Hi, friends! Here’s a little craft project I completed recently: marbled clay statement earrings. These are SO fun to make and easy enough that no matter what crafter level you feel you are at, I know you could have success with these. 🙂
This post is sponsored by Sculpey, and I used the new Sculpey Soufflé clay for this jewelry project. I loved the feeling of this clay—it’s not sticky or messy and it’s very easy to work with. Once baked, it has a soft finish (almost like a suede). It comes in tons of colors and doesn’t dry out (until you bake it), so it’s easy to work with and store.
The Sculpey Soufflé clay is also very lightweight, so it’s a great material for small crafts and jewelry projects like this. I even used some of their jewelry design templates, so truly any skill level could make fun-shaped jewelry like this! Here’s what you need.
–Sculpté Souffle clay
–jewelry design templates (or you can create your own unique shapes)
–clay rolling pin
-exacto knife or clay cutting tool
-jewelry rings, hooks, or posts (depending what you want to make)
-needle nose pliers
-quick-drying, strong glue (if using post earring backs)
-parchment paper + baking sheet
You can buy your clay by individual colors or a variety pack like I have pictured below. There is nothing like opening up a new craft supply like this, right?!
Step One: Knead the clay and then roll into long snake-like cylinders. You can use as many colors as you like, but I would recommend 3-5 if you’re unsure where to start.
Step Two: Wind the cylinders together and gently press into one big cylinder.
Step Three: Roll out some, then fold over and wind the cylinder on itself.
Step Four: Press into a ball.
Step Five: Using your clay rolling pin, roll out into a thin, flat plate.
Step Six: Use the templates to cut out your shapes (or you can freehand this). You can also use the ends of the pliers or the earring posts to add holes to the clay pieces, where you plan to add rings or other jewelry pieces. But, if you forget or are unsure, the clay will still be soft enough to do this after baking as well.
Step Seven: Follow the package directions to bake the pieces and allow to cool. Then add the jewelry hardware and you’re ready to wear your new pieces!
These are fun to make for yourself or they would be a really cute gift as well. Thanks for letting me share. Happy crafting! xo. Emma
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy and Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.