It currently feels like -22 degrees (F) outside, so what better way to spend the day than to make some crafts that are not only beautiful, but useful!
I just love art, and one of my hobbies is finding new ways to express my creative side. Among my favorite recent classes are learning how to oil paint, play the piano and violin, and cook French food.
However, it shouldn’t cost a lot of money to be creative, which is why I think this project is perfect.
Last summer, my sister and I were brainstorming potential bridal shower gifts, but in the end, we decided we wanted to make the gifts ourselves. This would be so much more meaningful than just buying gifts online.
On one fortuitous Google search, I found instructions for making marbled jewelry dishes. They looked so pretty, and each one would look completely different from one another.
I won’t include any instructions here describing how to make these marbled jewelry dishes since the website linked above already has an excellent tutorial and video, but I will provide some helpful tips at the end of this post that I learned after making these plates.
It took some trial and error to get the plates to look right, but in the end, they turned out beautifully!
Practice makes perfect, and this photo showing our process for creating the initial plate shows just how far we still had to go!
What’s wrong in the picture above? Well, the marbling effect wasn’t quite right, and we rolled out the clay too thin.
When baking the dishes, try to find a glass dish wide enough that the clay can sink into a bit: