Braided Polymer Clay Hoop Earrings
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Sculpey Soufflé Clay
Fimo Liquid
Clay Extruder
X-acto Knife
Sculpey Soufflé Clay
Fimo Liquid
Clay Extruder
X-acto Knife
Empty Toilet Roll
Washi Tape
Earring Post
Gather your clay and roll it into a thick tube.
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Put your clay into the extruder and close the cap tightly.
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Extrude your clay!
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Press your clay together at the top and gently press the three strips onto your work surface.
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Braid away!
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Trim your braid to equal lengths. I cut 2.5 inch pieces.
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Cut your toilet roll and resize it to be about 1 inch around. Secure with washi tape.
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Pinch the ends of your braid lightly. Wrap the braid around your tube and press lightly.
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Bake according to the clay package’s instructions. I baked for 45 minutes at 275°F.
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When your clay cools, gently sand the ends of your braid.
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Add a small amount of liquid clay to one end.
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Press an earring post into the liquid clay.
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Smooth a small chunk of raw clay over the top of the post.
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Trim away any excess clay and clean up the edge.
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Bake again! This time I baked for 30 minutes at 275°F.
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All done! Enjoy your new earrings.
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