When starting working with Polymer Clay over 2 years ago now, I found attaching earrings back to my clay quite difficult.
I was keen to find a technique that not only looked neat but was also going to stand the test of time and provide brilliant quality earrings for my customers.
For me using glue isn't full-proof enough or neat enough. Using resin is a hassle (and messy) and I've seen people using a technique where they half bake the pieces and then drill a divot and use liquid clay to attach the post - but I find this time consuming and it can sometimes not look as neat as I would like.
I found that embedding my earring posts was the most secure and aesthetically pleasing way to work and I am really excited to share this tutorial with you.
In the video tutorial I cover two different techniques for embedding - the first is more obvious and the second is something I developed to enable me to see the front of the clay while embedding.
There are so many ways to attach earring backs, and everyone will find a different way works best for them.