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#DIY: Marbled Clay Ring Dish



I always see these dishes on Pintrest and instagram and I've always loved the look of them to hold my jewelry. Even though I have an organizer for my jewelry I love accessories so much that, quiet frankly It doesn't hold them all and it has so many drawers that I forget what I have half the time I forget what's in there. With my abundance of jewelry it's helpful to have a little bowls or two to store some extras. Thanks to google I found this awesome tutorial to create my own! and I'm here to teach you!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


White and colored oven baked clay

Small bowl Oven Safe Bowl 

Gold Paint and a small paint brush

Rolling pin or large jar

Large can or Jar to trace around 

Glaze to seal dish (optional)

HOW TO:

No 1. Roll each color of clay you want to use into a snake about 5" inches long. Making to larger sized rolls of white and a small roll of any other color. Don't worry about getting exact measurements just use your best judgment. You basically want the total amount of clay to roll out to about 6". 

Combine the smaller rolls in to one big roll and twist together

Roll the larger twist into a snake about twice the original length to combine the colors. Twist the opposite way after a few motions to give the colors more of a candy cane look.
Once it's twice the length fold the snake in half and twist the two ends together. Repeat the rolling, folding, twisting, and rolling process 2-3 times. 

Smoosh all the clay in to a ball. you want to see most of your colors on the surface of the ball, so pull the ball in half and resmoosh if you don't. 

Use a rolling pin or glass jar to roll out your marbled ball. The colors should begin to blend together and create a marbled pattern as you roll over it. Try rolling in different directions, from the edge, the center, etc. Roll it it's about 1/4 inch thick. 

Use a round item about 6" wide as a template and cut out your dish circle with and X-Acto knife of clay knife. 

Place your circle gently into a oven safe bowl that is a little smaller than your circle so it will sag a little in the center so it gives you a little more of a dish shape. Bake the bowl according to temperature on the clay package ( mine was 30 minutes at 275 degrees). Remove the bowl from he oven and allow the clay to cool before turning the larger bowl upside down and tapping lightly until the clay dish falls out. 

Once the clay is completely cool, use a small dish to paint the rim of the dish and allow the paint to dry. Seal the dish with a glaze if you desire. The glaze does NOT make the item food safe or water proof it just looks pretty ^_^





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