https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/handmade-pressed-flower-jewelry-dish • Posted by gardenmatter
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.
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.
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.