Marvelous Marble DIY Earrings: National Craft Month Project & Giveaway

FaveCrafts Blog Celebrates National Craft Month

Today’s day 10 in our month long National Craft Month Giveaway. Come visit our blog every day to enter to win a different prize of the day. Find the contest rules and enter below.

Marvelous Marble DIY Earrings

Marvelous Marble DIY Earrings

Today’s featured project is from Polyform Products. If there was ever a project to successfully combine both vintage and modern vibes into one gorgeous piece of jewelry, these Marvelous Marble DIY Earrings are it. Simple, elegant, and retro all at once, these earrings are truly one-of-a-kind.

18 Projects Every Crafter Wants free eBook

This project is included in the 18 Projects Every Crafter Wants free eBook. Celebrate National Craft Month with us by crafting the great projects in this free downloadable eBook written just for you!

 



Enter to Win Today’s Prize

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Today’s prize is from Polyform Products. Included in this $100 prize is: Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine, Essential Tool Kit, 30 Color Sampler Oven-Bake Clay. Premo Custom Bead Cores, Purse Hanger, Cuff Bracelet, Round Pendant, Square Ring, Oval Keychain, Round Ring, 24 Color Sampler Oven-Bake Clay

 

In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

  1. Like the AllFreeJewelryMaking Facebook page here, AND
  2. Like the Polyform Products Facebook page here, AND
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What have you made with clay?


Don’t miss your chance to stock up your craft stash and win more than $2,000 in crafty prizes! There’s something for everyone in this epic craft giveaway…trust us, you don’t want to miss this one! You can enter to win this awesome assortment of prizes once a day throughout the month of March.

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OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” both the AllFreeJewelryMaking Facebook and the Polyform Products Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, March 17th, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

 

The Medium (If Not the Man) of My Dreams: Polymer Clay Tutorials, Polymer Clay Jewelry, and More

Let me be clear: I’m no Demi Moore, and I’ve never thrown a pot in my life. Still, whenever I craft with clay, a little piece of me can’t help but wish that Patrick Swayze will come through my front door, anxious to give me a few pointers. Alas, my schoolgirl fantasy will never be realized, but I can still work with clay!

Angel of Crafting

Polymer Clay Figures

Clay is a great medium for making figurines, because there are so many color options. There’s no limit to what you can create with clay. Plus, polymer clay figures are as durable as they are adorable. One of the cutest polymer clay projects on FaveCrafts is the Angel of Crafting.

This winged guardian is made out of odds and ends you can find around your home, such as screws and steel wool. Whenever you feel uninspired, the Angel of Crafting reminds you that you’re creative enough to make something out of nothing.

 

Here are some more examples of the clay projects that await you on FaveCrafts:

Peas in a Pod
Adorable Clay Pig
Fun Giraffe

Clay Tutorials for the HomePretty Petal Kitchen Caddy

I have a tendency to lose track of my cooking supplies right when I’m in the middle of making soup. You can upcycle an old vase into a utensil organizer with the Pretty Petal Kitchen Caddy. Learn how to use polymer clay cut outs to create a floral or fish scale design. This project sticks to plain white, but you can add vibrancy to this craft by using different colors of clay.

There are tons of options when it comes to clay home decor. Check these out, too:

Clay Cupcake Boxes
Beautiful Accented Votive Holder
Clay Jewelry Dish 

Glitter Clay BeadsPolymer Clay Jewelry

If you’re looking to glam up your jewelry collection, try some of these polymer clay ideas. These polymer clay jewelry projects are simple, inexpensive, and fun. You can learn how to make dazzling DIY clay beads to use on earrings, bracelets, and more. Check out our tutorial on Glitter Clay Beads to learn the secret to keeping glitter from rubbing off on your skin.

