What are Earring Backs nd French Hooks?
Earring backs are small metal or plastic pieces that fit in the earrings hole and hold the earring in place. French hooks are a type of earring back, often made out of metal with a clawlike design. They are designed to stay put even when the earrings are pulled out, making them ideal for use with polymer clay.
How to Attach an Earring Hook/Backs to Polymer clay
If you’re like me, you might have a million earring hooks and backs lying around your polymer clay studio. I’m always looking for ways to streamline my work process, so I was excited to try out this tutorial by Aurélie.
1. Cut a small piece of polymer clay that will fit snugly over the end of your earring hook or back.
2. Take the polymer clay piece and place it over the end of the earring hook or back. Make sure that the top of the polymer clay piece is flush with the top of the earring hook or back. If needed, use a bit of sandpaper to rough up the surface of the polymer clay so that it¿s more comfortable to hold.
3. Gently press down on the polymer clay piece so that it adheres to the hook or back. Be careful not to touch the metal part of your earring hook or back!
4. Trim off any excess polymer clay, leaving a neat little finish on both sides of your earring hook or back. Ta-da! You now have a custom-made earring hook or back that you can use in any project!
How to Attach a French Hook to a Clay Model
If you’re like most clay artists, you probably have a few pairs of earrings that you’ve been meaning to make into sculptural pieces. But the problem is, attaching earring backs or french hooks to polymer clay can be a bit of a pain. Well, not any more! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to attach a french hook to polymer clay in just a few easy steps.
Tips and tricks
If you’re looking for a way to attach earring backs or french hooks to polymer clay, there are a few options available. One option is to use a couple of dots of adhesive and adhere the back or hook to the clay. Another option is to use a small amount of clay modeling spray and paint the back or hook with a light coat. Once the paint has dried, you can attach the back or hook with a gentle touch.
If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your polymer clay creations, and don’t want to use a metal earring back or French hook, try this simple tutorial. All you need is some polymer clay, a pair of scissors, and a little bit of patience!