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21 Polymer Clay Ideas and Projects

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Need inspiration for your next polymer clay project? Check out this list of fun and creative polymer clay ideas, including clay earrings, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more!

Polymer clay is a fun and versatile craft material that you can use to make a wide variety of creative projects.

Many people use polymer clay to make modern earrings and colorful jewelry. Others sculpt it into miniature figures or roll it into beads. Don’t stop there! You can make home decor projects, like ring dishes and candle holders, too!

Creating with Clay

There are so many ways to be creative with polymer clay. You can blend two or more colors of clay to create your custom shades. Then, you can add texture by impressing the clay with various tools. Or, you can sculpt it to create realistic figurines. And after baking, you can sand it, polish it, or paint it.

It’s great for making crafts projects at home since it’s relatively inexpensive, widely available, and lasts a long time. Here are some of the best brands of polymer clay: Best Polymer Clay for Earrings and Jewelry

Plus, you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to start making polymer clay projects. All you need is some clay, a few hand tools, and a regular home oven. You can even pick up an inexpensive polymer clay kit to get everything you need at once.

What can I make with polymer clay?

One of the things I love most about polymer clay is that it is so versatile! You can use polymer clay to make all sorts of decorative and functional items, like jewelry, accessories, dishes, and candle holders. The only limit is your imagination!

As a beginner, start with simple polymer clay projects, like marbled beads for pendant necklaces.

Then, try making functional polymer clay projects like leather-effect bookmarks and terrazzo ring dishes.

As you learn more skills, practice your sculpting techniques and make cute polymer clay animals and charms.

making arch shape terrazzo polymer clay earrings

Polymer Clay Ideas

In the list below, I’ve gathered a wide variety of polymer clay ideas to inspire your next project.

  • polymer clay projects for kids
  • functional polymer clay ideas for your home
  • polymer clay designs for adults
  • and of course, polymer clay jewelry ideas

Clay Jewelry Tutorial

Polymer clay is an excellent material for making all kinds of colorful jewelry, including clay earrings, beads, and sculpted charms.

If you are interested in learning how to make polymer clay earrings, check out my step-by-step tutorial: How to Make Polymer Clay Earrings.

And then, be sure to read this complete tutorial for the best way to bake polymer clay for great results.

Polymer Clay Project Ideas

The best polymer clay ideas and project tutorials, from beginner to advanced. See all sorts of projects including polymer clay jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more.

More DIY Jewelry Ideas

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Mary TenEyck

Sunday 4th of June 2023

Stupid question where can we buy the metal rings? Ear rings fronts & backs for pierced ears? I'm having hard time finding supplies to put mine together with. I don't buy online. But I do have friends who do. But most places I've looked are out of USA & shipping costs doesn't seem worth it. Just making gifts for my daughters & family members for Christmas birthday gifts. Something they can't find anywhere else?

Sarah Stearns

Sunday 4th of June 2023

Hi Mary, Do you have a Michaels or a Joann near you? They might have what you're looking for.

Amparo Ramirez

Sunday 30th of May 2021

Thank you sooo much for all these tutorial and guidance. It's really awesome of you to share your knowledge.