Clay Jewelry Dish
This Clay Jewelry Dish is a cute way to store earrings, pocket change, and much more. These polymer clay crafts can be made in any shape and almost any texture. You can give these dishes a vintage feel by using soft hues and floral stamps. Or, follow a modern trend and create a honeycomb plate. Because these dishes are so portable and useful, they make wonderful gifts. You can also use them as accents around your home.
You can find this project, as well as many other Polymer clay tutorials, in our free eBook, 24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Decor and More!
- Texture Plates - 6pk Asst. III
- Stamp Block Set
- Monthly Mixed Media Ideas #5
- Sculpey clay in color of your choice
- Acrylic roller
- Texture plate/stamps
- Super Sized Circle Template
- Paper bowl
- Sand paper (optional)
- Acrylic paint
- Glossy top coat
Condition Sculpey oven-bake clay per instructions.
Roll out clay on protected surface with acrylic roller to 1/4 inch or less in thickness.
Place onto texture plate (first sprinkle with water to avoid sticking) and roll gently.
Remove from texture plate gently and return to protected surface.
Place Super Sized Circle Template onto clay and cut out with toothpick. Don't worry about any jagged edges as the clay can be sanded after baking. You can first cut out the circle from a piece of wax paper to layer between clay and template for super quick clean-up.
Place upside down onto small paper bowl as shown gently pressing edges down and bake on baking sheet according to directions.
Once cooled, sand if needed and paint with acrylic paint as desired (try painting in grooves and removing excess paint from ridges with paper towel to accentuate texture) and finish with glossy top coat to protect.
Be sure to clean any clay from tools immediately.
You can try other large shapes, too. Here I've used the largest heart from the heart template.
This texture was created the same way using a background stamp.
Or stamp a single design. Just play around and have fun!