|Quilled Clay 4 Leaf Clover Earrings by Cindi McGee|
’Tis the season for wearing GREEN! St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and these “lucky four leaf clover” earrings will be a cute accent to any green outfit. March is Youth Art Month and this technique is easy and could be recreated in any size by any age. The effect is similar to paper quilling.
Makin’s Clay® - Green 60g
- Ultimate Clay Machine®
- Cutting Mat
- Professional Clay Tools
Gold earring wires, large jump rings, eye pins, accent beads
Roll green clay in Ultimate Clay Machine® on setting #1, then #2, and end on #3.
Use guidelines on cutting mat to measure over one half of square on cutting mat (dot in center), place ruler on rolled clay and use cutting wheel to cut strips from clay.
Begin coiling strips of clay tightly, on oppostie ends of first strip. End about 1/2” from center of strip, then fold in half to create stem and bottom leaves of shamrock.
Roll two additional coils the same size as the bottom leaves.
Roll a small ball of clay and flatten slightly, place 3 sections of shamrock onto clay and press gently to adhere.
Let dry 24 hours.
Add large jump ring to each clover, then add gold accent bead to eye pin and attach to earring wires.