DIY Polymer Clay Coral Bracelets

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

materials needed I recently rediscovered a little box of shells that I smuggled across the Mexican boarder (totally illegal I know) a few years ago when we took a trip to Puerto Vallarta. I was sifting through them wondering what I was going to do with them and I came across this great little piece of coral (shown above). I realized it was the perfect "stamp" for polymer clay. I began playing around with a few designs and this is what I came up with...

What you will need:
  • Neutral polymer clay colors
  • A piece of coral (obviously not everyone smuggles coral across the border like me, so a rough rock will work too)
  • A polymer clay bead piercing tool (you can also use a toothpick)
  • A thin bracelet to use as a guideline
  • Razor
Start by conditioning your clay.  Roll out a long tube of clay, which will be the bracelet. For more details on how to do this, see this post.  Use your guideline bracelet and determine how big you are going to make it.  Use the razor to slice off the remainder.


Gently join the two ends together.


Take the piece of coral (or rough rock) and gently stamp your bracelet, giving it a coral like appearance.


I love how unique each bracelet turned out, each being different than the one made prior.  I will be wearing these often! 

  

23 comments:

Mariana said...

They turned out lovely.
Simple, beautiful and unique. Love them!!

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

You always have the best DIY jewelry! Thanks for sharing, I hope your week is going well!

Lindsay said...

That is so cool Linds! I love the look you created! Very fun!

jamiebhannigan said...

so great! i def am going to try this!!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Those are lovely!! Thanks for sharing!

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

So smart!

Anna Elder said...

I love this!! So glad you shared it with us! Might have to run out today and finally get some clay. :)

sherri lynn said...

What a great idea to give the bracelets some texture! I love how they turned out! And look at you naughty girl smuggling coral across the border! :)

Sarah said...

I love this. Totally makes me think of a coral reef =)

- Sarah
A Girl In Transit

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh. So cute. I imagine wearing this with a long spring inspired maxi dress.

tanca said...

how to make holes

Jes said...

these are so, so creative!
and they look so simple too.
great post.
xx jes, www.twosmuppies.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Always know it's going to be something fun when I see clay in your post!

Mania said...

I found your blog and I liked it very much!! Your work is fantastic!! Best regards from Greece!!

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

SO clever! I would never have thought of this. I love how many ways there are to personalise them. You are so creative!
xoAmy

Kyla said...

Yet again, what a great tutorial! I think I need to pick up some clay soon...

ohkeeka said...

These turned out lovely--it's hard to believe they're made with clay!

The Coolidges said...

Oh i love this! I am sooo NOT a crafty person, but I feel like I could almost do something with this clay. Maybe i should buy some. You make the cutest things with it!

Chunny said...

I love it! =)


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swellmayde said...

so beautiful!! so creative!!

- aimee
swellMayde

MissLizz said...

I love love love this! I think i have all of these things so i'm going to try this some point over the weekend!

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louise robertson said...

i want one !!! love this idea :)

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