Introduction: Make a Gorgeous Jewelry Dish Using Air Dry Clay
I love working with polymer clay .If DIYing is my full time ,playing with clay is my hobby and at times I also post DIYs with clay in my blog.Here clay I mean polymer clay.I also like trying out new products and techniques and so this time I tried air dry clay.I actually got this for trying out a cell phone holder to gift our friend but it did not turn out the way I wished so finally we ended up using that as our kindle holder :P. When I was thinking of what to do with the remaining clay my pinterest boards suggesting trying out this jewelry dish. So ,here is my twist on how to make the jewelry dish.
Step 1: Materials Required
Air dry clay
A bowl to shape the dish
Stamps to create designs
Paints or paint pens (optional)
Take a ball of clay that is large enough to make a bowl and roll it flat with the rolling pin. Use the bowl as a template and cut along the edges of the bowl with knife .
Stamp the designs you want .I am using a paisley stamp. Use can use any textured material such as doilies, Corrugated part of cardboard , coffee cup cover (Have you ever noticed the texture in coffee cup covers? May be next time you should),etc and create immersions on the clay. And also to make it more personalized , I wrote the name of the person I am going to gift this dish.
Slowly place the clay inside the bowl and allow it to dry.It takes four to five days to dry completely. The clay takes the shape of the bowl once it is dry .So ,Don't try to remove it from the bowl before it is completely dry .Once it is dry , turn the bowl upside down and tap to remove the clay dish from the bowl and Voila ! Your jewelry dish just popped out.Wait ! If it did not come out use knife gently between the edges of the clay dish and the bowl to remove it .Hope it popped now.You are not done yet. Still a few more finishing touches.!Use a sandpaper to smooth the irregular edges of the dish.Wipe it clean with a cloth. Paint the dish with your favorite color. I used gold paint for the inside of the dish and used paint pen to make the chevron pattern for the outside of the dish.You can go one more step and coat it with a sealant and allow it to dry.But it is up to you. :) You jewelry dish is now ready to use :)
Use a sandpaper to smooth the irregular edges of the dish.Wipe it clean with a cloth. Paint the dish with your favorite color. I used gold paint for the inside of the dish and used paint pen to make the chevron pattern for the outside of the dish.You can go one more step and coat it with a sealant and allow it to dry.But it is up to you. :) You jewelry dish is now ready to use :)
Here is how it looks with all the jewels in it. It can also be used as a catchall in your entryway or by your nightstand.Hope you enjoyed this instructable.Feel free to leave you comments below.
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