5 Different Textures for Polymer Clay Earrings

by MyVian
7 Materials
10 Minutes

Whether you are using polymer clay for arts and crafts or jewelry making, learning to create these 5 textures will come in handy! From leaves to combs, you can use so many everyday objects to make the most beautiful textures for your polymer clay projects.

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer clay
  • Cookie cutter
  • Leaves
  • Lace trim
  • Basket
  • Strainer
  • Comb
Textured polymer clay earrings

Leaves and flowers 

To get a wonderful leaf texture, gently press the font of the leaf onto the clay. 

Roll over the leaves

Use a roller to further indent the leaf’s texture into the clay. 

Add texture to polymer clay

Go ahead and gently remove the leaf from the clay. 

Use a cookie cutter

Use a cookie cutter to cut the piece of clay with its leaf texture.

Use lace trim

Textile structures 

To get a beautiful, lace texture, take a piece of lace trim and gently press it onto the clay. 

Roll over the lace

Use a roller and roll over the lace trim on the clay. 

Pull off the lace trim

Once the lace texture has been fully indented in the clay, gently pull off the lace trim.

How to add texture to polymer clay

Then use a cookie cutter to cut out clay pieces with the lace texture. 

Texture polymer clay


Use a basket you already have at home. Place it over the clay and gently press down with your fingers. 

Cut the clay

Remove the basket and cut out the clay pieces with a cookie cutter. 

Use a strainer


Gently press a strainer on the clay to get its texture. 

Polymer clay texture ideas

Remove the strainer and cut out the clay. 

Use a comb


Gently press the bristles of a comb onto the clay. 

Cut with a cookie cutter

Use a cookie cutter to cut out the clay with its new comb texture. 

DIY textured polymer clay

These polymer clay earrings are so beautiful with their different textures! I would never believe that I used items that I found around the house to create these different textures. What other items could you use to create texture for polymer clay? Share your ideas in the comments below!

For more ideas, see my other tutorial on polymer clay textures.

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer clay
  • Cookie cutter
  • Leaves
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  • Kathy A Kathy A on Feb 10, 2021

    I have some charms--rose, rabbit, frog, etc that would be great for impressions. Varied thicknesses of twisted cord, chain, rivets, grommets, scalloped edges of dishes (in rows like a rainbow!), your cat's paw; there are so many things you can use!

  • Siva Siva on Jan 20, 2022

    I like the leaf and comb impressions.could you put an article on how to add the ear hook to the back of the clay.A DIY on how to make an earring with clay.