Looking for a bold yet pretty gift for your bestie? Or a custom lifestyle product that will make your brand stand out? These custom geometric jewelry trinket dishes are your answer. Easy to customize and make.
You Will Need...
- Air Dry Clay
- Acrylic Paint (similar)
- Metallic Paint (I used pearl metallic bronze shade)
- Enamel (Glossy Clear)
- Plastic alphabets
- Rolling pin (belan in hindi)
- Large Bowl
- Metal scale
Step by Step Instructions
Using a clear plastic as base roll out the air dry clay. You could make the clay layer anywhere between 3 mm to 4 mm. If the layer is too thin it will tend to break easily and if it is thicker it will be harder to mold into shape. The magenta dish is 5 mm and that’s why you can see a bit of uneven molding, whereas the pink dish is 3.5 mm and has molded beautifully. The white dish is less than 3 mm and even though it has survived over a month of use, it does seem fragile. Also turn between the two sides while rolling out the clay to give both sides a even surface.
Please read the instructions on the air dry clay packet very carefully. The air clay I used needed to be sealed properly between uses to retain it’s moisture (the same was also written on the packing of the clay).
Next, place the plastic alphabets in the order you want. At this stage just lightly place it on the clay layer so that there are no impressions left. Once you are satisfied the placement- press them in.
When completely dry rub of the edges of the geometric jewelry dish with the sandpaper to smooth out the edges. Even at this stage I found the 3.5 mm pink jewelry dish to be easiest to handle as compared to the thinner white and thicker magenta jewelry dish.
Photos for all the steps available on the blog: AKI 1 a.m.