These DIY Tear Drop Clay Earrings are cute for a fun night out with friends. Make a pair to coordinate with every outfit! This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site to bring more fun crafty tutorials.
Unlike the DIY Clay Heart Earrings and DIY Clay Star Earrings, these DIY Tear Drop Clay Earrings are not studs. They are fun for a night out or a weekend getaway. The shape is cute, and the mini cutters make creating the shape easy and hassle-free. This project would be fun for a girls’ crafting night, and it is easy enough for a beginner who wants to elevate their clay earring making.
If you are new to working with oven bake clay, be sure to read my Tips and Tricks for Working with Oven-Bake Clay before beginning.
Supplies for DIY Tear Drop Clay Earrings:
- Sculpey Souffle Oven Bake Clay
- Work ‘n bake clay mat – This mat is wonderful! I can use it to first roll and cut my shapes, and then I can bake them directly on the mat. This decreases the chances that I will misshapen my design when transferring it to another baking mat.
- Clay roller
- Tear drop shape from the Premo Mini Metal Cutters
- Tool with needle end and ball end, like the ones in this clay tool starter kit
- (2) Ear studs with open loop
- (2) jump rings – I purchased a variety box like this one and use the size that I think works best for each jewelry making project.
- Jewelry pliers
Choose the color for the earrings. I am using a seafoam blue color.
Use the tear drop mini cutter to cut (2) tear drop shapes from the clay. Remove the excess clay.
Use the needle point tip to create a hole in the top of each tear drop shape. Remove any excess clay.
Place the work n’ bake mat on a baking sheet. Follow the instructions from Sculpey on baking.
Per the Sculpey Souffle Website: Bake at 275 °F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. DO NOT MICROWAVE. Baking should be completed by an adult. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Since we are baking a shape half the size of 1/4,” the shapes should only need approximately 15 minutes. Check them and do not over bake.
Remove the tear drops from the oven. Allow to cool completely.
Use the jewelry pliers to attach a jump ring into the hole of one of the tear drops.
Continue with the pliers to attach the jump ring (with the tear drop attached) to the open loop on the earrings. Close the jump ring securely with the pliers.
Repeat with the second tear drop and open loop stud.
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