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DIY Clay Ring Dish

Mar 10, 2015

by Sarah Goldschadt

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For the first time in my adult life, I finally have the need for a ring dish. In addition to getting engaged and recently married, I’ve also started to collect rings from craft fairs and a local shop in my neighborhood. To house my growing collection of golden wares, I used polymer clay to create an affordable ring dish. This design is not only super easy to make, but it also uses a fun (and surprisingly sophisticated-looking) ingredient from the kitchen: pepper!

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You will need:
Oven-bake clay
Rolling pin
2.5″ circle cookie cutter
Small glass bowl
Parchment paper
Paint brush
A handful of pepper (to add a little more bling, try using glitter!)
Golden Polymer Varnish with UVLS (Gloss)

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1. Prep and cut the clay. Preheat the oven to 275˚F, or recommended temperature from your clay package directions. Take a small chunk of clay and knead it in your hands until its soft and smooth. Next, form a ball shape. Using a rolling pin, roll the clay smooth and flat until it’s about 1/8” thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut a circle shape out.

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2. Add pepper. Grind pepper over both sides of the circle until desired coverage is achieved. Gently pat surface to ensure the pepper stays.

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3. Add shape and bake. Place the clay on the bottom of your glass bowl to form a bowl shape. Bake the bowl and clay for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dish as it bakes to make sure it doesn’t discolor or burn. Remove from the oven and let cool.

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4. Add glaze. Place bowl on parchment paper and paint with varnish and let dry. Repeat 2-4 times for the desired gloss effect.

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 All photographs by Sarah Goldschadt.

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