By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.
You are never too old for fun cute jewelry, especially when it looks good enough to eat. Have a blast and brighten your craft day up by making your very own rainbow cake jewelry. This would be a great activity for an older teen sleep over.
What you need:
- polymer clay: in white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple (I used Sculpey III)
- hobby blade
- Liquid Fimo
- eye pins
- painters palette
- Premo! Sculpey Graduated Cutters 6 pc. Circle
- jump rings
- earring findings
- necklace chain
- sewing pin or needle
- jewelry pliers: cutter and flat
Flatten red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple clays into equally thick sheets. Use the 1 inch circle cutter (from your 6 pc cutter set) to cut one circle from each color of clay.
Stack all the colors in rainbow order. Flatten all the colors together to about a half inch of thickness.
Cut a circle from your pressed rainbow clay using the 1 inch cutter.
Cut a wedge from your cake 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 sat in the fridge for about 30 minutes and it helps prevent color smearing.
Give a realistic sponge texture to your cake by scraping it with a sewing pin in the areas that will show after frosting it. I scrape mine in a really small circular motion and spent about 20 minutes texturing till I was happy with the look. Trim eye pins with cutter pliers and insert them into your cake and 2 wedges. Pre bake your unfrosted cake for 5 minutes at 275.
Tear small pieces of white clay and place them onto a pallet. Add Liquid Fimo to the clay.
Mix up the Liquid Fimo and clay with a tooth pick till you have a smooth spreadable consistency. If it’s too thin, add more clay and if it’s too thick add more Liquid Fimo.
Spread your Frosting onto your cake with a toothpick. You may get messy and get some on your hands but it will wash off. You can wear disposable gloves if you wish. Bake your frosted cakes for 20 minutes at 265. After they have cooled add jump rings, earring findings and a necklace chain.
What is your favorite sleepover activity?
Mine is having bonfires and making s’mores, then sleeping outside.