clay-rose-ring-tutorial

These polymer clay rose rings have become one of my favorite jewelry items to make! I’d been making them with clay and glazes that I fired in my kiln, but after many requests for a polymer clay version – I gave it a try. They come out just as beautiful as the ceramic version.

Click here to see my video, I walk you through it step-by-step!

I make a bunch of rolled roses like this when I have scrap clay, I hate for it to go to waste. Granted, that’s with my clay that I fire to bisque in the kiln, so the creative process is very freestyle. Polymer clay is more expensive, so I make an action plan and measure out each piece. The nice thing is that I can keep a bunch of these unpainted and then use them on art projects as I go. I actually have a huge bins with little compartments with all my sorted clay embellishments. I’ll have to show you that sometime!

SUPPLIES:

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Polyform S302-001 Sculpey-3 Polymer Clay, 2-Ounce, White

Sculpey Gloss Varnish

Sculpey Essential Tool Kit (I love this kit because it has all the essential tools for making small clay items)

Metal Blank Rings Base Findings DIY Supplies Pad Adjustable Craft 50 Pieces

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Primary Red

DIRECTIONS:

Pinch off a gumball-sized hunk of clay and roll it into a ball, and then into an oblong strip. Use the brayer to flatten it. Then use a craft knife to cut the edges to make them straight. You’re clay strip should be about 4-5 inches long. Pick it up and start to roll from one end to make a bud. Once you reach the end, set it down sideways and cut off the excess from the bottom so that the rose has a flat base. This is really important, otherwise it will be hard to glue to the ring base. Trust me, I learned from experience! Next, bake the clay according to the package directions. Let cool after baking is done, paint in your desired color in three coats. When the paint is completely dry, add a coat of the water-based gloss varnish. If you use Sculpey, use the gloss varnish that goes with it, I love that stuff!

Pssst, if you watch the video, you’ll see that I’m doing a clay rose ring giveaway. I’m not putting an expiration on it because I’m always making these rings, so I’ll just keep randomly drawing names (you have to leave a comment and subscribe to my channel though!) and surprise people!

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One of my fired clay rings that I sell in my online store!

And if you want to buy a ring already made, I have that too, in my store!

Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to make some awesome clay rose rings!

Love & light,