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Marbled Clay Dishes

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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

Bowl

knife

gold paint/gold gilding2016-01-19-22.41.19.png.pngStart 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!)

 

2016-01-19-14.02.38.png.pngTwist them all together and roll it again but this time roll it out to about twice the length than it originally was.

2016-01-19-14.03.53.png.pngFold it in half and twist it again . Repeat these steps a couple of times until you get your desired marble look.

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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.

2016-01-19-14.05.26.png.pngPlace 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)

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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.

2016-01-20-10.54.46.png.png2016-01-20-10.55.13.png.pngI 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.

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2 thoughts on “Marbled Clay Dishes

  1. These are beautiful .I love how each one is unique and can’t wait to try making these with my daughter Maira, whose surley going to love them.💖

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