This DIY jewelry dish started out as a tutorial-tried post of this clay jewelry dish on Honestly WTF. My friend and I were having a Sunday crafternoon together working on various polymer clay projects. I made one of the dishes with lace and it’s awesome. But I have a lot of jewelry, so I thought it would be fun to make a couple in other colors.
I was gifted a motherload of Sculpey, which is awesome but it’s all white. So I had to go scouting on how to dye it. I found this forum about it, where someone suggested using oil paints. Luckily, I am a craft and art supply hoarder so what do you know, I still have oil paints from my art classes in college. Now that you know how this dish evolved. Let’s move on to the tutorial. You will need to read the original post by the lovely ladies over at Honestly WTF for directions on making and baking the dish, I’m just going to go over how to get the marbled effect.
You will need:
- A least 2 ounces of polymer clay like Sculpey
- Oil paint in your color choice
- Paint palate or plastic dish
- The rest of the supplies listed in the original tutorial
- Divide the clay into three equal parts.
- Squeeze out the tiniest of dabs of paint onto your palate.
- Use the toothpick to take put the oil paint into one of the pieces of clay.
- Do the same with the other two pieces of clay but make sure that each one has a different amount.
- Wearing the gloves, massage the one with the least paint first so that the paint gets swirled into the Sculpey. Be careful how much you massage it because if you do it too much the color will spread so evenly you will just have a colored piece of clay instead of a marbled one.
- Continue with the other two pieces of clay finishing with the one that had the most paint.
- Line up all three balls of clay, graduating with the least color to the most and gently roll them together.
- From there you are ready to roll it out using the rolling-pin in the first step of Honestly WTF’s tutorial.
- Follow the rest of their instructions, I skipped the lace on this one because lace + marbling seemed like a bit much. But do what you like 🙂
Hope you love it!
PS The locket necklace is House of Harlow 1960 circa 2007.