Waffle Earrings

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By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Create cute waffle earrings or pendants for your favorite breakfast lover.

Bring out your fun breakfast loving side with these polymer clay waffle earrings. Learn how to make realistic clay waffles you can use as charms, necklaces or, embellishments (you could glue one to an adjustable ring).

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What you need:

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Mix up some scraps of clay and form it into a ball. Flatten your scrap clay using a roller or glass jar. My flattened clay was about 1/4 of an inch thick  and had a diameter of about 2 inches.

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Use a gift card to make indentations in a grid pattern. Bake clay as directed. I used Sculpey III which bakes at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4 inch thickness. I baked mine for 15 minutes. Let it cool. You now have a waffle texture mold you can use again and again.

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Prep your waffle mold by sprinkling a little corn starch onto the mold. give it a gentle tap to remove excess starch.

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Place a slightly flattened ball of clay on top of your mold. Use a clay roller or glass jar to flatten your clay to your desired thickness. Repeat this process so you have 2 waffles (or however many you wish to make) adding corn starch after each mold use.
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Shave some brown and dark yellow chalk/ charcoal with a hobby blade.

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Shade the tops of the waffle grids with your shaved chalk/ charcoal using a synthetic paintbrush. Insert eye pins (trim if too long) or head pins then pre bake your waffles for about 5 minutes. While you are waiting for them to cool, lower your oven temp to 265 accommodate for the Liquid Fimo baking temp.

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Mix Liquid Fimo and shaved brown chalk/ charcoal with a toothpick to use as maple syrup.

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Use a toothpick to apply the maple syrup. It is easiest to keep your waffles in your baking pan while adding syrup so you don’t make a mess moving them. For the butter, I cut out a thin square of yellow clay and placed it on top of the syrup. Your oven should now be pre-heated to 265. Bake for 20 minutes for the Liquid Fimo to cure completely. Failure to completely cure will result in your work staying tacky or sticky.

After letting your work cool, use needle nose pliers to attach a jump ring and earring finding to your waffle charms (if you used head pins trim and curl them before adding jump ring etc.).

Create cute waffle earrings or pendants for your favorite breakfast lover.

Enjoy! I hope you have fun wearing your new earrings.

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About Amy

Amy will be sharing with us polymer clay tutorials, tips, and techniques, as well as an occasional general craft project. She is always thinking of something new and fun to create. She loves painting, drawing, origami, and clay sculpting. Amy is a mother of 2 beautiful girls who lives in central IL. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, crafts (of course), reading, spending time outdoors, and watching 80's and Disney movies. Amy loves to live life colorfully. Her motto is "anyone can craft". She is excited to be able to share tips and tricks with her fellow crafters. Amy is always happy to receive comments and answer any questions regarding her blog posts. Check out more of Amy's jewelry and buy some for yourself at her Etsy shop, DangerousRainboCraft.

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