Easy Instructions for a Gorgeous Ombre Feather Charm With Polymer Clay

by Laurart
4 Materials
10 Minutes

Hi, everyone. Today, I’m going to show you how to make cute polymer clay charms. Polymer clay art is simple and so much fun and, if you follow this tutorial, you’ll be able to create charms with ombre effects in no time! Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer clay
  • Carving tools
  • Razor blade
  • Eyeshadow
Three shades of polymer clay varying from light to dark

1. Grab your clay

For this tutorial, we’re making a polymer clay feather with an ombre effect. So, pick out three shades that vary from dark to light. You can see the ones I chose in the picture above but there are a lot of colors available.

Shaping clay into teardrop

2. Shape your clay

Start by rolling pieces of your clay into this teardrop shape to get the feather look.

Blending clay with a roller

3. Blend

Push the 3 teardrops together and then flatten them with a roller to blend the three clays together. Keep folding and flattening until the colors unite seamlessly.

Stretching out clay

Stretch out the clay to avoid any air bubbles.

Sketching the basic shape of a feather onto the clay

4. Sketch out the basic shape

Use a dotting tool to sketch out the basic shape of a feather.

Using a sharp tool to cut the feather shape

5. Cut

Cut out the shape with a razor blade or any sharp tool.

How to make polymer clay charms

6. Place a line of clay

Roll the excess clay into a long, thin line and place it on top of the cut clay to create the line between the feather.

Polymer clay feather


Ombre effects

7. Create texture and shape the clay into a feather

Use a sharp object to create lines of texture in the clay.

Using a dotting tool to create texture and blend

I also used the dotting tool to create more texture and to flatten and shape the line down the middle so it blended smoothly.

Cute polymer clay charms

Cut out bits of the clay to create natural separations and give it a more feathered look.

Using eyeshadow to create depth

8. Use eyeshadow to add color and depth

I started by brushing the feather with gold powder.

Ombre effects

Then, I used a purple eyeshadow to add some depth.

Polymer clay necklace ideas

Polymer clay art tutorial

Here’s the finished polymer clay art! I hope you liked this tutorial and it gave you some polymer clay necklace ideas for your next project. Let me know what you think down below.

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer clay
  • Carving tools
  • Razor blade
See all materials

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation