How to Make Dainty & Romantic DIY Polymer Clay Rose Earrings

by MyVian
5 Materials
1 Hour

In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to make a gorgeous pair of polymer clay rose earrings. If you’ve never worked with polymer clay before, now’s your chance to begin!

Creating jewelry from polymer clay is much easier to do than you might have thought. Let me show you how it’s done.

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer clay
  • 2 Flat padded ear posts
  • Cutter 
  • Glue
  • Ruler
Rolling the red polymer clay

1. Roll the clay

Start by forming your polymer clay into a sausage shape, using the tips of your fingers to roll it on the table. You want to roll the clay until it is 11.5cm (4.5 inches) in length.

Cutting the clay into small pieces

2. Cut the clay

Next, use your cutting tool to cut the long piece of clay into smaller pieces, each measuring 0.5cm (0.2 inches).

Flattening the balls of red clay

3. Roll into balls

Roll the little pieces into balls and then flatten the balls by pressing them between your thumb and your forefinger. Press them until they are very flat.

Rolling the flat piece into a petal shape

4. Shape the clay

Next, roll your flat piece of clay so that you have the cylindrical sort of shape shown above.

How to make a rose out of polymer clay

5. Create a rose shape

Now take another piece of flat clay and wrap it around the first one to create the appearance of layered petals. This second piece will wrap around half of the first one.

You should press the bottom of the two pieces together firmly but make sure that the tops aren’t pushed together too much as you want it to look voluminous.

Making a DIY polymer clay rose

Add the third petal on the opposite side to the second one. Remember to press the bottom of the clay firmly to the other parts but keep the top of it open.

DIY polymer clay rose earrings tutorial

Repeat this process of adding on petals. Pinch the outsides of the petals slightly to create a realistic appearance of a rose.

DIY polymer clay rose

When you’ve finished adding all the layers of petals, your rose should look like this.

Cutting off the stem of the rose

6. Cut off the top part

Use the cutter to cut off the top part of the rose.

Making two polymer clay rose earrings

7. Make the second earring 

Now repeat the whole process to make the second earring. Make sure that you use the same number of pieces as the first earring so that the two end up the same size.

Baking the polymer clay roses

8. Bake

Now that you have your two earrings, bake them in the oven. Check the instructions on your packet of polymer clay to see how long for and at what temperature.

Making polymer clay rose jewelry

9. Create the earrings

The final step is to stick glue onto the back of your flat padded ear posts and stick the ear posts to your polymer clay roses. And you’re done!

DIY polymer clay rose earrings

DIY polymer clay rose earrings tutorial

Here we have our polymer clay rose earrings. The roses look so realistic and dainty. These are a beautiful and feminine accessory that will help to brighten up your whole face.

Remember that when working with polymer clay you’ll get better over time, so if you made a few mistakes, keep practicing and soon you’ll be smooth sailing. 

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer clay
  • 2 Flat padded ear posts
  • Cutter
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  • Kim Kim on Feb 22, 2022

    Think I’ll try these with my 16 year old lovely granddaughter Vanessa! Thank You. So Beautiful