Multi-Color Polymer Clay Earrings
Create a stunning pair of multi-color earrings using Liquid Sculpey polymer clay!
Have you tried using Liquid Sculpey yet? It's such a fun medium for any crafting level to use to create all kinds of things, including jewelry. Sculpey just released some new colors of Liquid Sculpey, so I decided to put them to the test using one of my new molds. I ended up making a few sets of Multi-Color Earrings, and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! If you're nervous to jump into resin or sculpting with polymer clay, Liquid Sculpey is the perfect in-between. I like that it has the freedom of pouring like resin, but is quick and easy to use like clay!
To make your own Multi-Color Liquid Sculpey Earrings, you will need these supplies:
The hardest part of this project is deciding which design in the earring silicone mold to use! I was drawn to the semi-circle of teardrops, so I decided to fill the mold using multiple colors of Liquid Sculpey in one design to see how it would work out.
Since I'm filling the mold with different colors, you can't just pour the clay into the mold. Use a clean toothpick to stir the turquoise Liquid Sculpey well, and then carefully add drops into the part of the mold that you want to be that color. Be careful to not overfill the mold, or get any of it into the other parts of the mold.
If the Liquid Sculpey is a little too thick for you to work with, you can thin it out with some Sculpey Clay Softener. If it's too thin, you can thicken it up by pouring it into a cup and letting it sit out overnight.
This is also the time to fill in any other parts of the mold that you want to use with this color.
Next, use a clean toothpick to fill the other parts of the mold with the fuchsia Liquid Sculpey. For this earring design, I filled both end teardrops with this color. Again, fill other parts of the mold with this color while it's open.
Lastly, fill the last two open spaces with charcoal metallic Liquid Sculpey with a clean toothpick. If you overfill the mold, the clay will start to bleed into the other colors. See how the charcoal is getting into the fuchsia there on the end? As long as it's just a little bit, it shouldn't be a problem. If it is more than this, you may have to scoop some of the clay out and refill. Once full, gently tap the mold on your workspace to bring any trapped air bubbles to the top and pop them.
Even though the mold isn't full, you need to bake the clay that has been poured. This first layer needs to be solidified before pouring a solid color on the back of the piece to prevent any mishaps. Bake the clay at 275º F for about 5-7 minutes (about 15 minutes for every 1/4"). This layer is super thin, so it actually doesn't need to be in for long.
Let the clay cool completely, but DO NOT REMOVE IT FROM THE MOLD. Choose one of the three colors of Liquid Sculpey and fill the mold up the rest of the way. No need to use a toothpick, just open the bottle and pour it in! Gently tap the mold on your workspace again to bring any air bubbles to the top.
Don't forget to fill two of the smaller parts of the mold (like the small squares or circles on the right) so that there's a top part of your earrings!
Bake the clay one last time at 275º F for another 5-7 minutes.
Once the baking is done, let the pieces cool completely before removing from the molds. Once cooled, carefully remove the pieces. The baked project is going to be a little flexible, so don't think you messed anything up! Don't you think these are so fun? I am beyond thrilled that I was able to use the three different colors in one mold!
Use small scissors or a craft blade to remove any over-poured clay. Any spills on the mold will peel right off.
The earring pieces came out with a satin finish. If you want a glossy finish, you can paint the pieces with Sculpey Gloss Glaze.
To assemble the earrings, you will need two jump rings and two earring posts - one for each earring. First, use some strong adhesive or even some matching Liquid Sculpey* to attach the earring posts to the back of the small earring pieces.
Next, open the jump rings using jewelry pliers. Hook the rings through the openings in both earring pieces, and then use the pliers to close the rings.
*If you use the Liquid Sculpey to attach the posts, don't forget to bake the earring pieces to make it permanent!
I just can't get enough of these earrings! I absolutely love that with the right molds, I can combine different colors of Liquid Sculpey to make multi-colored jewelry. The fuchsia and turquoise add a gorgeous pop of color, and the charcoal metallic adds the perfect amount of sparkle.
I couldn't resist trying a similar technique to fill this art deco style style part of the mold. I think these are also a fantastic set of earrings, and think they are so fun paired with a fuchsia top instead of the charcoal.
Of course, I also love a modern arched earring that is all the rage right now! This set of earrings was just made by simply filling the mold all the way with one color, straight from the bottles. Easy and quick! I love the way the smaller parts on the bottom of the earrings dangle with movement.
The last set of earrings are simple and chic with an Aztec flair! I love the way the charcoal and fuchsia look together, and think these will be such a fun set to wear this summer to add a pop of color to any outfit.
Isn't it amazing that in just a small amount of time, you can create multiple sets of unique earrings out of Liquid Sculpey?! I am so excited to wear these earrings everywhere I go and to make more pairs to share with friends as gifts. As always, I would love to see what you're making! Share your creations on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!
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