These little dishes (although you could use the same method to create larger ones) are perfect for jewellery on a bedside table; great for yourself, a handmade gift or as a thoughtful touch in your guest bedroom.
All you need is:
A chopstick, rubber stamp or something textured if you wish
Start by warming the clay in your hands to create a ball. For the marble effect I added small chunks of the grey into the white.
Roll it with a rolling pin (to around 1/4 inch thickness).
The next bit is a little fiddly but the great thing about this clay is that if you need to you can simply start again and re-mould it.
Take a bowl in the size you want your dish to be (I used a mug and a votive candle holder) and place it upside down on top of the clay, then using a sharp knife or scalpel cut the shape.
For the plain white dish I used a plastic chop stick to make little dots but you could use anything textured to personalise it. I used a rubber stamp to add a pattern to the heart hangerfor example.
Using your thumb, make dents around the edge then lift up and mould to create the flower-like effect.
For the smooth-edged dish I placed it inside a bowl to create the shape.
Place on a baking tray in an oven at 130 degrees celsius for around 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness of your clay.
Once cool, they’re ready to use or gift-wrap. It’s as simple as that!
Wouldn’t your loved one be over the moon if you handmade them a dish and then gave it to them with a piece of jewellery inside? The perfect gift and so thoughtful too.
Until next time,
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