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Your sweet tooth satisfied in style
This is a tutorial for stud earrings looking like the french cookies, macarons. They are made of polymer clay and you don't need any special tools to make them.

Posted by Mona S. from Umeå, Västerbotten County, Sweden • Published See Mona S.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    The materials you need are two different colours of polymer clay, one for the macaron cookies and one for the filling. You need a toothpick, some superglue, some sort of blade or knife, and earring posts.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by rolling two small balls out of one of the colours of polymer clay. Press down an the balls creating two discs. This will become one of the macaron cookies.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the discs on top of each other and press them together slightly.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    With the toothpick distress the sides of the lower disc mimicking the feet of macarons.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat steps 2-4 again so you have two macaron cookies made up of a total of four discs.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll a small ball out of the other colour of polymer clay. Press down on it creating a thin disc (thinner than previously).

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should now have two macaron cookies and one disc of the lighter colour for the filling.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Press the three layers together making sure that the "feet" of the macarons (the distressed part) are toward the middle.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    With the blade cut the macaron in two.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 10
    Step 10

    You should now have two halves of a complete macaron. Bake the polymer clay macaron halves according to the polymer clay packaging. This differs between different brands of polymer clay, so make sure to read on the packaging.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 11
    Step 11

    Use superglue to glue the earring posts to the back of the macaron halves.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Macaron Earrings - Step 12
    Step 12

    Enjoy your macaron earrings!

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