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.
Photography: Anusha Rajeswaran
Source: Martha Stewart
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.
Using a scallop-edged cookie cutter, punch out circles from the clay.
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.
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).
Bake the clay in the oven-safe bowl according to package instructions. (Tip: I baked mine at 200º F for 10 minutes.)
Let cool completely, then apply a layer of polymer varnish to the tattoo design or the entire dish to seal and protect it.