I love working with resin flower charms in my shop so today I am sharing how you can make similar looking charms using clay. These are super simple and you can make a whole bunch for a little bit of nothing. The most expensive part is the mold (about $5-$7) but when you factor in that you can use it over and over again it is worth it!
To make your charm you will need:
- Sculpey or Premo clay
- Mold (I buy mine from MoldMuse on ETSY)
- Baking Sheet
- Wax or parchment paper
To start you take a piece of clay and smoosh it into your mold. I’m using my favorite mold for this tutorial– the Chrysanthemum. I also prefer to use the sculpey clay over the premo because the premo seems to be too soft and doesn’t come out of the mold as well.
To get the back flat I carefully use an old steak knife to run across the top of the mold. Go slow in a fluid motion instead of a sawing motion. Then I use my finger to gently smooth any little scraps.
In order to make a hole for a jump ring I use a toothpick and gently push from the front to back and then do it from the back to the front while gently holding the clay in my fingers. If you prefer to glue on a bail then you can skip this step.
To set the clay bake it on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper according to the directions on the package of clay. Once it is done let it cool and then put your jump ring or bail on it. Doesn’t get much easier than this! If you want earrings just use a smaller mold and follow THIS tutorial.
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