Tips and Tricks for Using Our New Creative Tool for Making Huggie Earrings

Tips and Tricks for Using Our New Creative Tool for Making Huggie Earrings

We're excited to introduce our new creative tool, designed to help you create beautiful huggie or loop earrings with ease. Here's everything you need to know to get the best results from your new tool.

Base for Huggies Toolkit

Tool Overview

This tool were developed to get the best pleasure from making huggie-earrings with polymer or metal clay. And when you receive your tool, you'll notice that the surface has a slightly fibrous texture.

Base with Earrings for Huggies Toolkit

This texture can sometimes cause the clay hardly to stick to the baking tool surface. So while baking the sides of earrings can stick off the tube and they will not get needed curved shape you want.

Earrings created with Base Huggies Toolkit

But don't worry, we've got a few solutions to help you achieve a smooth surface for the best result.

Tips for Preventing Clay Unsticking

Option 1: Sanding and Buffing

  1. Use 400 and 800 grit sandpaper to sand the tool surface.
    Sandpaper
  2. Slightly buff it with a hand rotary tool and a felt/wool buffer. This process will smooth the surface, making it easier for the clay to adhere properly. If your clay is slightly sticky, this method will work also perfectly.
    Hand rotary tool - sample 1 Hand rotary tool - sample 2

Option 2: UV Resin Coating

  1. Apply a single layer of UV resin to the rounded part of the tool.
    UV Resin Example Base covered with UV resin
  2. Sand the resin-coated surface with 600-800 grit sandpaper. Although the UV resin will initially create a glossy surface, which raw clay might stick to too hard (you really don’t want that), a quick sanding will turn the surface matte and smooth, perfect for your earring projects.
    Result of UV resin usage of Base
    Base with Earring (2) Base with Earring (3)

Also, you can watch the tutorial "How to Customize your Huggie Earrings Baking Tool"

Hope these instructions help you get the best results in creating your unique huggie earring designs. Happy crafting!

Earrings created by Ludmila

Feel free to let me know if you need any further adjustments!

With best wishes,
Ludmila Bakulina

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