2021’s Spring Earring Trend Is A Win For Fashionistas And Small Businesses

polymer clay earrings

Since last year I’ve been making it a habit to support small businesses. Not only is this a sustainable way to be a more responsible consumer, but you’re also helping out small business owners. Plus, not to mention, small businesses honestly make the cutest, most unique products and you know the owners put their heart and soul into the business. So how does this tie into spring 2021’s new earring trend? Bright, fun, and statement jewelry is making a major comeback and I’ve been seeing polymer clay earrings rise in popularity. I’m particularly excited about this because of all the small businesses who have been making these trending styles for a long time, and it’s shining a spotlight on ethical and sustainable craftsmanship. 

polymer clay earrings

I really encourage you to shop this beautiful trend from small businesses instead of large corporations (unless they’re B. Corp). Also, please note that not all Etsy sellers are genuine small businesses that hand make their products. Etsy tends to do a below average job at regulating their sellers so you’ll find a lot of dropshippers and mass produced items, meaning a lot of shops are just re-selling products from Aliexpress. You’ll know a seller is genuine based on their product offerings (they will be unique and you can’t find them from other sellers or sites) and you can also check out their social media profiles to confirm.

Now, let’s get into my favorite picks of handmade polymer clay earrings from genuine small business shops!

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marble texture clay earrings

Textured Marble Earrings

Price: $16

Seller: ADORN by Lucy

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The textures in these earrings remind me of seashells, and the marble is a gorgeous finish for statement earrings!

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geometric polymer clay earrings

Geometric Polymer Clay Earrings

Price: $24

Seller: Odd Charm

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I love an asymmetrical jewelry piece! It’s such a statement and this teal color is so gorgeous and would look flattering on all skin tones. Odd Charm is Black-owned and features lots of statement earrings like this one in bold colors.

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the olivia earrings

The Olivia

Price: $35

Seller: Paper Clay Co.

Shipping: Free Shipping

Paper Clay Co. makes the most gorgeous feminine earrings with bohemian influences. I love that this piece features 3 smaller pieces that compliment each other so perfectly.

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floral clay earrings

PLANT MOM Floral Clay Earrings

Price: $21.99

Seller: La Lune Clay Works

Shipping: $3.50

All the pieces are unique, and some give me major bridal shower vibes! If you love light, bright, and flower pieces, you’ll love La Lune Clay Works’ selection of clay earrings.

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desert earrings

Desert Hexagon Clay Earrings

Price: $21.50

Seller: The Clay Quisit

Shipping: $3.49

It’s like wearing the Coachella festival on your ears! The Clay Quisit’s earrings feature elements from nature that perfectly embody the summer feeling, like this pair I’ve chosen. The attention to detail is amazing!

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polymer clay earrings

Hypoallergenic Clay Studs

Price: $15

Seller: JeaDesignsShop

Shipping: $2.50

If you prefer smaller earrings, I highly recommend this cute little set that looks like clay nuggets dipped in gold. Jea Designs Shop carries a pretty good selection of clay earring studs along with other unique, modern designs accented with gold.

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clay knit studs

Polymer Clay Knit Studs

Price: $10+

Seller: Indigo Clay Jewelry

Shipping: $3.35

How unique are these studs?! The knitted detail is amazing and is a really unexpected upgrade from a traditional stud. The color selection is also stunning and current. Special mention: Elsa Mini Semi Drop Earrings — I’m absolutely in love with the soft corals and mauves in this half moon shape.

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Are you as in love with the polymer clay earrings trend as we are? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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