Polymer Clay and Confetti Foil Stud Earrings

I sure didn’t wake up yesterday and say I’m gonna make some earrings today!, but sure enough, 6 hours later, that’s just what I was doing. The inclination seized me when I found my kids playing in our shed with some mysterious colored foil that my girly said had just been in there (?!).  She had recently been playing with her polymer clay as well, so the two mediums collided in my head and I had to stop everything and make some jewelry. You know how it is.

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These flashy little studs are so cool! I’ve been wanting some yellow earrings for a while, and these are just my thang thang. And they were so easy too!

All I did: Cut up tiny little snippets of foil (I used the mystery-shed-foil as well as my Jones foil–both worked famously), and then stuck them on a small ball of clay. That’s it.  I baked them @ 275 for 15 minutes, and then gorilla glued those pretties to some cheap findings I had on hand. Oh, I also slapped on some gloss finish for same added sheen after all was said and done.

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mad mim_polymer clay and foil studs_107Sorry there are no model shots; I hadn’t washed my hair in like two days yesterday, and ain’t nobody want to see a close up of that.  Hey when you’re susceptible to unpredictable compulsions of crafting, you can’t be relied upon to shower regularly.

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15 Comments

maddie

I am completely guilty of the same thing – waking up with a plan and somehow going to bed achieving a completely different plan. Love the earrings! Too cute.

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Miriam

I do this ALL the time, I have such a distracted way of living! Glad to know I’m not the only one!

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Miriam

Isn’t polymer clay fun?! I got that jewelry stand on Urbanoutfitters not too long ago on clearance. It’s pretty handy!

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becca

I copied your paper beads and anthro inspired earrings a couple years ago and I believe I will copy you on these ones too. So darn cute!

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Banana

I found your blog just yesterday and I LOVE it! I have read all of it now and I am inspired to sew more!

Greetings from Sweden!!

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jen

Hey lovely!these are super cool!! I dont have pierced ears but thought i could make the yellow ones as beads for a bracelet/necklace? Wot dya reckon sweet cheeks? Wot gloss did you use? Love & kisses xx

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Miriam

Definitely! Just stick them in the freezer for a bit so they’re nice and hard before you pierce them to make the hole. That would be so pretty!

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Melissa

This is genius. So much so that there will be 20 new tutorials aping this same thing in the next couple weeks. Love this look!

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amy c

I LOVE polymer clay!! I love to see other people working with it too. Metallic foil and polymer clay get along famously. These are great!

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Miriam

You know, I haven’t experimented much with it yet (well, at least as an adult!), but I’m excited to do more. It’s really fun!

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