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Topic: Spiky Earrings (& small tutorial on how I colored polymer clay)  (Read 6207 times)
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« on: July 20, 2012 10:36:19 AM »

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!

« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012 02:13:10 PM »

What a novel way of colouring clay. I love the way your earrings are all made around the same theme/colourway.

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012 02:44:32 PM »

Did you wear gloves? I like these.

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012 04:58:39 PM »

Thanks! I didn't wear gloves. I was actually expecting to come out of this project with inky fingertips, but surprisingly none of it rubbed off onto me!

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