Polymer clay earrings

Do you remember how in childhood you learned how to sculpt from clay? So many interesting ideas, but all of them, as a rule, ended with dirty hands and unfulfilled expectations. Today, there is an excellent alternative to all these short-lived plasticine products - polymer clay. Thanks to this material, you can make beautiful and original jewelry that will please you for years. And so, to create earrings of polymer clay, we will need: 1. Baking polymer clay Cernit (Cernit) - blue and white, 2. Toothpicks; 3. A sharp knife (or as I have blades for a clerical knife) 4. Earrings; 5. And a white sheet of paper (you can also use glass or another clean and smooth surface). 6. A pinch of salt; 7. And, of course, inspiration (there’s nowhere without it!).
 materials for earrings
And so having collected all the necessary materials, we start to create! First of all, we need to heat the clay so that it becomes softer and more elastic.To do this, cut off a piece of white clay and begin to knead it with your hands. This process is quite tedious, so please be patient (to speed up the process, you can use a special softener for clay). Having warmed up the clay in your hands, you can finally roll up two small balls (a little less than a centimeter). Now these balls need to be rolled in coarse salt - this will give the beads an interesting effect. After that they need to be punctured with toothpicks and put aside, at this stage they are no longer needed.  polymer clay
Now we begin to sculpt the cubs. Like last time we soften the clay in our hands. First, sculpt the ball (1 cm) - this is the future head. We take a piece of clay a little more (1.5 cm) and also roll the ball (if it is not quite flat, it's not terrible) - it's the tibia's body. polymer clay balls Connect the head with the body.
Polymer Clay Balls
Agree that while it's a bit like a bear, so we add four more balls (0.5 cm) to the trunk - that's it and appeared at bear's paws. But he still lacks ears and faces.Therefore, we take a piece of clay (0.5 cm) and roll the ball and cut it in half, with a toothpick making a horizontal line. Attach the resulting ears to the head. Then we cut off another piece of clay, knead it and flatten it between the fingers. We should have a small flat oval; we should also draw a vertical line in the middle with a toothpick. The resulting face is attached to the head. Bear is ready!
 polymer clay bear cubs
Now we fix the fittings (except for bolts) and send our product to be baked in the oven. The time and temperature required for baking clay is usually indicated on the package. I bake the product for 30 minutes at a temperature of 130 degrees. After the product has baked it still has to cool for a while, since hot clay is very fragile. Do not forget that we still have white beads in salt, so we drop them in cold water (this will not affect the quality of the product), salt dissolves, and we see interesting and original beads in front of us. Now beads and bears join each other. And the final step is to secure the bolts.All our earrings are ready. Wear health!
 Polymer clay catkins
 Earrings made of polymer clay with your own hands

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