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Scalloped Clay Jewelry Dishes

Here's how to make a clay dish with a pretty scalloped edge and decorative fruit motif. Rings, necklaces, earrings, even keys and coins — it will serve as a catch-all for everything.

diy scalloped clay trinket dish

Photography: Anusha Rajeswaran

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish & Bull. If you're looking for more ideas for jewelry, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Jewelry Organizers.

materials

  • Oven-bake polymer clay by Sculpey, $7 for 8 oz., amazon.com

  • Scallop-edged cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Small oven-safe bowl
  • Polymer varnish by Golden, $11 for 4 oz., amazon.com

  • Paintbrush
  • Sponge
  • Water

steps

  1. Roll your clay in the palm of your hands to form a ball. On a clean working surface, roll the clay to about 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin.
    diy scalloped clay trinket dish step 1
  2. Using a scallop-edged cookie cutter, punch out circles from the clay.
    diy scalloped clay trinket dish step 2
  3. Apply a temporary tattoo to the clay: Trim the edges around the tattoo design, peel the shiny film off and gently apply the tattoo face-down on the clay.
  4. Place the circle of clay into a small oven-safe bowl to create a soft bowl shape. Dampen the back of the tattoo and apply light pressure. Slowly peel the paper away (or slide it off).
    diy scalloped clay trinket dish step 3
  5. Bake the clay in the oven-safe bowl according to package instructions. (Tip: I baked mine at 200º F for 10 minutes.)
  6. Let cool completely, then apply a layer of polymer varnish to the tattoo design or the entire dish to seal and protect it.
    diy scalloped clay trinket dishes

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