There are many interesting ideas for sculpting polymer clay charms. Our site “Polymer Clay Ideas” was created specifically to collect the maximum number of ideas in one resource, and most importantly, you will see plenty of free photo and video lessons on polymer clay modeling. There is a variety of different techniques that are used in sculpting jewelry, all the techniques we have collected on a particular page: Polymer clay jewelry.
The brooch is molded in the same way as the pendant, the only difference is in the accessories on which the figurine made of polymer clay is attached. For this reason, brooches will be placed on this page of our website together with pendants.
All the jewelry, including charms, is molded from high-quality baked polymer clay, since after baking it is very strong and waterproof, strength is necessary here, since the elements are very small and usually thin.
On the same page you will see several tutorial on polymer clay, how to fix any item or figure to special jewelry accessories, and a lot of photos of finished works. Since most often, a polymer clay charm is all kinds of miniature figurines of cute animals, flowers or compositions of mini flowers, berries, donuts, sweets, chocolates, cookies and other sweets.
Polymer clay charms made in the form of miniature animal figurines look especially cute. Detailed lessons on sculpting figurines are collected on our separate page: Polymer clay figurines. This is a page with very detailed lessons on sculpting figurines, any figure can be made miniature and it will serve as a cute charm.
Polymer clay charms. Tutorial on polymer clay
To do this, at the final stage before baking, it will be necessary to insert a bijouterie pin or any other accessories, on which later you can attach our figure – a charm to a chain or cord. Also, if the figurine is miniature, and is mainly suitable only for a charm, the sculpting technique is very different from the full-size version. A detailed modeling lesson will be shown on this page. Or on the page for sculpting polymer clay earrings: Polymer clay earring. There, the technique can be very different from the standard, but can intersect with the technique of molding charms.
Polymer clay brooch “Cute Owl”. A photo tutorial on modeling.
1. Roll out white polymer clay, about 2 mm (0.08 inches) thick. Cut a circle. Make two indentations for the Owl’s eyes using the stack with a ball. Insert glass eyes.
2. Roll a thin sausage out of the clay of the same color. Cut into equal parts. Roll a small drop from each part, and press down with a stack with a needle, as shown in the photo.
3-4. Using a stack with a needle, attach the droplets in a circle – these will be feathers. Press down well so that the feathers hold well.
5. Roll a small drop of black polymer clay and attach it to the center – this will be the beak. Before attaching the beak to the place of attachment, it is necessary to drop a droplet of Fimo gel, so the beak will hold well, it will not have to be pressed down too much.
6. Take silver acrylic paint, touch up the edges of the feathers. Pre-bake the brooch.
7. Take Fimo gel and drip a very large drop, attach the brooch accessories. Place on the main bake.
8. Here we have such a cute brooch.
Polymer clay charms ‘Chocolate Cookies’, tutorial on polymer clay
Here is one great example of how we sculpted multi-layer chocolate cookies; a detailed lesson is on the polymer clay food modeling page: Polymer clay food.
If before baking, as shown on photo 1, we insert the bijouterie pin. Then bake our cookies, according to the instructions, photo 2.
Photo 3-7. Using pliers, as is shown in great detail on the photographs, attach the ring, and with this ring attach the charm to a special bijouterie cord with a fastener, which is very convenient to put on and wear.
Photo 8. We get such a polymer clay charm on a cord. You can use a chain instead of a bijouterie cord.
Polymer clay charms ‘Strawberry’, tutorial on polymer clay
The tutorial on sculpting earrings in the form of strawberries is published on the page of our website Polymer clay earrings. It shows in detail how to model a strawberry. Here on the photo below you will see how to attach such a pendant to a jewelry lace.
The Brooch “Goldfish” made of polymer clay. Video tutorial on polymer clay
You can use this cute goldfish as a brooch, and if you attach another kind of accessories in the form of a ring, then it can be used as a pendant.
1 We take polymer clay of a suitable color. We sculpt a figurine in the form of a goldfish from baked polymer clay, the whole process is shown in detail, just below in the video tutorial.
2 Then we attach to the suitable accessories and bake according to the instructions for polymer clay.
3 Everything is ready! We’ve got such a cute brooch in the shape of a goldfish.
Detailed lesson on sculpting you can see in the video format:
Jewelry set: pendant, bracelet, earrings made of mini polymer clay cookies. Polymer clay video tutorial
Here’s another great idea for how you can use miniature cookies. You can make such a cute pendant, bracelet, earrings from them. Cookies are sculpted with mold. A bijouterie pin is inserted into each polymer clay cookie. Then it is baked according to the instructions. After that, it gathers on a cord or chain.
Detailed video tutorial: