DIY: Air Dry Clay Earrings

I stumbled across a pack of air dry clay at a Bunnings a few months ago and thought this would be a great way to have a go at making a pair of Amalfi-inspired ceramic earrings. They are perfect for a handmade gift or would work perfectly with a summer dress in the summer. Whatever the purpose, do hope you enjoy making them!

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What you’ll need:

air drying clay 

– earring hooks and pliers

– sandpaper

– blue acrylic paint and paint brush

– rolling pin, circular mold and a small knife (I used the lil ones’ Play-Doh tools)

– baking mat or non-stick surface

– food colouring (if you want to add a pastel tone to your earrings)

Method:

To make the clay earrings:

  1. Take a few pieces of clay and keep the remainder in an airtight container.
  2. Roll them into small balls and flatten it using the rolling pin.
  3. Cut the circles and cut them in half.
  4. Using a toothpick, create a small piercing to attach the earring hooks.
  5. Leave them to dry overnight.

Painting and attaching the earring hooks:

  1. Once the clay pieces are dry, even the surfaces with a sandpaper or nail file.
  2. Mix the paint and start painting. Leave them to dry for an hour.
  3. Attach hooks, tassels or accessories.

 

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