Here are a few more examples of the clay jewelry projects you can find on FaveCrafts:

Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
Heart Line Buttons
Clay Butterfly Charm

 

Other Polymer Clay TutorialsFaux Tie Dye Coasters

I’ve only scratched the surface of polymer clay projects in this post. There are tons of polymer clay craft ideas on FaveCrafts that suit your every need. These Faux Tie Dye Coasters are the perfect example.

Tie dye remains popular, especially with children, and it’s not just for fabrics. You can imitate tie dye using practically any material, including (you guessed it) clay. These Faux Tie Dye coasters are polymer clay projects that the whole family can help create. Your kids can lend a hand by blending colors for each coaster. Don’t forget to break out these funky coasters at your first summertime bash!

You can also find projects like these on FaveCrafts:

Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handles
Mokume Gane Peacock Utensils
Art Deco Purse and Mirror Set

 

24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Decor, and More

For even more great ideas on how to use polymer clay, check out our roundup of 24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Decor, and More.

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Effortless Jewelry Patterns

It may not feel like it now, but spring is on the way!  Soon all the snow will melt and the cold wind will cease and we’ll all be able to enjoy the rebirth of life.

To help get in the mood for spring, we’ve gathered up 22 simply adorable and effortless jewelry patterns.  From bright and colorful earrings to stunning statement necklaces, this awesome jewelry collection will have you ready for spring in no time!

As an added bonus, we’re giving away an awesome collection of clay crafting supplies so you can get started making any one of these patterns!  All you need to do to win is comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win…simple as that.

The lucky winner will receive an awesome portable clay mat working surface, a Polymer clay roller, a set of Sculpey tools, the Beginner’s Guide to Polymer Clay Jewelry book, custom bead cores for creating fun clay bead bracelets and necklaces, and a variety of clay in a whole slew of colors.  Want to win this awesome collection?  Scroll on down for all the information!

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Bracelets and Bangles

Earrings

Necklaces

Pendants and Beads

clay-jewelry-collage*This giveaway is now over*

Want to win this awesome collection of clay crafting supplies?

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All you need to do is answer this question below:

If you won this craft supply collection, what clay project would you make?

Rules for Entry:

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
  • Winner will be contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until February 17th, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this blog post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

12 Cute Clay Projects for Kids

12 Clay Projects for KidsClay is one of my favorite art supplies for kids! With tons of colors and zero rules, you have the freedom to create anything you want when you craft with clay. You can roll clay into a tube, smash it into a pancake, mix your own colors, and everything in between. I absolutely loved crafting with oven bake clay as a child, so when I got the chance to give away a Sculpey III 30 Color Sampler and Tool Kit on AllFreeKidsCrafts, I just had to share a few of my favorite clay projects for kids.

Boys and girls alike will love these easy clay projects, so be sure to browse the entire list. Even if you’ve never tried making your own polymer clay projects before, these ideas are sure to turn you into a clay enthusiast!

DIY Jewelry and Accessories

Little Clay Flower BroochThe amazing thing about polymer clay jewelry is that no one will be able to believe your new accessories came out of the oven, not out of a store. These pretty polymer clay craft ideas are perfect for girls who want to show off their style and their crafting prowess all in one project.

  1. Charming Clay Owl Necklace
  2. Clay Butterfly Pendant
  3. Little Clay Flower Brooch
  4. Thumbprint Heart Clay Pendants

Decorative Crafts

Precious Child's Hand MagnetsLooking for more things to make out of clay? You can use clay to create awesome decorative crafts for your home! From picture frames to an awesome light switch fit for a boy’s room, there are tons of ways for you to use clay to decorate. These clay projects for kids make wonderful homemade gift ideas and keepsakes, too!

  1. Wild BFF Frame
  2. Precious Child’s Hand Magnets
  3. Nuts n Bolts Robot Frame
  4. Dino Light Switch Cover
  5. Groovy Clay Votive Holder

Homemade Toys

Amazing Eraser MonsterHave I proved that the possibilities with clay crafts are absolutely endless? If you still don’t believe me, these homemade toys should do the trick. For example, did you know you can use clay to make your own eraser? Easy clay projects for kids like these are ton of fun. Once you’ve got the hang of these little critters, you can create your own toys and figurines out of clay!

