Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings

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Make some adorable, lightweight feather air dry clay earrings in just a few steps!

Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make! | littleredwindow.com

You guys, I rarely make jewelry because  it never lives up to the vision I have in my head before I start. Maybe it’s just not my forte. But these earrings turned out EXACTLY how I wanted them to and I’m in love! They seriously took only a few minutes to make and they’re nice and lightweight. Perfect.  And if you’re wondering, since they’re made of clay, will they break? Well, air dry clay is different than kiln fired clay, it’s not so brittle. And since these air dry clay earrings are relatively small, they’re not going to snap in half during normal wear. Maybe if you dropped them  5 five feet onto a tile floor, but I think otherwise, they’re pretty sturdy.  Anyway, today I’ll show you how to make your own pair of air dry clay earrings. If you make some, share them with me, I love seeing what you guys make too!

Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make! | littleredwindow.com

Air Dry Clay Earrings 

My favorite air dry clay

Clay tool for cutting

Acrylic paint in pale pink. medium pink, dark pink and gold

Gold jump rings

Earring hooks

Needle Nosed Pliers

1 . Roll your clay out to about 1/8″ thick. Use a craft knife or clay tool to cut long teardrop shapes. Then cut little notches out of the sides as shown. Smooth any rough edges with a finger dipped in water. Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com

2. Use a toothpick or clay tool to poke a hole in the top of each feather. Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com

3. Let your earrings dry overnight. When dry, go ahead and paint them however you’d like. I gave mine a kind of geometric ombre pattern with gold tips. Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com

4.  When the paint is dry, use your pliers to open a jump ring by twisting it. Then put it through the hole in the earring.   Then close the jump ring by twisting it back.Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com

5. Then open a second jump ring and attach it to the first and add an earring hook.  The second jump ring allows the earring to hang in the right direction when you wear them. Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com And that’s it! Your air dry clay earrings are ready to wear!

Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings, these cute feather earrings are lightweight and super simple to make!  | littleredwindow.com

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2 thoughts on “Easy Air Dry Clay Earrings

  1. Those are beautiful. I like them as is, for earrings, but also the gradient colors as inspiration for Stephen West’s Daybreak shawl. I was having trouble visualizing pink with light gray and white but just couldn’t see it. Gradients using pink might be an option! I’ll have to see what’s in my stash. Thanks, Cassie, for the “crossover” inspiration. Kathy B.

  2. These feather earrings remind me so much of Aunt Elayne. Totally something I could see her wearing. She was so eclectic and open minded. Miss her 💕

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