Seashell Jewelry Holder

Good morning! Since we’re in the middle of Spring, it means two things: unpredictable weather and cleaning time. I’m taking the time to go through everything in our house and donate things we don’t use and reorganize while I’m at it. At least that’s the plan. One of the things I find when I do this, is that I like to leave little knick knacks on top of any surface in the house. Change on the kitchen counters, bobby pins in the bathroom, earrings on my nightstand, you name it. So, I decided to do something about it and made myself a small jewelry holder out of clay.

Seashell Jewelry Holder instructions

The process is actually quite simple and it all starts with clay. I used Sculpey oven bake clay in four different colors. I went with a purple/ivory palette to resemble seashells because they’re awesome. You can find this clay in your good old craft store or online if preferred.

Seashell Jewelry Holder clay

You also don’t need to use a whole block. I just cut of a quarter off each and I had plenty extra.

Seashell Jewelry Holder colors

Work the clay until it is pliable and manageable. It takes a while, so get comfy. At this point, you can mix the colors together.

Seashell Jewelry Holder mix

Flatten a piece into a disc using your hands or a rolling pin. If you need it to be flat/flat, the rolling pin is the way to go for a smooth surface. Just make sure you cover each surface with some parchment or wax paper.

Seashell Jewelry Holder disc

From here, cut out the shape you want with an X-Acto knife.

Seashell Jewelry Holder cut and shape

Mold the shape up to create a dish and add any details you may want. I scored a few lines into my piece. You can either hold the shape with some rolled up parchment paper or just place the piece in a oven safe dish.

Seashell Jewelry Holder mold

Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes per 1/4 inch. Once done, take out and let cool.

Seashell Jewelry Holder bake

If desired, you can use some glaze to give your piece a finished look, but this step is totally optional.

Seashell Jewelry Holder glaze

After it’s nice and dry, put your new piece to good use.

Seashell Jewelry Holder with clay

Hopefully for me, that’ll mean no more messy countertops, nightstands, tables, etc.

Seashell Jewelry Holder

Have fun sculpting!

2 Comments:

  1. Wow! This is great. Love the color combo.

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