  1. Cute Clay Finger Puppet
  2. Amazing Eraser Monster
  3. Clay Smurf Figurine

BONUS! If you just can’t wait another minute to start on these clay projects for kids, we have a solution. This Homemade Modeling Clay recipe is easy to make, and you can use it as oven bake or air dry clay!

Sculpey III 30 Color Sampler and Tool Kit

Have I inspired you to start making your own crafty clay creations? Great! Now all that’s left to do is enter our latest giveaway. The Sculpey III 30 Color Sampler and Tool Kit is has everything you need to start crafting with clay, and you could win one for free! You can enter for your chance to win a Sculpey III 30 Color Sampler and Tool Kit by clicking here. The deadline to enter is January 20, 2014, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time, so don’t waste another minute! Enter today!

Did you craft with clay when you were a kid? What did you make?

Pep Up Your Paper Crafting: Polymer Clay Ideas

To celebrate the beginning of another year, make a resolution to master a new crafting technique. For some easy ways to jazz up your paper crafting, check out the polymer clay ideas on AllFreePaperCrafts. No matter what your skill level, you might be surprised to learn how many polymer clay craft ideas are out there. Clay comes in a ton of different colors and styles, so it can be used for almost anything, like borders for homemade cards, frames for photos, embellishments for gifts, and more. Here’s a small sample of polymer clay ideas that I’m especially psyched about this year.

 

Homemade Card Ideas

Polymer clay embellishments make homemade cards pop. The only limit on these 3D accents is your imagination. Geometric shapes, flowers, and animals are just a few examples of polymer clay craft ideas. Take a look at this gorgeous Crinkle Cutter Clay Tile Card. You’ll have fun marbling the clay and cutting out tiles for this handmade card.

Crinkle Cutter Clay Tile Card

 

Polymer Clay Craft Ideas

Clay is a great imitator. Because it comes in so many colors and styles, you can mimic almost any material using clay. Take these Rustic Numbered Tags, for instance. They may look like they’re made out of metal, but they’re really a combination of clay, paper, and Mod Podge. You can also keep those family treasures safe with one of our fun and functional polymer clay projects. Add paper and clay embellishments to this Family Secrets Recipe Box and Cards. It’s the perfect gift for the cook in your family.

Rustic Numbered Tags

 

Mixed Media Art

Don’t let the phrase “mixed media” scare you. After all, you’ve been playing with clay since kindergarten. Channel your inner grade school student with DIY wall décor projects that use paper and clay. House guests will be eager to know which brilliant artist created this Mixed Media Clay Canvas accent piece in your living room.

Mixed Media Clay Canvas

 

Still Not Sold? Enter to Win Free Polymer Clay and Craft Supplies!

Check out our review of the Spectacular Polyform Embellishment Collection, which includes clay, texture wheels, molds, cutters, and much more. Enter our giveaway for the chance to win this fabulous product.

Spectacular Polyform Embellishment Collection

 

When was the last time you crafted with clay?

 

 

 

10 Clay Projects I Love

crafting-with-clay-free-projectsFor as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved crafting with clay.  I love making my own jewelry, creating my own embellishments, and even using clay to create little figurines and toys for my brothers and sisters.  Though it may seem intimidating to look at a block of clay and wonder what you can do with it, there’s really no better way to learn how to craft with clay than to play around with it and have fun!

To help get you started on making your own beautiful clay designs, I’ve gathered up 10 of my favorite Polymer clay tutorials.  From simple jewelry to fun home decor, you won’t believe what you can craft out of a block of clay.

Can’t wait to get your hands dirty?  Well we’re giving away an awesome set of Sculpey Clay, along with the Essential Tool Kit, complete with all the tools you need to help you get started.  Scroll on down for all the info on how to win this fantastic collection!

