How to Make Rose Quartz Polymer Clay Earrings

10 Materials
2 Hours

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make beautiful earrings from rose quartz polymer clay. I’ll actually show you two different ways to make the marbling and veins.

Follow right to the end, when I’ll show you how I make interlocked earrings.

This technique is surprisingly easy, but creates a stunning polymer marble clay effect.

Tools and materials:

  • Translucent polymer clay
  • Colored polymer clay or eyeshadow or mica powder
  • Pasta machine or rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Acrylic paint
  • Gold leaf
  • UV resin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Oven
  • Earring hardware and drill
Conditioning polymer clay

1. Condition your polymer for marbling

Gently squish your small blocks of polymer to soften it.

Creating marbling colors

2. Create your marbling colors

Add a tiny bit of another color polymer to your translucent polymer.

Creating marbling colors

Repeat with as many colors as you would like for your earrings.

Creating marbling colors

Translucent polymer is actually a bit yellowish, so you can add the tiniest bit of blue polymer to offset the yellow.

Coloring polymer clay

3. Other ways to color polymer

Run your small piece of translucent polymer through a pasta machine, and then use a small makeup brush to paint it with eyeshadow.

Colored polymer clay

Then combine the color in well and run it through your pasta machine a couple more times to ensure an even mix.

Repeat with as many colors as you want for your earrings.

Coloring polymer clay

You can also use mica powder to color your polymer clay.

Colored polymer clay

Here are the balls of polymer I will use for my faux marble quartz earrings.

Let your clay rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes to make sure it’s not too soft to work with.

Chopping clay

4. Chop your clay

After your clay has rested, chop up all the colored balls.

You can cut your pieces large or small, but the larger they are the less of a marbling effect your earrings will have.

Chopped clay

After all your clay is chopped, toss all of the colors together.

Adding acrylic paint

5. Add acrylic paint and mica powder

Add 2 drops of vanilla-shade craft acrylic paint to the pile of polymer.

Adding mica powder

Also add a small bit of pearl-colored mica powder to the mix. 

Toss it all up together really well, and let it dry completely.

Adding shimmer

6. Add shimmer

Crumple a sheet of gold leaf into your pile of polymer.

Binding the clay

 7. Bind the clay

Squeeze some liquid clay over your pile of polymer.

Coloring polymer clay

Then squish all the polymer back into a single ball.

Coloring polymer clay

If you want you can do more combining by cutting up this ball, adding more mica powder and liquid clay and re-balling the polymer.

Letting clay rest

8. Let rest

Form your ball into an elongated cube and let it rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Slicing polymer block

9. Slice your polymer block

Here’s where you get to see the beautiful marbling. Slice your polymer block and look at that effect!

Marbled polymer clay

10. 2 ways to make marble earrings

Overlap your cut pieces to form a slab of marbled polymer.

Then roll it with a small rolling pin to make it nice and smooth, and run it through a pasta machine.

Folding clay

Then fold it in half and run it through the pasta machine again.

Trimming edges

Or, run a piece of translucent polymer through a pasta machine, place cut pieces of marbled polymer on top and trim off the edges.

Rolling clay out

Roll it out to make it smooth and then run it through a pasta machine again.

Marbled polymer clay

These two methods will give very different results.

Burnishing the polymer

11. Burnish the polymer

Place paper over the top of the rolled polymer and rub it gently with your hand to burnish and smooth it out.

Cutting earring shapes

12. Cut your earring shapes

Use cookie cutters to cut your earring shapes.

You can chop up, re-roll and use the leftover marbled polymer to create more earring shapes.

Baked earrings

13. Bake your earrings

Bake the earrings in your oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. Cover loosely with a piece of foil when baking.

Polymer clay moons

Here are two pieces, made with the two techniques from step 10. You can see the difference.

Sanding and drilling

14. Sand and drill

Sand the edges of your earrings and drill holes in the top for the earring hardware.

Making interlocking earrings

15. Make interlocking earrings

Cut a slit at the bottom of one earring with an Exacto knife.

Making interlocking earrings

Slip the other earring piece through the slit and seal the slit with superglue or liquid clay.

Let dry for about 1 hour.

Finishing with resin

16. Finish with resin

Add a layer of UV resin to your earrings.

Finishing with resin

Use a fine-needled tool to help spread the resin evenly.

Let the resin cure on one side and then apply it to the other side.

Rose quartz polymer clay earrings

Rose quartz polymer clay earrings

Add your hardware and your rose quartz polymer earrings are done!

Try this out, and leave a comment to let me know how you liked this tutorial. I love to hear from you.

Suggested materials:
  • Translucent polymer clay
  • Colored polymer clay or eyeshadow or mica powder
  • Pasta machine or rolling pin
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