JEWELRY DISPLAY (with homemade clay)
Make your dough: Measure out 1/2 cup of cornstarch, 1 cup baking soda, and 3/4 cup water.
Add everything to a pan and stir over medium heat.
Keep stirring—it will get thick within a few minutes.
Transfer to a bowl to cool—make sure to cover it so it won’t dry out.
While that’s cooling, make a mold. Use cardboard and butchers twine to make a triangle.
Make your stand: Use extra baking soda to ensure it doesn’t stick. Kneed it until it is smooth.
Roll it out with more baking soda so it won’t stick. The straws on each side give uniform thickness.
Cut your edges. I went for a rustic look, you can make a template and measure for more precision.
Move everything onto the triangle mold—I’ve been working on a silicone mat that will form around it.
Use a wooden skewers to make your holes. Again, measure this out and be precise if you’d like.
Put all of this in a 170° oven for 2 hours, flip it over and put back in for 1-2 hours to dry fully.
Once it’s cool, prep it for painting: Use a nail file to smooth any rough edges.
Clean off all the dusted baking soda with a dry brush.
Paint the entire jewelry holder—this helps to seal it too.
Use a toothpick to clear out the holes of paint.
I chose to trim each edge in gold.
Now show off your jewelry without it getting tangled or lost!
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