Polymer clay is a versatile medium.  Use it for jewelry, for sure. But also consider it for original jewelry holders or displays as well.  Polymer clay jewelry dishes, as Laura Gummerman said, are perfect for "ring litterers" - people who leave rings, especially stacking rings around the house and lose them. Her gorgeous tutorial over on A Beautiful Mess shows off a marbled design.  I like how she added gold gilding around the edges.

Jewelry dishes don't have to be for just rings - favorite bracelets and earrings you wear a lot are also applicable.  If you prefer less colorful designs, check out Erica's tutorial over on Honestly, WTF.  The subtle pattern comes from a doily.  Erica was inspired by German blogger Caro's tutorial on Sodapop Design.

Many things can be used to imprint a design. I love this subtle fall leaf design.  Adrianne over on Crafts Unleashed also dabbed and wiped off gold acrylic paint for her tutorial. Don't you think this would look great as a jewelry holder for a nature themed jewelry booth?

Archana, who writes the Flavor Nook blog, used a raised pattern tray for her tutorial.  She really accentuated the pattern by adding a painted contrast color.

There are all kinds of texture plates out there.  This gorgeous tutorial uses a damask one. The results are fabulous.  The tutorial is by Natalie who is the author of Doodlecraft.

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