Over the years I’ve accumulated a lot of traditional costume jewelry which I rarely get a chance to wear. I feel guilty having it tucked away inside the drawer. I came across this idea on pinterest and decided to try it out. Although I have never worked with polymer clay before I was very pleased with the result. You really can’t go wrong with marbling since each piece comes out unique.
You will need the following supplies
Assortment of polymer clay
gold paint/gold gildingStart by choosing three to four colors of your choice. Knead the polymer clay in your hand to soften it. Roll out each piece into a snake (there is no better way to explain it!)
Twist them all together and roll it again but this time roll it out to about twice the length than it originally was.
Fold it in half and twist it again . Repeat these steps a couple of times until you get your desired marble look.
Squish the clay into a ball. Using a rolling pin, flatten it between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a bowl to cut out a round shape about 1/4 inch thick.
Place the rounded clay into the bowl. I gave the clay a curved edge but you can keep it straight if you want.
Bake it in the oven for 15 mins @275 degrees (follow instructions for your brand of polymer clay)
I let them cool in the oven before turning it over.
I painted the edges gold with my leftover gilding paint from a previous project which you will find here. As you can see, I got a little carried away and made quite a few. These are very addictive so don’t say I didn’t warn you. These darling clay dishes are perfect to hold all your trinkets . Use them for paperclips, bobby pins, change, jewelry and all of your tiny treasures. Keep one by your bedside to hold your rings or watch.
I used the dishes to display all my jewelry which I now get to see and enjoy even if I don’t wear it often. I make sure to switch them periodically so all the pieces have a chance to be on display. Don’t judge ! 🙂 If you plan to gift a friend you can even add her initials in the center of the dish with the gold paint.