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How To Make Cute DIY Polymer Clay Pumpkin Earrings

Updated on January 14, 2015

Fun & Easy Halloween Polymer Clay Tutorial For Making Cute Pumpkin Earrings

Learn how to make a pair of cute pumpkin earrings from polymer sculpting clay to wear for Halloween or to give as gifts. I have included an easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial with lots of photos demonstrating how you can make these cute DIY pumpkin earrings yourself.

They are very simple to make, even the most novice crafter who has never made jewelry or worked with clay before, can make these. This is a great Halloween craft to do with your tween and teenage children or even as a school classroom project for older kids.

Leegoal Hypo Allergenic Stainless Steel Earring Hook (Silver,2cm,Pack of 200, 100Pairs)
Leegoal Hypo Allergenic Stainless Steel Earring Hook (Silver,2cm,Pack of 200, 100Pairs)

You will need two fishhook earwires with a ball and coil attached. You can buy these online from Amazon or in any craft store.

 
Beadsmith XTL-5620 Jewelry Beading Tool 4 In 1 Pliers Round Nose Cut Wire
Beadsmith XTL-5620 Jewelry Beading Tool 4 In 1 Pliers Round Nose Cut Wire

I have a pair of these and I love them. They have round needle nose pliers and a flat edge, a wire cutter and a jump ring closer.

 
Cosco Snap Blade Utility Knife Replacement Blades, 10 per Pack (091471)
Cosco Snap Blade Utility Knife Replacement Blades, 10 per Pack (091471)

Sharp blades are a must when working with polymer clay. I like to use utility knife blades.

 

Condition The Polymer Clay By Hand - Or Use A Clay Conditioner Or Pasta Machine

Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine

Before you begin, you will need to condition the polymer clay to remove any air bubbles and to soften it up and make it more pliable. I condition my clay by hand using a plastic rolling pin. If you make lots of polymer clay projects, consider investing in a clay conditioner or pasta machine. It is very important that you do not skip this step! If the clay is not conditioned, the finished project will crack.

 

Make two dime-sized balls from the orange clay. - Gently flatten the tops of the balls with your finger.

Using a sharp blade, make 5 vertical slices around the sides of the flattened balls.

Using the back of a small paint brush, make a small hole halfway down the center of the balls.

Roll out two thin snakes of green polymer clay narrow enough to fit into the holes.

Place the rolled stem into the hole and gently press to seal the edges.

Twirl the strings to make curly stems and pinch off the excess.

Cut the eyepins down in size to fit the pumpkin charms with wire cutters.

Don't Throw Away The Metal Clippings

Make your own eyepins from the excess pieces of metal that are snipped off and leftover using a pair of round needle nose pliers.

Insert the eye pins into the tops of the pumkins.

Bake Your Finished Pumpkin Earrings In A Toaster Or Conventional Oven

Follow the baking directions on the package of polymer clay you are using. Each brand of clay has different baking times and temperatures ranging from 215°F to 325°F.

When the pumpkins are cool, spray them with a coat of acrylic sealer to finish them off.

Krylon K01303A07 Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray, 6 Ounce
Krylon K01303A07 Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray, 6 Ounce

This a versatile acrylic spray that works great on polymer clay crafts. It makes them shiny and protects them from normal wear and tear.

 

Attach the fishhook earwires to the pumpkins and they are now ready to wear.

Give these cute polymer clay pumpkin earrings as gifts or wear them out during Halloween celebrations!

Bling Up The Earrings - Brush the earrings(not the stem) lightly with mod podge and dip into orange glitter.

Glitter Polymer Clay Pumpkin Earrings © 2013 Corrinna Johnson
Glitter Polymer Clay Pumpkin Earrings © 2013 Corrinna Johnson

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Thanks For Visiting...Please Let Me Know What You Think Of This Cute Halloween Craft!

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    • sousababy profile image

      sousababy 

      5 years ago

      Lovely work and your photos make it look like something even I could make.

    • amytrumpeter profile image

      Amy Trumpeter 

      5 years ago from Oxford

      Oh, I would love to make these!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      wonderful idea and clear instructions. thank you. :)

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      SamanthaHaupt 

      5 years ago

      Great idea!

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      ChocolateLily 

      5 years ago

      Very cute!!!!!

    • DLeighAlexander profile image

      DLeighAlexander 

      5 years ago

      So cute! I'm afraid my earrings would not look as good as yours. Pumpkins are the best decoration for Halloween.

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      Gregory Moore 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Very creative idea. Well done.

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