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.
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!
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.
Seller: The Clay Quisit
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!
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.
Seller: Indigo Clay Jewelry
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.
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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