How to Make Your Own Cabochons

I got obsessed with cabochons a year or two ago and bought a whole bunch off of etsy—and then discovered that you could make your own!  I ordered the supplies over a year ago (the story of my life) but every afternoon I have been trying to come up with a project to do with the kids and found this one.  Aaron wasn’t too interested (and decided to do legos instead) but Hannah and I had fun.

If you want to make your own cabochons you will need….

Both the Premo Sculpey and the Sculpey glaze I ordered through Amazon.  And the chrysanthemum molds I ordered through Mold Muse (I had to go back and look on my Etsy history) but they have tons of cute molds!

And here’s how you make them:

18 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Cabochons

  1. I am a new follower (via Cottage Mama) and love to check in for some humor (love the way you write) as a break from my Etsy work/fun. SO…these little cabochons are really cute–seriously! But what do I do with them? Suggestions? My girls would enjoy making these but what do I tell them you do with them?

  2. I’ve heard of making those but hadn’t ever seen a tutorial on it, it looks really fun& i want to try it! thanks!

  3. How easily do they break? I know that the ones I buy are made of resin (plastic). Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  4. How cute are these? So easy to make too. Do you put the glaze on them right after they come out of the oven, or do you let them cool first? also, do they break very easily? I have never worked with clay before. Thanks for the tute and the answers. I have a few ideas on where I might use them, but what do you, yourself use them for? Thanks again!
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  5. Thank you for posting this! I keep telling my readers how easy this is to do, but this is one of the best explained tutorials I’ve seen. One thing I must add, once polymer clay touches any surface, you can not put food on it again – pasta machine, cookie tray (you lines yours – thanks for the tip :)), knives, plates, etc… I even have a cheap designated toaster oven I use to bake polymer clay in.

  6. Here is another tip on the clay. Before you take it out of the package put it in your back pocket,or under your shirt/ blouse to where it’s against your skin. And do something around the house with them there for about 15 minutes or so and your body heat will help soften the clay a little bit. It will still be hard but not as bad. I do this as i am getting my supplies together or just finishing up chores around the house before I start playing with my clay.

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