I've been working at trying to actually use the crafting materials I've slowly gathered over the years, and since I got my 2nd ear piercings I was super excited to start being able to wear regular sized earrings! (My original piercings are stretched a bit. Normal earrings would fall right out.) Now, I can't wear them for a while because the piercings are still healing, but I couldn't help myself when I found some of my polymer clay and some earring posts.
Here's a few of what I ended up making!
In my blog
I go into detail of how I made the earrings, but I thought for this post I'd also add in a small tutorial on how I colored the clay. I saw online somewhere that you could color polymer clay with permanent markers, and since I wanted black clay, and I had a marker on my desk, I thought I'd give it a try. It ended up turning out VERY well and I'll probably end up using this same technique to make other colors as well.
This is the clay I started out with... Basically I dabbed on the color onto the clay and then worked it in until it was a solid color and then repeated that until it was as dark as I wanted. Like so:
And this is a shot of the clay I colored compared to how it started:
I hope you all enjoyed this post! I'm so happy with how these earrings turned out and cannot wait until I can wear these around everywhere!