Whether you are Disney bounding as Minnie or just love the classic character, you can make Minnie Mouse jewelry with polymer clay. This DIY craft tutorial shows the steps to make a Minnie Mouse necklace, but you can adapt it to make earrings, a key chain, a purse charm or any other Minnie Mouse accessory you can dream up.
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This project is part of my Disney Princess Project, so don’t forget to check out my other Disney princess-inspired craft tutorials, videos and posts.
Here’s the tutorial video
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DIY Minnie Mouse Jewelry
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED
black polymer clay
red polymer clay
white polymer clay
pliers or jewelry making tools
translucent liquid polymer clay
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Condition your black clay and separate it into three pieces – one piece for Minnie’s head and two pieces for her ears. Roll out a ball for the head and slightly flatten it with your fingers to about a quarter of an inch thick. Then roll out two smaller balls for the ears and flatten and figure out where you want to place them on the head – but don’t attach them yet.
Before you attach the ears, you want to add an eye pin into the head.
Then arrange the ears on either side of the eye pin and smooth them together with your clay tools.
Bake according to the instructions on your clay package. Baking time and temperature will vary by clay brand and the size of your project.
Condition a small piece of red clay between your fingers and roll it into a small oval. Then cut it into three pieces; one small piece for the center of the bow and two larger pieces.
Then roll each red piece into three little balls.
Create a bow shape from the three circles and press the sides down very gently. Use a clay tool to connect the pieces and smooth the sides into the center of the bow.
With a dotting tool, create small indentations where you want the white dots on Minnie’s bow to go. I ended up with six on one side, six on the other side, and two in the middle.
Next it’s time to work with the white clay. Roll out a tiny bit of white into a thin snake and cut off a dozen or more small pieces. Roll tiny balls of white and place them into the impressions you made. Press them down with your dotting tool until you have Minnie Mouse’s bow complete.
Use liquid polymer clay to connect the unbaked bow to the baked Minnie head. Apply a small amount to the back of the bow and place it gently on the head where you want it. And then, take it back to the oven.
Bake according to the instructions on your clay package
Once the Minnie Mouse pendant has cooled completely, it’s time to add a protective coating of gloss glaze on your charm. Let the gloss coat dry completely before continuing.
When your gloss glaze has dried completely, use pliers to open your jump ring. Put the charm and the necklace chain on the ring before closing it again.
This is the time when you can decide what kind of Minnie Mouse jewelry you want to make. You can add this charm to a hair bow, or make a key chain, a purse charm, earrings or a necklace like I did.
Thanks for crafting with me. If you make Minnie Mouse jewelry or any other Disney-inspired craft leave me a comment and let me know, or tag a photo on Twitter or Instagram #craftymcfangirl. I’d love to see what you do!
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