I think I'm becoming a bit obsessed with gold, but these earrings are too cute to worry about that ;)
You will need:
- Polymer clay (I used Sculpey)
- Paring knife
- Gold metallic spray paint
- Earring findings
- Super glue
First, you'll need to start with kneading your clay. Once it is soft, form two balls that are a little larger than what you'd like your studs to be.
Either let the clay balls rest to firm up or put them in the freezer to speed along the process.
Next, use your paring knife to cut off a small, straight slice off each ball. This will be the base that will attach to earring posts.
Then, continue to cut small slices off around the base. This is mostly trial and error, but try to keep the two balls roughly the same size. Don't worry about them matching or being perfect, though!
Once you're happy with how they look, bake the two balls according to the package directions. I did mine for about 20 minutes at 275 degrees.
When they're done baking, let them cool. Then, spray paint the earrings.
Let them dry, then use your super glue to attach the earring posts.
And you're done!