If you were to look at the top of my dresser right now, you'd notice that it's cluttered with jewelry and perfume bottles. My saving grace are these amazing lucite bracelet stands and a fab vintage necklace display, but I have nothing for my earrings and rings. They are just....everywhere. I keep trying to look for an earring tree that doesn't look like it belongs to a fourteen-year old girl, but I'm starting to think something like that just doesn't exist.
Imagine my surprise when I was trolling around my usual blogs today and found the perfect DIY solution from Honestly...WTF. I have a weakness for those decorative little ceramic bowls and her step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own faux porcelain dish is something that I need to do immediately.
What You'll Need:
- one small and one medium ovenproof bowls
- a baking sheet or wax paper
- a paper lace doily
- a rolling pin
- 2 ounces of polymer clay
- nail file
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Even though most polymer clay is non-toxic, all the surface and tools that comes in contact with the clay should be strictly used for crafts and not reused with food. The first step is to condition the clay. Knead the clay in between your fingers, until it becomes softer and more pliable. Then, start rolling out the clay on a baking sheet or wax paper.
The clay should be rolled out to a thickness of 1/4". Place a paper or fabric lace doily over the clay and make an imprint with the rolling pin. Gently peel the lace doily away from the clay.
Turn a small bowl over and place it over the clay. Using a knife, trim away any excess clay from the perimeter.
Carefully lay the clay circular piece into a larger and shallow bowl. Place the bowl onto the middle rack of the oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Allow the bowl to cool completely before removing the clay dish. Use a nail file to smooth out the edges. It looks adorable all white, but you could definitely paint it shiny gold or silver.
Images courtesy of Honestly...WTF.