Salt Dough Jewelry – Improvements In Technique

salt dough jewelry

Salt dough jewelry is really easy to make, as you saw in my last YouTube project and in my last blog post.

If you want to go straight to my latest YouTube video tutorial, please click here.

As promised, I have made some improvements to the technique.

I am a complete newbie when it comes to salt dough, so I did share my mistakes with you in the last video and in this new project, I am sharing with you what I learned from my mistakes and how I used them to improve on the results I got last time.

Having said that, I quite liked the red and gold pieces I made last time - but there were aspects of the whole project I didn't like.

salt dough jewelry

What was the main problem with the salt dough jewelry I made last time?

Well, I didn't like the thickness of some of the pieces. I rolled out the dough for the salt dough jewelry way too thick, so some of the pendant bases came out much too chunky for my liking.

There was no consistency in the way I rolled the dough out so some pendant bases were thicker than others. The ones you see above were very thick and chunky, so I didn't use them.

Also, I baked them badly so some of them puffed up completely and some got burnt or curled up.

In my new video, I show me making the salt dough pendant recipe and how to bake them so they come out flat and hard when they are done.

So how did I manage to get all my salt dough jewelry bases rolled out to the same thickness this time?

Well I bought myself a rolling pin that's meant for rolling out cake icing. It's got rubber rings on either end and the rings keep the thickness consistent.

I have put some of these rolling pins in my Amazon shops in case you can't get one near where you live. But most stores that sell cake making stuff would have them.

https://www.amazon.com/shop/rainbowlane

https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/rainbowlane

You can find lots of craft supplies in both my Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk online stores.

Fancy having a go at salt dough jewelry?

Watch my video if you need some guidance and then have a go - the most fun part is creating texture and choosing colours and embellishments for your pendants.

I show you how to do all that and give you some ideas to begin with - then you can start designing your own salt dough jewelry - have fun and see you in the next project!

 

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