I like jewelry boxes, the ones that come with the key lock and have lovely styles. In my opinion, those usually guard great stories and memories for the fun party, wedding, or family reunion where I wore those. Sometimes it feels it’s a great opportunity to reminisce on those memories when I open the box and start looking. These past few days I have been thinking on a way to have easy access to the pieces of jewelry that I use often. Thinking on how to have readily accessible the earrings, necklace and rings that match a regular work day outfit. Of course, beautifully collected instead of all over the dresser. I thought of another opportunity for DIY crafts, and decided to use oven baked clay and make a beautiful abstract jewelry dish.
With that in mind, I am sharing the “how to” to make these simple abstract jewelry dishes. A great idea to gather your beautiful jewelry and bring a unique look to any dresser.
How to make an abstract marbled jewelry dish
First gather your materials:
- various clay colors that will match your style and décor
- clay sculpting tools
- roller or glass jar to roll the clay
- small brush
- paint of your favorite color for the rim
First cut out some of the clay, about 3/4 to one inch length and 1/2 inch thick of the clay. This will be enough for one abstract jewelry bowl.
The next step is to roll into strings, align the strings together and twist. Make the twist into a circle and roll out with the roller. To create a marbled look continue to mix the colors together with the hands until you get the color pattern you desire.
Then smooth out with your hand and with a roller or glass jar to about 1/4 inch thick. In order to bake them and keep the abstract form, place in a ramekin and shape the edges. The shaping of the edges is what gives that unique abstract look.
Place in the oven and once the recommended time in the oven has been reached, remove from oven and allow to cool. Usually the wrapping will give the specific temperature and time in the oven for the clay. This one I used asked for temperature of 275 degrees F and 15 minutes for each 1/4 inch.
Lastly, paint the rim with a color that will allow some contrast and maintain the abstract look.
Finish by placing your favorite jewelry and bringing that unique style to the dresser. I think these turned out very nice and were so easy to make.
The abstract look brings some resemblance to coral, especially the red, brown and white one.
I love the abstract look and how beautiful the jewelry looks in them.