Rainbow Toadstool BraceletAugust 11, 2012 9:48 am Craft Trends, Crafts, Guest Bloggers, Jewelry Making, Techniques and Mediums
By Guest Blogger Patty, from the blog Craft Picks.
I wanted to create a fun piece of jewelry from these darling little toadstools! I made these colorful toadstools from oven bake clay. Sculpey Clay has over 30 colors to make your beads with. I also had some pretty glass beads to string between the clay toadstools. Here is what I came up with.
First, remove the clay from it’s package and knead it until it is smooth and pliable. Break off a piece and roll it into a sphere. Flatten it on the bottom by pressing it into the counter or tray you are working on. I used a clay tool to press a hole into the center bottom for the stem to go.
Add tiny white balls of clay where you want your dots to be. I used the back of my fingernail to flatten them and smooth them out.
Use white clay to create a stem that fits into the hole created by the tool. Use a straight jewelry pin with one loop to create the hole down the center on the toadstool.
I kept the pins in place while I baked the clay. 275 degrees for 30 minutes was perfect.
They came out looking adorable and ready to “string”.
Thread a bead on their own pin and lay the bracelet out how you wanted it to look. Trim the wires to the correct lengths. Use the pliers to create loops on the ends that did not have them and alternate joining the bead wires with the toadstool wires. Add a clasp and you are done!
I wore this bracelet for the remainder of the day and I am not kidding when I tell you I had people fighting over buying it!! Super cute and Fun!!