Phew! Finally Friday! And I've got the perfect weekend project for you.
I used to make a lot of clay jewelry in the past and recently got the urge to return to clay and once my favourite way of making necklaces.
I call these clay jewels. They. are. adorable.
I have never used fimo to make them, so this was a chance to try it. I made both polymer clay and ordinary clay (no bake) jewels / beads.
What you need:
> Polymer / Ordinary clay
> Tempera paints (other paints maker's choice)
> Nail polish
(>sequins, seed beads)
2. Cut small chunks of clay and work to make soft. When warmed up - make a round bead and then squish it and turn it a bit to make it irregular and twisted in shape.
Mind not to make thin edges, and those will be made if you squish it right, because they will chip.
3. When done, make a hole with a toothpick, decorate the fimo ones (I added sequins) and let the others air dry (unless you have a clay that needs baking). Bake the fimo.
4. When dried, paint the beads, let dry and afterwards apply nail polish.
And that's it.
String the beads and make unique necklaces! These make lovely last minute gifts you can make for Christmas.