Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Earrings with Polymer Clay

I have fallen in love with polymer clay. I am no expert and only a beginner, but I have really been enjoying creating with it. One of the things I love making are simple earrings. They are so fun and the possibilities are endless. Plus, I actually love wearing these polymer clay earrings! With Valentine’s Day coming up shortly, I thought these easy DIY Valentine’s Day earrings made with polymer clay were the perfect project to tackle! Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to make your own!


DIY Valentine’s Day Earrings with Polymer Clay Video Tutorial


Supplies You’ll Need to Make Polymer Clay Earrings

  • Polymer Clay – Red, Pink & White is what I used today
  • Something to roll your clay with – I used a marker, but an acrylic roller is a great investment!
  • A smooth surface to work on – I used a glass cutting mat
  • Clay Cutters or a Craft Knife
  • Earring Posts
  • Earring Hooks
  • Jump Rings
  • Needle Nose Plier (helpful, but not necessary)
  • Strong glue – I used E6000
  • An oven
  • Baking Tray

Tips & Tricks for Making Polymer Clay Earrings

Clean and Prep Well

Clay is sticky and will pick up anything and everything that is on the surface you’re working on and on your hands and your clothes, etc. To prep, wipe down your surface with alcohol and a lint free cloth, wash your hands with soap and water and wear something that doesn’t shed. Inevitably there will be times when you end up with lint pieces in your finished work. But, you can easily remove those with acetone and a q-tip once your piece is baked!

Also, take off your jewelry!!! I broke a prong on my ring while working with clay. Luckily, I was able to find my stone and have my ring repaired, but save yourself the trouble and remove all your jewelry!

Conditioning Your Clay is Key

If you don’t want to be frustrated while working with your clay, be sure to condition it fully. If your clay isn’t soft and easily moldable, keep conditioning. To cut down on conditioning time, put your clay (in a plastic bag) into your pocket for 10-15 minutes before your start conditioning. This will help warm the clay, especially in colder climates and rooms.

Clays CAN be mixed!

Clays of different colors and brands can be mixed to create custom colors and effects! There are literally endless possibilities of the colors you can make if you start mixing your colors together. While mixing be sure to note the temperature they are to be baked at. If they’re the same, great! If not, I like to take the lower temperature and bake at that.

Have Fun and EXPERIMENT!!

Clay is such a fun medium. You can continue to manipulate it until you bake it. This allows you to just mush up pieces that don’t turn out quite right and start over! And because you can mix colors, there are no wasted products!


I hope you all enjoyed today’s video! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, they are all linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!

Supply List

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Sculpey Premo - Pomegranate
Sculpey Premo – Pomegranate
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Sculpey Premo - Blush
Sculpey Premo – Blush
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SBP | DB
Sculpey Premo - White
Sculpey Premo – White
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DB
Sculpey Metal Clay Cutters
Sculpey Metal Clay Cutters
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AMZ
Polymer Clay Tools
Polymer Clay Tools
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AMZ
Earring Posts & Backs
Earring Posts & Backs
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AMZ
Earring Hooks
Earring Hooks
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AMZ
Jump Rings
Jump Rings
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AMZ
E6000 Glue
E6000 Glue
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AMZ

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