Sunset Ombre Earrings Tutorial

Sunset Ombre Earrings Tutorial

This earring project uses Kato PolyClay™ to create a pretty ombre effect that's easy to add to ear wires.

Created by: Tiffany White


Designer Tips

  • Using a craft blade, cut each of 3 colors of polymer clay into small pieces. Keep each color of cut up pieces in separate piles.
  • Now, rearrange your pieces into 7 piles that include the following: all red, mostly red with some orange, mostly orange with some red, all orange, mostly orange with some yellow, mostly yellow with some orange, all yellow.
  • Blend the first pile with your hands, until you get a smooth consistent color. Warm hands are a great asset for this step!
  • A great way to hand blend colors is to roll the two colors between your hands until you form a "snake". Fold the snake in half and continue to roll the clay into another snake. Repeat this process until you have a smooth, blended color.
  • Repeat this blending process with each separate pile of cut up clay until you have 7 distinct colors of clay.
  • Roll each finished color into a 1 inch cylinder, then flatten it with a rolling pin or jumbo magic marker. Roll them about 1/4 inch thick.
  • After you've flattened all the colors, stack them like a rainbow. Now you've got an ombre cane.
  • Cut a thin slice of the cane and lay the bezel on top of the slice. Using your knife, trim the clay to the shape of the bezel.
  • Press your sliced polymer clay cane into one of the bezels, making sure it fills the entire bezel.
  • Using your craft blade, trim the excess clay that sticks up above the surface of the bezel. Only a thin slice of clay will remain in the bezel cup.
  • Repeat the last 3 steps with your second jewelry bezel.
  • Bake the polymer clay focals on a sheet pan for 10-15 minutes at 275 degrees F.
  • Your baked focals are now finished! They will naturally have a matte finish. Optional: If you want to make them shiny, add a thin coat of spray sealer.
  • Attach a pendant to each earring hook with a 10mm jump ring and you're done!
  • To make a matching necklace, use the same polymer clay cane you already made for this necklace! See our Sunset Ombre Necklace Tutorial for more information.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 4oz combo pack #84-710-41 Kato Polyclay™ - Color Set, Warm
  • 1 dozen [use 2] #46-920-138-3 Silver Plated Bezel Cup, Rectangle, 38x27mm, 1 Loop
  • 1 gross [use 2 ear wires] #34-362-3 Silver Plated Ear Wire, French Hook, Plain
  • 1 oz [use 2 jump rings] #37-178-3 Silver Plated Jump Ring, Round, 10mm


  • #84-385-2 Craft Blades by Kemper (Pack of 2)
  • #69-271-03 EURO TOOL Glitter Chain-Nose Pliers
  • Baking pan and oven.
Jul 31st 2021 Tiffany White

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