Modelling & Mosaics

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Metallic Clay Earrings

Make your own Metallic Earrings using metallic polymer clay and beads. The perfect gift for someone you love, or for Mum on Mother’s Day!
  • Step 11. Choose two colours of clay. You will need 5g of each colour (which is half of the colour block in the pack). Knead the clay until it becomes soft. Roll each colour into a log. Twist the two logs together and start to blend the clay. Continue to stretch, twist and roll the clay until you are happy with the marbled effect.
  • Step 22. Roll the clay into a ball and then use a rolling pin to flatten the clay so it is even. The clay should be about 2-3mm thick and 4-5cm in diameter.
  • Step 33. Use the metal rib tool from your pottery kit to cut the circle into quarters. Alternatively, you could use a metal ruler or a butter knife.
  • Step 44. Use the needle tool to poke a hole through the pointed end of the quarter shapes. Alternatively, you could also use a sewing needle, a nail, or a sharp pencil.
  • Step 55. Pre-heat the oven to 130ªC. Place the clay pieces onto an oven tray lined with baking paper. Place the tray into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Step 66. Choose 2 different beads. Ensure you have two of each bead so you can create identical earrings.
  • Step 77. Cut a 30cm length of craft line and thread through the loop in a shepherd hook. Tie a knot at the bottom of the loop.
  • Step 88. Thread the two ends of line through the first (top) bead and then through the second (bottom) bead. Thread one end of the line through the hole in your clay shape. Thread the other end through the other side of the hole so that the craft line is crossed over.
  • Step 99. Bring the two ends together and thread back up through both beads. Tie a knot at the top of the top bead. Thread one end back through the loop in the shepherd hook and tie a double knot to secure in place.
  • Step 1010. Repeat steps 7-9 for the other earring. You can even make a second pair of earrings with the remaining clay shapes. You can make identical earrings or change the beads to create a new design!
  • Step 1111. Your Metallic Clay Earrings are now ready to wear or gift!

Materials used in this activity

Bumper Bead Pack - 450g Pack
Product Code: 10832
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Craft Line - Clear - 30 Metres
Product Code: 11160
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Shepherd Hooks - Silver - Pack of 20
Product Code: 11242
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Product Code: 15518
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Wooden Rolling Pins - Pack of 4
Product Code: 16599
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Pottery Tool Kit - Pack of 8
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Mont Marte Polymer Clay - Metallic - Pack of 10 (100g)
Product Code: 20453
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $8.24 (inc GST) $7.49 (ex GST)          
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