What Even IS Polymer Clay? – Hooked On You Australia

What Even IS Polymer Clay?

So you’ve bought your first pair of polymer clay earrings or maybe received them as a quirky gift and you want to make sure you care for them properly.

How are they different from regular metal earrings and how should you care for them?

What are Polymer Clay earrings?

Polymer clay is a type of non-toxic, PVC-based modelling clay. A popular choice for many creatives when making jewellery, charms, and figurines, it has many adaptable features that allow for an extent of diversity in many different designs. 

Materials such as bendable plasticisers and vibrant colouring agents work together to create a pliable, vivid material extremely ideal for creating earrings of all styles, from studs to clip-on earrings.  This clay stays soft while creating with it, so it’s much easier to manage as a sculpting material and doesn’t dry out so you can store the extra and use it several days later.

Because of the versatility of polymer clay, it can be used to create a plethora of different types of jewellery. Featuring cute earrings ranging in design from tacos to bees, Hooked On You hand makes earrings perfect for anyone to show off! With small, colourful detailing, these little gems can make a wonderful gift for a family member or friend.   

How to properly care for polymer clay jewellery 

Though polymer clay is durable, with improper use or care, it can break and become worn and damaged over time.

caring for polymer clay


Here are a few basic tips for everyday wear that can extend the lifespan of your earrings: 

  • Avoid wetting polymer clay earrings. This material is extremely porous, so even the smallest amount of liquid can damage them. Keep perfumes and chemicals away from your precious pieces. And as much as you may want to show off your new quirky earrings at the pool, it would be a good idea to keep the clay jewellery at home when submerged in water, including showering.  
  • In the case that your earrings do become dirty, take a damp cloth and gently clean them. If you need a stronger cleaner, dip a cotton swab in a small amount of rubbing alcohol and wipe them with care. DO NOT do this if the clay jewellery is varnished or hand-painted.   
  • When not wearing them, store polymer clay jewellery in a cool, dark area to preserve the quality and colour. They will last longer this way!

Polymer clay earrings are such a fun way to spice up an outfit! Versatile and colourful, they come in a variety of adorable designs at Hooked On You. We want the joy of your cute pieces to last as long as possible, so taking special care of your jewellery will ensure that happens. 

Keep them away from water and stored in a dark place when not wearing them to keep the colours of your pieces as vivid and bright as the day you bought them! Avoid cleaning them unless absolutely necessary and even then, do so with care.  

Whether purchasing for a friend as a novelty gift or a mother’s day gift or even a sweet gift for children, clay earrings make a delightful present for almost anyone!

Visit our shop today to browse dozens of designs you’ll be sure to love!   

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