Black cat fashion is always in style when it comes to these darling handmade earrings.
Black cats tend to make their annual debut in October for all things Halloween. Being a lover of black cats (I have TWO) – I think these handmade polymer clay earrings are perfect all year round. They are a fantastic project for someone who is a beginner with polymer clay. This post is sponsored but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Materials and Supplies Needed
- Sculpey Bake Shop Clay (Black, White, Green)
- Sculpey Project Mat
- Cutters for Clay
- Rolling Pin Tool
- Plastic Knife Tool
- Cookie Sheet
- Oven to Bake Clay
- Sculpey Glaze
- Baby Wipes for Cleaning Hands
- 2 Small Eye Hooks
- 2 Dangle Earring Bases\
Start with CLEAN hands and clean surface. The Sculpey Bake Shop clay is one of my favorites because it is so soft and easy to work with. The baby wipes come in super handy between colors to keep hands clean. Work on the project mat.
Soften some black Bake Shop clay (2 bars is sufficient) by rolling in hands. Use the rolling pin to flatten it to about 1/8 inch thick.
Use cutters to cut out a head and two ears for each earring. These cutters could be different shapes. Both of these cutters are from Sculpey. The circle is perfect for the head and the cutter for the ears is from the Irregular Rectangle Cutting Set.
Press the ears to the circle head and use fingers to gently mold them into one piece.
Use the same irregular triangle cutter to cut two eyes from Bake Shop white clay – also about 1/8 inch thick. Then roll a little green out and make two eyeballs – one for each earring. Gently press these pieces together into the black cat head.
Push a small eye hook into the top of each cat – between the ears.
Put the project mat with the earrings on it onto a baking sheet. Bake the earrings at 275 degrees for about 12 minutes. If they are thicker, they might need a little more time. I recommend testing your oven and bake times with scraps before baking your first masterpiece.
Once the earrings come out of the oven, let them cool COMPLETELY before moving on to the next step.
Paint a think layer of glaze onto the earring then let it dry.
Once the glaze is dry, slide the cats onto the earring base through the eye hook hole. You could always use other jewelry findings if you have beading supplies and the like.
MORE Halloween Jewelry with Sculpey Clay
If you love Halloween and want to make lots of spooky pieces, be sure to check out this blog post that is packed with ideas. While they are all pins, they could easily be made into earrings, rings and charms.
There is even a fun idea for using clay to make decor. Bake Shop is so versatile and fun to play with when crafting and making seasonal things.
Halloween Party Ideas
There are so many great ideas being shared by Team Creative Crafts. Check these out!
Laura from Me and My INKlings is sharing quick and easy Polymer Clay Black Cat Earrings that would make the PURR-FECT party favor on Halloween night.
Sweet not spooky is the theme for this set of Halloween Treat Bag Tags created by Laura of Laura’s Crafty Life. Pumpkins are our favorite!
Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins always has the best activities for the kiddos, and her Halloween Popsicle Stick Puzzle does not disappoint.
Download and print a full set of Halloween Party Printables with a Batty theme! Kelsey over at Poofy Cheeks has the entire party covered!
Katie, the Crafty Blog Stalker has taken some simple supplies from the dollar store and transformed them into a Light Up Jack-O-Lantern perfect to greet guests at your front door.
Wrangle your treats in one place this October 31st with Halloween Party Treat Bag Printables from Chelly at We Can Make That!
Jane from DIY Jane has created an magical Halloween Party Table Topper to give your décor a fabulous finishing touch.
Create the perfect party favor with Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama and her tutorial for a Halloween Heishi Bracelet Set. Love the bright colors!
Beth with Creatively Beth is sharing a quick and easy Candy Corn Treat Cup with Free Ghost Tag Printable that will make a yummy party favor
Sharing is Caring! Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
I would really love to hear what you think about this Halloween jewelry idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns
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