Polymer clay folded earrings
When I wear this type earring I’m asked “Are they self-made?” Especially since the small, delicate version of the folded polymer clay earrings is elegant and fragile. It’s really worth and just a little effort.
First the color is selected or a color mixture is prepared. I take two colors and knead the clay until a beautiful grain is produced. After kneading, the mass is formed into a long string or into a thin band, which is divided in the middle with a knife. Put the band carefully in a zigzag pattern on the eyepin and you may turn it a little on the pin for a more complex form.
I put every polymer clay earring on a glass plate and put it in the oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. After the mass is cold, the eyepin can be turned into a loop and an ear hook is attached to the folded polymer clay earring.
You’ll find the english description and a step-by-step collage in this free PDF-file: polymer clay folded earrings english tutorial
This article is the second part of a series about my polymer clay earrings, I design for the past several years. Even though I normally do not have a talent with delicate forms, I still love crafting them.
The nice thing about making polymer clay jewelry is that you can to take your time. I often leave the earrings for several days on the glass plate and fill it piece by piece until I finally put it in the oven.