Jewelry is an amazing and creative way to express yourself however you please. The downside is that storing all of your beautiful pieces can be frustrating. They can easily get tangled, lost, or broken if you don't have a good storage solution set up. Thankfully, these clay dishes are the perfect, and cutest, way to store all of your jewelry!
To make this adorable DIY you'll only need a few items that can easily be found at a local craft store. You will need white, black, and colored oven bake clay. Only a few ounces of colored and black clay will be needed, and the standard 1.75-pound package of white clay is plenty to make a few dishes. As far as equipment goes, grab a plastic clay knife, a small oven-safe bowl or ramekin, and a rolling pin to lay out the clay. For those who don't have a rolling pin, a large jar will work. A small paint brush and gold liquid gliding are used for the finish, and finally, you need either a large can (or the aforementioned jar) to trace around.
It's so easy! Roll each color of clay that you have chosen for your dish into 5 inch long ropes. Do the same with the white clay and twist all of the rolls together. You'll want enough to flatten out to a 6-inch large circle.
Once the colors are all twisted to together, roll them all on a flat surface into a long snake. The colors will look kind of like a candy cane. Once it's about twice the length of its starting size, fold it in half and start the rolling process again.
Now, smash the clay into a ball. Most of the colors should be on the surface, but if you don't get your desired look on the first try, just try again! Once you have your circle down, grab the rolling pin, or jar, and use to flatten the bowl into a circle. Roll out evenly from different directions making as perfect a circle as possible. It should be 1/4 inch thick.
Using a round item (something about 6 inches in diameter), trace a circle and cut it out of the clay. Place the circle into the ramekin or small bowl, so it can sag in the center. Bake the piece according to the clay directions. Once it's done, remove it from the oven carefully. Let it cool completely before turning over the larger bowl and gently tapping it until your brand new jewelry dish releases. Now you'll paint the rim of your dish gold for a finished, professional look.
A Beautiful Mess shared this DIY and we couldn't be more thankful for their creativity!
We think that these dishes are super adorable. Do you plan on making one? Or a bunch? Let us know in the comments!