Fall Leaf Polymer Clay Dish For Jewelry

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I love the colors of autumn, don’t you?  It’s my favorite time for spending outdoors; the weather is perfect for day hikes.  This has nothing to do with getting crafty, I know – but it certainly inspires new designs and ideas for projects!  I made up this fall-inspired clay dish jewelry holder from polymer clay with a piece of nature imprinted into it, and painted it with a hint of gold.  It’s perfect for holding small pieces, and it looks pretty on {Read More}

Crafting On The Go: Midnight Blue Polymer Clay Jewelry

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Crafting on the go can be easy.  I was recently on the road for a few weeks and knew I would have plenty of downtime and would likely want to spend some time crafting. I knew I had to keep it compact.  Two kids, two adults and a dog in one SUV for four weeks, does not allow for much extra room.  You do not have to pack a ton of items and creating does not have to be complicated. {Read More}

Faux Granite Clay Beads

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Polymer clay is one of the more versatile mediums for crafting and it is especially fun for jewelry-making, because of some of the great effects you can create with it.  Today’s tutorial will walk you through how to make faux granite clay beads that are perfect for statement jewelry. Supplies needed to make your own faux granite clay beads: Sculpey Polymer Clay in a light color (beige works very well for this effect) Whispers Black Sparkle Embossing Powder Bead Reamer  {Read More}

How to Make Personalized DIY Bracelets With Polymer Clay

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I love working with polymer clay to create my own charms, tags, and designs.  It’s easy to use, versatile and inexpensive, making it a perfect medium even for beginners.  Today, I’m going to show you how to create unique DIY bracelet blanks for your own one-of-a-kind look. The most common thing I do with polymer clay is to make basic blanks and use stamps to personalize them.  I use the term “stamp” loosely though – while I do enjoy using {Read More}

Sweetheart Polymer Clay Sun Catcher

Sweetheart Sun Catcher

A Sculpey polymer clay idea that is fun and easy. Make a Sweetheart Sun Catcher. Living in the south has become a total treat for me and being able to decorate.  We have a screened in room off the back of our house.  We use it probably 10 months out of the year.  We have our morning beverages out there and read books after the kids have gone to bed.  Since it gets used so often I like to decorate {Read More}

Oven Bake Clay Domino Pendants

Oven Bake Clay Domino Pendants

If you haven’t tried oven bake clay, or haven’t used it lately, here’s a simple and fun project that’s not only fun to make, but fun to wear! Making these pendants will pull you headlong into a new clay jewelry making obsession. Simple geometric shapes pop in a fun color, and a domino makes a sweet pendant. Supplies needed to make your own oven bake clay pendants: Oven Bake Clay Glue-on Bail Jewelry Glue Knife Ball-point Pen Oven The hardest {Read More}

Beaded Sculpey Polymer Clay Ornament

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A Sculpey Polymer Clay ornament is what I decided to make this year for the handmade ornament exchange in which I participate in. Each year a friend hosts a handmade ornament trade. Each person makes 12 ornaments and brings them to her Sip and Swap. We try new wines, have appetizers and consume cookies. Not necessarily in that order. Last year I made etched glass ornaments and in 2010, it was 3-d paper birdcages. I decided to go with Sculpey {Read More}

Burlap and Polymer Clay Fall Napkin Rings

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Create fall napkin rings and enjoy my favorite season with me!  I think fall is my favorite because I can open the windows and let in the breeze and start baking with pumpkin.  We tend to entertain more in the fall, too…the kids are back in school and we still want to hold onto the festivities of summer.  When I entertain, I like to set the stage and decorate not only my home, but the dinner table too.  My decorating {Read More}

Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Necklace

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In yesterday’s post we learned how to make a unique Mokume Gane polymer clay pendant by layering and manipulating different colors of the clay, then setting a slice of our creation in a pendant frame. Today we are going to attach the Mokume Gane pendant to a chain, add some beads on eye pins, and make a pretty spring necklace! The second picture shows a bonus Mokume Gane necklace idea, using the same pearls as drops or dangles instead. My {Read More}