Friday, February 1, 2013

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry

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Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe

I said I would share my clay project with you yesterday, so here it is!  Earrings and a necklace for my sweet little girl.  If only I didn't have to wait until Valentine's Day to give these to her, she's going to be so thrilled.  She got her ears pierced when she turned 9 back in August.  Up until now, she has only had earrings the size of a pencil eraser.  I wasn't ready for her to have anything bigger, even though she gravitates towards them in the store.  When she realizes she is getting "dangling" earrings, I know she'll be grinning from ear to ear!

Let me show you how I made them.  You still have time to make some for your little fashionista too!

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe

Materials:
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Sculpey Polymer Clay
Crafting Foils
Heart Shape Cutter
Earring Loops
Necklace Chain

This is a relatively inexpensive project.  I took a picture with several different colors of clay.  In the end, I only used 1/4 of the pink polymer clay.

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe

The hardest part of this project is getting the foil burnished onto the polymer clay.  I had to play around with it a few times to get it just right.

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe
  
Once the hearts were cut out, wire was used to make a loop.  Then I placed a second heart over the wire to hide it.  Next, a thin strip from the burnished polymer clay was placed around the edge of the heart to hide the seam.  Finally, the clay was baked for about 8 minutes to harden it.

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe

Then it was time to add the Dimensional Magic.  The directions said to wait three hours.  However, I added a second coat to make sure I covered the edges well.  So, it took a little longer to dry.

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe

I have to say, after putting this together, I admire people that do this for a living.  It is very tedious work.  Small little rings, and my less than perfect vision made it a challenge but in the end I am happy with the way they turned out.  Confirmation will be that grin I mentioned above!

Sweet Heart {Polymer Clay} Jewelry from Posh Pink Giraffe

Thanks for dropping by today!
Becky

4 comments:

  1. So lovely!!! Love the color too! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. My daughter would LOVE them! Might be a fun project this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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