I have to warn you, this may not be a good idea if you’re trying to get off pizza. I had to move mine from my desk because it was making me want to order pizza more times than necessary. However, if you want to scream your love of pizza like, all the time, these dishes are for you. They can hold anything: rings, pins, hairpins, coins, keys, and other knickknacks. And they’re fun to look at. Of course.
What you need:
- air dry clay
- rolling-pin or bottle
- acrylic paint in tan, yellow, red
DIY pizza slice jewelry dish
Start by rolling a piece of clay a little larger than you want to make your dish. It should be 4-5 mm thick, similar to a real pizza slice. Cut two sides of a triangle as shown in the photo instructions, using the natural curve of the rolled clay as the third side. Fold this side over, towards the pointy side, to form a crust. Repeat these steps to make as many slices as you want.
Make a few balls using the leftover clay. Flatten with your hand to form circles. These will be the tomato (or pepperoni) slices. Cut some of the circles in half, without being very exact. Press each one to the slice, arranging the half circles at the sides, as if they were cut from a whole pizza. Let dry for as much as necessary, depending on the clay you use (can be up to 24 hours).
When the clay is dry, move on to painting. Use a tan color to paint all over the slice, back and front. Let dry and apply a second or third layer if necessary. Next, paint the tomato slices red, let dry. Again, apply as many layers of paint as necessary. Finally, paint the cheese using yellow paint. You can let it “drip” on the sides. Use a thin paintbrush to go around the tomato slices. Allow to dry and you’re done! Unless you want to add other toppings, in which case, I totally understand.
Tip: You can also choose to paint the tomatoes and then glue them to the painted pizza slices.
…and another tip: To make my slices slightly curved, like freshly ripped from a pizza box, I let them dry with the tip on a bottle.