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Learn how to make your own jewelry dish from polymer clay and fresh flowers.

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  • How to make a clay bowl. Handmade Pressed Flower Jewelry Dish - Step 1
    Step 1

    I went out to Hobby Lobby and purchased some clay and a plastic kit with a roller and cutter.

    Learn how to make your own jewelry dish from polymer clay and fresh flowers.

    I went outside to pick a few flowers, rinsed them well and let them air dry.

    In the meantime I went to work on the clay. I don't have a special tool to condition the clay for rolling so I sat in front of the TV and used my hands to knead it until it was soft and pliable. This was the hardest part and took me about 20 minutes.

  • How to make a clay bowl. Handmade Pressed Flower Jewelry Dish - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next I rolled out the clay on some parchment paper until it was about 1/4 inch thick. Then I placed some of the flowers on and rolled it gently into the clay to make an impression. I gently removed the plant material and used a pin to lift out any stragglers.

    Next I used a plastic round container to trace out a circle and cut it out.

  • How to make a clay bowl. Handmade Pressed Flower Jewelry Dish - Step 3
    Step 3

    I placed the clay into a small oven proof bowl that I bought at the dollar store. I had read somewhere that you shouldn't use your regular utensils or dinnerware when working with polymer clay.

    The directions on the particular clay I bought said you needed to bake it at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes. While I was waiting I went to work on conditional a second piece of clay.

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