How to Make Metallic Leaf Jewelry – DIY Polymer Clay Tutorial

I’m super excited to share this tutorial from Fracmatic for making a pair of earrings (or a necklace, charm bracelet, keychain… the choice is yours!) out of polymer clay. This is a perfect project for fall, and I love the idea of using eyeshadow to color the clay!

Guest Tutorial by Fracmatic

Step 1

Step 1
You’ll need:
polymer clay (I suggest white or black)
leaves (some leaves will work better, some worse- experiment!)
tool for cutting
tool for rolling
eyeshadows
and a surface to work on.

Step 2

Step 2
Condition your clay well.

Step 3

Step 3
Roll the clay (not too thin), put the leaves on it, and roll it again with the leaves.

Step 4

 

Step 4
Cut the excess clay off. I don’t cut the stem part just yet, because it comes in handy when pealing the leaf off.

Step 5

Step 5
Take the leaves off the surface (don’t peel the leaves off the clay just yet).

Step 6

Step 6
Rub your finger (or a sponge, but not a brush) in the eyeshadow of choice. Shimmer colors work best if using black clay.

Step 7

Step 7
Now cover the backside of the clay leaf.

Step 8

Step 8
Take the leaf by the stem and peel it off the clay.

Step 9

Step 9
Dab the eyeshadow gently on and smudge it all over the leaf. Do not take too much, so it doesn’t get in the grooves of the impression.

Step 10

Step 10
Cut off the stem, shape the leaf, add rhinestones and poke holes, if you want. Bake following the instructions on the clay packaging.

Step 11

Step 11
I made mine into earrings. The eyeshadow shouldn’t come off, but for protection you can cover them with special varnish (most glazes and nail polishes won’t work-they become sticky with time).
And that’s it!

Regards, Fracmatic.

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5 comments on “How to Make Metallic Leaf Jewelry – DIY Polymer Clay Tutorial
  1. Manda says:

    Super cool! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tony Anthony says:

    great , very intriguing the fact using eyeshadon :)

  3. That touch of eyeshadow makes all the difference!! Thanks for the detailed tutorial with all the great tips!

  4. Sally Rohrer says:

    What kind of special varnish do you use?

  5. l. love says:

    These are very lovely!

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