Learn how to make natural earrings from translucent polymer clay cane.
About the author
Petra lives near Pilsen, Czech Republic. Ever since childhood, she has loved learning new craft techniques. By age fifteen, she began studying art at various art schools in Pilsen before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia. She has been working for LUCY CLAY since 2014.
Materials and tools:
- Polymer clay (Pardo Transparent and Cernit Nature Savanna)
- LC Mini Slicer
- Sharp blade – LC Handy Blade
- Jump rings and earring hooks
Start by making a bullseye. Condition translucent polymer clay and make a log.
Then condition savanna polymer clay and make a sheet.
Cut the sheet so it can completely wrap around the log. Now, you have a simple bullseye. Reduce it and cut it in half. Reduce one part a little more.
Cut both bullseyes into smaller pieces.
Press all pieces together and roll. Reduce it and cut it again in half.
Press both parts together. Now form a square cane and reduce it. Again cut it in half and press it together. Repeat as many times as you like. I ended up with a block-shaped cane. Then I added two blocks of savanna clay.
Let the cane rest before cutting. I recommend a day or two. Cut 2 mm thick slices. To avoid distorting your cane, try to wrap it with light scrap clay.
Cut using a round triangle cookie cutter and remove the excess clay. Bake all parts according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Sand edges. Drill holes. Then add jump rings and your earrings are ready.
Download PDF tutorial for free: translucent-natural-earrings-PDF-tutorial