Sunday, 27 April 2014

The polymer clay obsession continues...

My recent makes:

Heart cookie necklace

Gingerbread man brooch

Monday, 21 April 2014

Krispy Kreme inspired jewellery

My last project was a nice easy make (polymer clay Yoshi eggs) so I thought I would have another go at making some more polymer clay items. This time round I had a go at making Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Again it was nice and easy. I didn't take any step by step photos as it got a little messy.

To make these you will need:
Polymer clay in a range of colours 
Plain metal bracelet chain or necklace
Mobile phone loop
Metal eye pins
Metal loops

All you need to do is roll some brown polymer clay into round balls, then squish them a little so they are a little flattened. Next roll out some different coloured clay flat and lay it on top of your doughnut shapes (this is the icing). You can then roll out some long thin strands of different coloured clay (in a thin sausage shape) and arrange on top of the iced doughnuts. To make a hole in the centre of the doughnut, take a chop stick and stab the doughnut in the centre. There you have it, a Krispy Kreme doughnut! Add an metal eye pin to the doughnut so you can attach it to a metal chain once it has been baked and cooled. 

Once they are out the oven and cooled, you can paint them. I added some glitter to some of the doughnuts.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Yoshi egg bracelet

Happy easter everyone!

My young cousin came to visit us last week (she loves Mario Kart) so I thought I would make her a little gift to take home with her! It’s really easy to make and doesn’t take very long at all.

You will need:
A plain metal bracelet
Polymer Clay in white (I photographed black coloured clay by mistake… when I realised I had already made the eggs and had none left)
Metal loops
Eye pins
Acrylic paint in a variety of colours

Open the Polymer clay and mush it around a bit to get it soft and easier to mould. Then make 5 egg shapes. 

Next cut the eye pins down to the appropriate size and push them into the clay eggs.

Follow the instructions on the packet and bake in the oven.

Once they are done, let them cool. Then paint the coloured spots on and let them dry.

Using the pliers attach loop the eggs onto the metal loops and attach to the bracelet.

Nice and easy!