Intro: Polymer Clay Food Earrings
Today I will show you how to make:
Polymer Clay Food Earrings
*Note- I'm a beginner at polymer clay so if you have something to suggest that would be greatly appreciated!
What you will need:
Any kind of cutting tool
Q-tip with the fluff taken off
Clay colors you NEED:
Optional clay colors:
Step 1: Hot Dog
First roll a cylinder of tan clay and cut it down to the right size. Then get your q-tip and press it into the cylinder to make a groove. Then roll a skinny cylinder of red and cut that down to the right size. Then put the "hot dog" into the "bun" and round it off. Now your done the hot dog!
Step 2: Chocolate Chip Cookies
First make a "patty" out of your tan clay and round it off. Then make a skinny cylinder from your brown clay. After that, rip small pieces of brown from the end and press onto your "cookie." Now your done the chocolate chip cookie!
Step 3: Popsicle
Roll a ball of a color of your choice (I used teal) then flatten it. After that then take your q-tip and press it into the side. One you've done that do the exact same thing with the second color of your choice (I used orange). After that connect the two pieces together to create a wavy connection. Then to create the handle take a small chunk of tan and roll it into a cylinder and attach it to the bottom.
Step 4: Donut
First form another "patty" and stick the q-tip in the middle then move it around and widen the hole. After that roll a cylinder of a clay color of your choice (I chose pink) and connect the ends. Once you've done that, flatten it and press it onto the donut. Then roll how ever many colors of sprinkles you want of very skinny cylinders out of colors of your choice. After you've done that then take small bits of clay off the cylinder and press it onto the donut. Once you have the desired amount of sprinkles, your done the donut!
Step 5: Eye Pins
Before baking, you need to put in the eye pins. All you need to do is stick the pin in the top and push down. If its too long (like for the donut), just cut it down using needle nose pliers.
Step 6: Baking
Once you've got the eye pins in, you can either bake them in the toaster oven at 275 Fahrenheit for 25 minutes or bake it in the oven at 275 for only 15 minutes. I used the toaster oven.
Step 7: Jump Rings and Earring Hooks
Now you need to attach it to the earring hook so you can wear them! But first you must open the jump rings, attach them to the eye pins, and THEN attach the earring hooks to the jump ring and close it up.
Step 8: Wear and Enjoy!
Now you can wear them and let the compliments flood in! Hope you liked my instructable and if you did, please vote for me in the "Play With Clay" contest so I can make more! I apologize if the camera quality is bad, I'm only using my iPod but if you have any questions, please ask them in the comments!