10 Clay Projects I Love

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Clay Smurf Figurine

Peas in a Pod

Clay Stacked Stone Necklace

Rose Accented Votive Holder

Clay Cupcake Boxes

Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hooks

Pretty Petal Kitchen Caddy

Angel of Crafting

Clay Pot Farm Animals

Clay Jewelry Dish

BONUS!  Like what you see here?  Find even MORE awesome tutorials by visiting “How to Use Polymer Clay: 21 Polymer Clay Tutorials“!

Clipboard Art Frame and more! Cool2Craft TV

Mixed Media Cool2Craft TV

This week, the Cool2Craft design team is sharing some of cool mixed media ideas! Join EcoHeidi Borchers, Tiffany Windsor, Candace Jedrowicz, Lisa Fulmer and Savannah Starr for this week’s online episode.

EcoHeidi is crafting a Mixed Media Pop-Open Journal, Tiffany is creating a Decoupage Clipboard Art Frame, Candace is making a Polymer Clay Mixed Media Brooch, Lisa is crafting a Textured Mixed Media Box and Savannah is decorating a Mixed Media Composition Journal.

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com. Monday December 31, 2012 – 9 am Pacific/10 am Mountain/11 am Central/noon Eastern. Join the chat on Monday and mention this blog post to be entered to win our weekly prize giveaway!

This Week on Cool2Craft TV – Button Crafts

Cool2Craft TV - Button Crafts

This week, the Cool2Craft design team is sharing eco-cool cardboard tube crafts! Watch your favorite crafters create super cool projects and join in the live on-line chat. Join EcoHeidi Borchers, Tiffany Windsor, Candace Jedrowicz, Heather Valentine, and Savannah Starr for this week’s online episode.

EcoHeidi Borchers is making a Mosaic Buttons Bowl, Tiffany Windsor is crafting Button Embellished Clothespins, Savannah Starr is creating Bright Button Rings, Candace Jedrowicz is making Chocolate Chip Polymer Clay Buttons and Heather Valentine is crafting a Button Tree in Embroidery Hoop. You can also find the print tutorials for all these projects on FaveCrafts.com!

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Monday August 6, 2012 at 9 am Pacific/ 10 am Mountain/ 11 am Central/ noon Eastern. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com. See you Monday!

 

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Patterns in Polymer Book Giveaway from FaveCrafts

If you’re on the hunt for great books about clay, look no further than Patterns in Polymer:  Imprint & Accent Bead Techniques by Julie Picarello.  This great introduction into making polymer clay beads and jewelry is perfect for craft designers who are looking to add some color and texture to their accessory collection…and wouldn’t you know it, it can be yours for FREE!  All you have to do is go to the giveaway page and sign up to win!

The thing I love most about Patterns in Polymer is that it’s a complete lesson in making handmade polymer clay beads, as well as a great guide for mixing colors, conditioning and using clay, and adding texture to your clay using items like screws, nails, and pastry tips.  Your clay pendants and earrings will be taken to a new level with Patterns in Polymer, and you’ll find yourself coming back to the book again and again for inspiration and ideas.

As a lover of polymer clay crafts myself, I use Patterns in Polymer to help me match clay colors when I’m making beads, pottery, and even little figurines.  This book includes a great color chart that easily tells you what colors compliment each other, so if you have trouble mixing and matching like I do, you’ll love the helpful color guides included in this great polymer clay book.

So whether you use clay to make jewelry, beads, or accessories, Patterns in Polymer:  Imprint & Accent Bead Techniques is a great way to get inspired…so be sure to sign up for your chance to win!

Learn new craft techniques! This week on Cool2Craft TV: Valentines

Cool2Craft TV - Be My Valentine
This week, the Cool2Craft community invites you to “Be My Valentine”. Join Tiffany Windsor, EcoHeidi Borchers, Candace Jedrowicz, Savannah Starr and Heather Valentine who invite you into their creative studios where they are crafting for Valentines!

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com.

 

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