Sometimes you just need to treat yourself to some new jewelry. But it feels even better if you’ve made it yourself!
In this tutorial, I will explain how to make polymer clays roses. Once you know how to make these beautiful little things, they can have many purposes (embellishing, decor, jewelry). I usually transform them into earrings by glueing them onto a metal base.
Step 1: choose a colour you like (YAY – fun part!)
Step 2: cut of a piece of polymer clay and roll it into a ball. Once the polymer clay has been heated with your hands, it becomes more manageable. Roll it out into a long, thin wire and cut it into small pieces.
Step 3: you are now ready to make the actual rose! Pick up a small piece of clay and flatten it with your fingertips. Gently roll one side of the leaf inwards to create the center of your flower.
Step 4: pick up a second piece and flatten in with your fingertips. Wrap it around the center of the flower. Continue to wrap small pieces of polymer clay until you are satisfied with the shape of your flower. It is a little bit tricky at first, but try to make a couple of roses and see how they turn out.
- By now, you might already have noticed that the backside of the flower is quite pointy. If you want to make earrings out of these roses, you will have to cut of (very gently) the back with a sharp knife. This was you will create a flat surface, that you can glue onto an earring.
Step 5: bake your polymer clay according to the instructions on the package. Once they have been baked in the oven, let them cool down before you glue them onto the base of your earring.
These earrings are great to wear during the wedding season, especially if you are a bridesmaid, or if you want to treat your bridesmaids to some lovely DIY.
Or you could just store them away for Christmas or birthday presents!