Crafts & DIY

DIY Jewelry Plate

What mom doesn’t love to get jewelry for a holiday or birthday gift?  But the kids don’t really get to be very involved in a gift like jewelry.  Why not let them make a pretty homemade jewelry plate for her new earrings or mom ring?  It’s fun and pretty easy to do.

You will need:

[easyazon_link asin=”B0016N6CMU” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”no” tag=”theneigmoms-20″]Sculpey Original Polymer Clay[/easyazon_link]

Stamps
Your favorite acrylic paint colors
Paintbrushes

Homemade DIY Jewelry Plate

Take a chunk of the sculpting clay and knead and roll it in your hands until it forms into a nice soft ball.  It will take some effort in the beginning.

Homemade DIY Jewelry Plate

To make the plate shape, I took two plates and wax paper and pressed the ball between them to flatten the ball.

Homemade DIY Jewelry Plate

Once you have your general shape, you can press anything into the clay to make a pretty marking on the plate.  I found some pretty stamps from my local craft store, but you could do kiddo hands, thumbprints, a doily, or any other item around the house that has an interesting texture.

Homemade DIY Jewelry Plate

I baked the disc according to instructions on the package, but I baked the clay over an oven safe bowl on a sheet pan to give it some curve on the edges.  Once cooled, paint the plate with an acrylic paint.  When it is dry, you can do a coat of a sealer to make sure it lasts a long time!  I also glued a gem I got on clearance at the craft store.  I thought it added a nice touch!  You can go crazy on these and be super creative.  What about a metallic paint?  Or add a piece that sticks up in the middle for a ring holder.  The options are endless!

Homemade DIY Jewelry Plate

Homemade DIY Jewelry Plate

 

 

Michelle

Michelle

Michelle is the mom of a very active 6 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
Email Michelle at michelle@theneighborhoodmoms.com
Michelle

About the author

Michelle

Michelle is the mom of a very active 6 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
Email Michelle at michelle@theneighborhoodmoms.com

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