How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry

All you'll need is some clay and an oven if you want to learn how to make polymer clay jewelry. Some good beginner crafts are making polymer clay pins, polymer clay bracelets and polymer clay necklaces. Begin with simple molds and designs and work your way up to creating elaborate finished products.

Supplies You Will Need:
Polymer clay
Super glue
Pasta machine
Mold or stencil
Hard work surface
Wax paper to cover work surface
Polymer clay finish

Creating Simple Polymer Clay Pins
Get started making polymer clay pins by running your clay through the pasta machine. Place a mold or a stamp into the flattened clay. Pull out the shape and put it onto your work surface covered with wax paper. Get rid of any excess clay and mold it into your desired shape.

Bake the piece at 265 degrees in the oven for about 20 minutes. Take the clay out and let cool. Once it's cooled, you can add color to your piece with colored pencils. When you're pleased with your design, you can spray the pin with polymer clay finish and then apply the pin onto the back of the mold using super glue.

If you'd like to make necklaces or bracelets, you need to first make polymer clay beads and attach the beads through a string.

Jewelry Making Tips and Tricks
Make sure that when you're using the oven, you're in a well ventilated room and be careful not to overheat the clay. Wear gloves around the oven. It isn't a good idea for younger children to be around polymer clay crafts as they require careful diligence.

If you're looking for a more challenging craft, you can find many step-by-step online tutorials that will walk you through different types of polymer jewelry. Many local craft stores provide classes and seminars to help beginners get started.

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