Pumpkin Pie Jewelry Set

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By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Celebrate the holidays with festive pumpkin pie jewelry for yourself or a hostess.

When it comes to the holidays and family get-togethers, I am always excited for my grandmother’s homemade pumpkin pie topped with a nice dollop of cool whip. Make a pumpkin pie jewelry set to wear or give to the host of this year’s Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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What you need:

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Mix brown and orange clays to make a pumpkin pie filling color. Shape pie filling into a flattened circle about 1/4 inch thick and about the size of a U.S. Quarter. Use a glass jar or clay roller to roll out a thin sheet of beige clay for the crust.

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Place your filling in the center of your crust and use your fingers to shape (and smooth) around the sides of your filling. Be careful to not make any folds as you are smoothing out the crust.

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Trim off any excess crust with a hobby blade, leaving behind an even lip of crust.

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Pinch the edges of the crust with your fingertips.

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Create fork marks with a toothpick.

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Shave some dark yellow chalk pastel or charcoal with a hobby blade. (I used a color called burnt orange.) Paint the shavings on the entire crust to give it a baked look.

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Cut a wedge from your pie that’s anywhere from 1/5 to 1/4 of a section. Next cut your section in half. I find it easier to cut layered and multi colored work after it has been in the fridge for about 30 minutes. It helps prevent color smearing.

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Give the crust a flaky texture by scratching and scraping up where the cutting points are using a craft needle. Insert eye pins into each of the two pie slices and one into the remaining pie. (you can remove eye pins then dip them into liquid fimo and reinsert them into your work to help secure them) I pre-baked mine for about 5 minutes at 275 (bake temp for Sculpey III). Let them cool and lower your oven temp to 265 to accommodate for the Liquid Fimo.

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Making cool whip:

Tear small pieces of white clay and place them onto a pallet. Add Liquid Fimo to the clay.

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Mix up the Liquid Fimo and clay with a toothpick until you have a smooth, spreadable consistency. If it’s too thin, add more clay. If it’s too thick, add more Liquid Fimo.

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Add dollop of cool whip to both slices of pie using a toothpick to pick up and place your white clay mixture. To make the peaks I placed my toothpick on the cool whip and slowly lifted it up. Bake at 265 for 20 minutes

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After cooling, use needle nose pliers to attach jump rings and earring wires to the two slices and a necklace chain and jump ring to the large remaining pie.

I hope you enjoy wearing your new creation and had as much fun making it as I did.

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About Amy

Amy will be sharing with us polymer clay tutorials, tips, and techniques, as well as an occasional general craft project. She is always thinking of something new and fun to create. She loves painting, drawing, origami, and clay sculpting. Amy is a mother of 2 beautiful girls who lives in central IL. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, crafts (of course), reading, spending time outdoors, and watching 80's and Disney movies. Amy loves to live life colorfully. Her motto is "anyone can craft". She is excited to be able to share tips and tricks with her fellow crafters. Amy is always happy to receive comments and answer any questions regarding her blog posts. Check out more of Amy's jewelry and buy some for yourself at her Etsy shop, DangerousRainboCraft.

3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Jewelry Set

  1. Karen Morgan

    this pie looks good enough to eat! it is also a great pattern for miniature food for my doll house. the simplicity of the directions are super easy to follow, which is a hard find as most instructions miss many steps and send your brain into overdrive to look hard at the finished project.

  2. Patricia Lindner

    It looks so real. Absolutely cool idea. Your instructions are real easy to follow too. You are so talented.

  3. Amy

    Thank you so much Karen and Patricia. I’m glad you found the instructions easy to follow. Karen, I’m happy you found a use for this as doll house miniature food. I plan on doing more food miniatures in the future so we can get that doll house of yours filled with lots of goodies.

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