How to make earrings with washers and nuts

October 26, 2016Ama Ryllis


I’m pretty sure you never thought that some hardware store supplies can be turns into fashion items. Me neither until today! I’m quite amaze how easy it was to make awesome stud earrings out of nuts and washers. You just need polymer clay, washers, earring studs and glue.


I will show you how to make a marble effect using the polymer clay. But you can also choose to work with color block colors or make some pretty shape if you are a clay’s master.


Choose three color of polymer clay. You will use one for the main tone (white here) and the two other to make the marble veins (light pink and brown here). Kneaded the three colors separately and make little snakes with them. Try to have the same lenght, twist them together and kneaded all three together to make a ball.


Take a little of the marble mix you jut made and push it into the washers or nuts.


Make the edges of the clay look clean using a cutter or your fingers, it will give your earrings a nice finished look.


Place the earrings in a cooking plate or an oven friendly container. Bake the earrings following the indication on the package. To give you an idea, I let mines 30 minutes in the oven, at the lowest temperature.


Once the polymer clay is hard, take the earring out of the over and let them cold down. The last thing to do is gluing the earring studs on the back…Once the glue is dry, you are ready to wear your new earrings! If you like to make jewelry with unusual materials, you may want to give a try to those zipper earrings.



Comments (2)


    October 26, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Looks great but will they get rusty?

    1. Allison Murray

      October 28, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      Hmm. I’d think that there could always be the chance of rust. If you’re concerned you can always seal them with a clear spray, like polyurethane or acrylic sealer, to help stave off the rust.

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