28 August 2017

A Jewelry Dish

Hi and thanks for stopping by! A few weeks ago, I experimented with polymer clay. I had some clay left over to make a new craft.

I first kneaded the polymer clay and rolled it out. Some kitchen tools I used were a flexible cutting mat, a rolling pin, a round biscuit cutter, an offset spatula, and a sharp-edged tool (this triangle one is for fondant work) for detail.

 I cut out a circle with the biscuit cutter.

Then I embossed some ferns using a rubber stamp.

I let the clay sit on a cup of a muffin tin so that it bakes like a bowl instead of a flat plate.

I baked it for 25 minutes in a 275 degree Fahrenheit oven. The baking time varies depending on the clay's thickness. The clay has to be hard (not dough-like) when you take it out of the oven.

Here's what it looks like after baking. I like that the edges have a slight ruffle.

I painted on some blue watercolor with a brush but dabbed the clay with a paper towel which resulted to this marbled effect.

Then I added a layer of green paint in the center using the same technique.

And a final layer of yellow paint. Let the paint dry for an hour. 

And here it is, my adorable little jewelry dish. TADA!


  1. Okay, Claire, I'm sufficiently intrigued by this stuff to try it out soon. Don't quite know yet what I want to do with it, but there are many possibilities. (I could probably start by making a magnetic pin dish, but that's so pedestrian!) Still wondering what the results might be by painting before baking...?

    1. Hi Rochelle! You should try it! The magnetic oin dish sounds awesome...especially if you'll be using it a lot. You can create many things with a small package :) I have yet to experiment with the painting before baking option. Take care!

  2. Super cute! I like the marbled effect you achieved with the dabbing.


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