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Friday, October 8, 2021

Clay Cauldron Earrings

Double, double toil and trouble! Make a pair of clay cauldron earrings full of bubbles!

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

One simple way to add some extra flair to your Halloween ensemble is with jewelry! These tiny, bubbling cauldron earrings are easy to make using polymer clay, and are sure to add a little extra magic this Halloween. Even if you are new to working with clay, this is a pretty simple project and can be customized to fit your personal style. I hope you love this project as much as I do!


Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Start with a bar of Sculpey Graphite Pearl clay. Take about 1/4 of the bar, and split it into two pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Place the clay balls on a smooth surface, and gently tap them down to get one flat side. The rest of the clay ball should be rounded.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Grab a little bit of clay and roll 8 small balls to make feet for the cauldrons. Turn the larger balls over so that the flat side is down, and then place the four feet onto the tops of each ball. Set the cauldron pieces aside while you work on the next steps.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Take about 1/8 - 1/4 bar of Sculpey Translucent clay. Knead it well, and then roll it into a ball. You will also need a small ball of your favorite green clay - I used some Sculpey Bright Green Pearl.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Flatten the translucent ball of clay and place the green clay in the center. Next, grab some fine green glitter - any shade will work. In fact, I used these three glitters for my cauldrons: a lucky green, neon green, and grass green.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Sprinkle a little bit of each glitter in the center of the clay. Fold the clay over and knead the green clay and the green glitter into the clay. Press the clay flat again, and add a little more glitter. Knead again until the clay mixture is combined, which will be light green in color with a lot of visible glitter.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Break off a small piece of the green clay and shape it into a pancake that is the same width as the flat top of the cauldron. Place the circles on top of the cauldrons and gently press the clays together.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Roll out two thin "snakes" of the Graphite Pearl clay

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Wrap the clay around the top of the cauldron and the edge of the green circles. Gently press the clay into place and smooth the seams with a clay tool.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Grab some more of the green clay and roll a bunch of small balls in varying sizes to create the cauldron bubbles. To help the bubbles stay in place, paint a light coat of clear Liquid Sculpey on top of the green layer of the cauldron.

Liquid Sculpey is similar to regular Sculpey clay in that it needs to be baked to harden. The only difference is that it's, well, a liquid! For this project, I am using it as an adhesive to keep the bubbles in place.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Carefully place the bubbles on top of the cauldron. The Liquid Sculpey is a little tacky, so it will keep everything in place. Once all of the bubbles are in place, I sprinkled a little extra glitter on top for extra sparkle.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Push a jewelry eye pin through the center of the cauldron, but be careful to not press it all the way through the bottom.

Place the cauldrons onto a baking sheet lined with foil and bake the clay charms according to package directions. Let the pieces cool completely before handling.

Even though the eye pins were baked into the project, they can still be pulled back out. To keep it from slipping, carefully pull the eye pin out after backing and add a little bit of strong adhesive to the end. Place the pin back into the hole in the charm, and it should be good to go once the glue dries!

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

To give the potion some extra magical shine, I mixed paint a little bit of Sculpey Gloss Glaze and the same green glitters in a small mixing cup. Apply a thin coat over the green clay with a small paint brush and let it dry completely (it does not need to be baked). If you'd like, you can also paint a light coat of Sculpey Satin Glaze over the cauldrons.

Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

Use jewelry pliers to attach earring hooks to the eye pins to complete the earrings. I just love these little clay cauldron charms and think they will be so fun to make as gifts for friends, teachers, and family to wear during this Halloween season. I would love to see if you make some for yourself using this tutorial. Leave me a comment, or tag a photo on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! #AFMcrafts 


I'm excited to share this project as part of Team Creative Crafts: Halloween Crafts Edition!
I love collaborating with other creative bloggers and sharing ideas!

Team Creative Crafts: Halloween Crafts Edition

Check out all of the other Halloween crafts made for this Team Creative Crafts collaboration by clicking through the links below. I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites!

1. Paint Chip Jack-O-Lanterns - Me & My Inklings
2. DIY Recycled Pumpkin Crayons - Little Dove
3. Trick or Treat Sign - Poofy Cheeks
4. Halloween Bookmarks - Smiling Colors
6. Cute Jack-O-Lantern Decor - Ginger Snap Crafts
8. Mermaid Costume - Doodlecraft
9. Clay Cauldron Earrings - Artsy-Fartsy Mama
10. Jack Skellington Cupcake Toppers - Polka Dotted Blue Jay
12. Free Printable Halloween Bingo - Sunshine and Munchkins
13. Pumpkin Halloween Sign - Laura's Crafty Life
14. Glow in the Dark Halloween Hoop Wreath - Crafting Cheerfully
15. Halloween Reverse Canvases - 5 Little Monsters

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Polymer Clay Halloween Cauldron Earrings

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  1. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing! Fall is my favorite time of year! Mostly, because it means summer is over. Lol. I hate being hot.

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  2. LOVE these earrings, Lindsay! You are so talented and creative!

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