The Ultimate DIY Hobby: How to Create VERY Stylish and Trendy Earrings With $5 Clay from Kmart

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Mar 28, 2022

The Ultimate DIY Hobby: How to Create VERY Stylish and Trendy Earrings With $5 Clay from Kmart

  • DIY blogger Michelle chronicled a $5 clay earring project from Kmart
  • She used polymer clay, clay stamps, clay shaped cookie cutters, earring hooks, glue
  • Her post received thousands of likes and hundreds tried on the earrings

A DIY blogger has inspired thousands of people on the internet to try making their own clay earrings at home.

Michelle, better known as @lookwhat_i_found on Instagram, shared a video detailing her foray into clay jewelry making that received thousands of interactions with hundreds thanking her for the DIY earring tutorial.

“My eyes lit up the other day when I spotted a variety of clay stamps at Kmart,” she captioned her popular video. ‘I just had to do something!’

She continued, “I had so many ideas when I first saw the stamps, but decided to start with something small – like earrings.”

“I’m definitely no clay expert, but I really enjoyed making these,” she said. “I think my favorites would have to be the rainbow patch and the floral print – now all I have to do is find an outfit to match!”

Michelle said the process of making the earrings was inspiring and innovative, and she was more than happy to share her method with her 56,000 followers.

Clay cookie cutters came in several designs perfect for jewelry making.

DIY blogger Michelle shared a video detailing her foray into clay jewelry making which received thousands of interactions with hundreds thanking her for the DIY earring tutorial

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Michelle first rolled the clay on a desk and used cookie cutters to cut out particular shapes for the earrings.

She then pressed the clay stamps onto the shapes and molded the sides into place.

For the multi-part earrings, she used a yarn needle to poke holes that she could use to secure them with an eye pin.

Once satisfied with the shape, she attached the hook to the eye pins and baked them until the clay became solid.

She then let them cool and then glued the earring posts together with Gorilla Glue.

The $3 set of clay stamps comes with four unique designs, including a leaf and flower design.

Michelle pressed the clay stamps onto the shapes and molded the sides into place

A DIY blogger has inspired thousands of people on the internet to try making their own clay earrings at home

Hundreds of people praised her for the extremely stylish and trendy end product.

“You are so talented,” wrote one woman. “I like it so much.”

“The earrings are phenomenal,” said another. “I’ve walked past these stamps hundreds of times – wish I’d thought of that sooner.”

A third shared: “I’ve been struggling to feel fashionable lately since I lost my job…but these look so fun and affordable – maybe I can convince my daughter to make them with me.”

Some people were concerned about the weight of the product.

“Very pretty but they look super heavy,” one man commented. ‘Are they straining your ears for carrying too much?’

But Michelle was quick to allay her fears. ‘Not at all!’ she says. “Just make sure you don’t roll the clay so it’s too thick at first.”

Michelle then baked the clay in the oven until the forms were solid and ready to wear

She used a yarn needle to make holes through which she attached the hooks

Once satisfied with the shape, she attached the hook to the eye pins and baked them until the clay became solid.

Others shared their own handy tips and tricks.

“Just a quick tip, I found that dabbing the shapes first and cutting out the shapes after keeps them from warping like what happens when you do it the other way around,” one woman shared.

“Be careful when they are in the oven,” warned another. “I left mine too long and they got very dry and flaky.”

“I’ve used food coloring to color clay in the past and it worked great,” a third shared.

How to make VERY stylish and trendy earrings with $5 clay from Kmart

Materials needed:

  • Polymer clay
  • clay pads
  • A rolling pin
  • Eye pins
  • clay cutters
  • hook earrings
  • gorilla glue
  • Earrings

Method:

  • Roll clay on a desk
  • Use clay cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes
  • Press the clay pads onto the shapes and mold the sides in place
  • For multi-part earrings, use a yarn needle to make holes and secure several parts together with an eye pin
  • Use an extra eye pin on top of the form to secure the hooks
  • Bake the earrings in the oven until the clay becomes solid
  • Let them cool then glue the post of the earrings with Gorilla Glue

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