Greetings friends! I have had such a fun time creating a recipe for home made clay. As a person who has NO cooking skills, (yes, my daughter is still alive after all these years. Bruce wonders how she survived!) I wanted to find a recipe ANYONE could make in less than an hour. Here’s the best video on how to make home made clay for jewelry making. I tweaked it a bit and used potato starch instead of corn starch. The video is well worth watching. Here’s the link and the adjusted recipe:
1 Cup white glue
1 Cup potato or corn starch
2 tbsp of vinegar
2 tbsp of oil (baby oil, olive oil, etc)
This woman is amazing so I need not add any instructions. Here are the photos of the clay we made:
I added acrylic paint and glitter and it worked out fine. To make beads, just roll the clay into a ball and push a pin through the center. Then cover the ball with oil or lotion so it dries without cracking.
If you want to make complicated shapes, you can make your own mold with hot glue. Click here for the video link!
- Start by covering the item with oil or lotion to make it easy to pop out.
- Put the item on a plastic bag and cover the item with hot glue. Allow the glue to dry and pop out the item.
- Put a little oil or lotion in the new mold and put some clay inside the mold. Allow it to dry overnight.
- Remove the item from the mold the next day. Put a pin through the item so you can make it into a pendant or a pair of earrings.
- You can paint the item and seal it with clear nail polish or varnish.
Here are a few items I’ve made with this clay:
This is a really fun craft for all ages. You can store the clay in a sealed plastic bag for a few weeks. You can always kneed it with lotion if it is dry. Here’s a ring I repaired with this clay, inks and other sealants. One stone was missing so I made a replacement.
If you are making jewelry with your kids and need anything, let me know. I have POUNDS of findings, beads, etc and am happy to send you something free of charge (locally in Massachusetts). Okay neighbors, stay safe and healthy out there. Big hugs!