Red Blood Cells in an Adorable Tiny Bottle Tutorial

by Laurart
9 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make polymer clay jewelry, specifically a hemoglobin red blood cell bottle charm! Polymer clay charms are so easy and fun to make and are a great way to get into jewelry making. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Mini glass bottle
  • Dotting tool
  • Head pin
  • Glycerin
  • Red polymer clay 
  • Soft pastels
  • Blade
  • Strong glue
  • Pliers
How to make polymer clay jewelry

1. Roll clay 

Roll your red polymer clay into a thin rope. 

Using a blade to cut clay rope

2. Cut 

Cut your clay rope into small pieces using a blade.

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3. Shape your clay 

Roll each tiny, cut piece into a small ball and then press the middle with the dotting tool to create these little red blood cell shapes.

Placing red blood cell shapes onto baking sheet

4. Bake

Place the clay onto a baking sheet and bake.

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5. Add a loop to the cork top

For the bottle, you’ll need one with a cork top. Push the headpin through the center of the cork top. 

Tiny glass bottle with metal loop in cork top

Use pliers to snip off the long end of the headpin and then push the end into the cork beside the other one to create a loop.

Adding pastel shavings to tiny glass bottle

6. Add soft pastels

Add soft pastel shavings to the bottle.

Glass bottle with glycerin added

7. Add glycerin

Fill the bottle 3/4s of the way up with glycerin.

Adding water to glass bottle

8. Add water

Fill up the bottle the rest of the way with water.

Shaking the glass bottle to combine materials

9. Mix and shake

Mix and shake the bottle until it’s a solid color and everything has combined thoroughly.

Adding baked red blood cells to the bottle

10. Add baked pieces

Add the baked clay pieces to the bottle.

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11. Secure with glue

Add glue to the bottle on top of the rest of the mixture to secure everything into place. Then replace the cork. Wipe off any excess glue that has spilled over.

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Red blood cells in an adorable tiny bottle tutorial

That’s it for this polymer clay jewelry tutorial! This tiny glass bottle charm is perfect for any science lovers out there wanting to express their adoration with polymer clay DIY jewelry or for anyone looking for the perfect polymer clay Halloween charms this fall season! Let me know what you think down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Mini glass bottle
  • Dotting tool
  • Head pin
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  • Janice Janice on Sep 14, 2022

    Cute! I think this would make a great gift for a nurse, Red Cross worker, biology teacher, etc. Thanks for sharing!