How do you make jewelry with metal clay?

How do you make jewelry with metal clay?

How do you make jewelry with metal clay?

In its raw state, metal clay can be shaped, molded or sculpted with simple tools and your hands. File and carve the clay once dry then sand for a nearly perfect finish before firing. During the firing process, the harmless binder burns away and the silver particles sinter (fuse) to form a solid 99.9% pure silver piece.

Can you bake clay earrings with metal in them?

Polymer clay is generally very safe, but it can stain or damage some surfaces. So, it’s best to protect your table by working on top of a sheet of parchment or wax paper, a metal baking sheet, or a piece of glass.

How do you make clay earrings for kids?

How to Make Polymer Clay Earrings

  1. Use your acrylic roller to roll out the clay in whatever colors you like.
  2. Cut out shapes using your Sculpey mini metal cutters.
  3. Attach the shapes to your earrings hooks or earring posts or clip-on earring findings or screw eyes.
  4. Bake your earrings or charms.

How do you make precious metal clay?

To create a strong metal clay:

  1. Use small metal particles, and a mix of sizes.
  2. Use small binder particles.
  3. Use as little binder and oil as possible, while still keeping the clay workable.
  4. All additives should burn cleanly, and ideally be organic/natural.
  5. The metal clay cannot be contaminated with other metals.

How do you make clay earrings shiny?

Polymer clay is not glossy after baking. You can sand, buff, and polish the clay itself (see below), or you can apply a glossy varnish. To make your clay project less shiny, you could apply a matte varnish. Note that adding a glossy varnish can make translucent polymer clay seem more clear.

Are clay earrings heavy?

When making polymer clay earrings, just a couple things to remember: * Polymer clay is self-adhesive. You wouldn’t think these would make for heavy earrings but they can if you aren’t careful. In fact, the palette ones below, while my fave, are the most heavy and can only be worn for a short while.

How do you make easy earrings at home?


  1. Step 1: Inserting the Wire.
  2. Step 2: Joining Both Ends.
  3. Step 3: Twisting the Wire.
  4. Step 4: Threading the Beads.
  5. Step 5: Forming a Loop.
  6. Step 6: Closing the Loop.
  7. step 8: Attaching Earring Hooks.
  8. Step 1: Select the beads and jewelry charms for your earrings.