrings!)

Step Two- Make the hole for your jump rings by marking the ideal spot at the top of the teardrop with a pen.

Then, put your leather piece on top of a protected surface such as a cutting board or craft mat. Put the leather punch over the mark on the earring piece and tap on the back of the punch with the hammer until it goes through the leather. Repeat with the other piece of leather. You can also do this with a thick sewing needle or thumbtack if you dont own a leather punch.

Step Three- Using your jewelry pliers, open the jump ring straight out, put through the leather hole, and also through the ring at the bottom of the earring hook.

Shut the ring completely.

Step Four- If youd love to take a scent on the go, add a drop of essential oil on the back where the leather is rough. I love Valor for supporting feelings of confidence, Lavender for calming my nerves, and Manuka for a light, floral scent.

DONE! Now go rock your earrings!

The only question is which pair? And which oil to use? The possibilities are endless!

If you make the earrings, let me know by tagging me on Instagram!

And if you love this tutorial, share it so your friends see it too!

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Types of earring styles.

From studs to hoops and chandelier earrings, we’ve got the on what you need at the prices you desire. Your ears aren’t pierced? No problem, we’ve got clip-on earrings, too.

  • Drop earrings. Features an ornament or gemstone that dangles.

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  • Stud earrings. Feature a gemstone or ornament on a post. Extremely favorite is solitaire diamond studs.
  • Hoop earrings. An everyday favorite. Select from charm hoops, multi-hoops and inside-out hoops, every in K gold or sterling silver and with or without diamonds and gemstones.
  • Chandelier earrings

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