With this project, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and see what I could create with Makin’s Clay. Ann works and designs for Makin’s and I had the pleasure of demoing for them at the CHA Winter 2014 Show. This clay is versatile. It is already conditioned right out of the package and since it is air dry, it is very easy to work with AND you don’t need a lot of special tools!
These necklaces are a quick and easy craft. Great project to make with a group of tween girls for a scout troop, birthday gift or sleepover party!
Now, on to my project…
Non-stick craft sheet, acrylic stamp block, plastic zipper bag, damp paper towel, Craft Awl or Bead Reamer, Jump Ring, Needle nose Pliers, small monogram stickers – black and 24″ of black cord or lacing.
1. Roll out white clay to about 1/8″ thick on craft sheet using the roller tool. turn craft sheet as you roll, so your clay is as round as possible.
2. Place 1″ Doily Picnic stamp on block, ink with Aquamarine and stamp in center of circle. NOTE: I eyeballed the stamp placement through my clear acrylic block. Push firmly, but not too hard or your stamp pattern will be distorted in the clay. Continue stamping, until the circle of Clay is covered.
3. Cut two circles from the stamped clay with the Makin’s Clay Cutters 1″ Round.
4. Repeat steps using the 1″ Vine Stamp from the Doily Picnic set and Limelight Ink. Cut two circles with the Makin’s Clay Cutters 1/2″ Round.
5. Pierce each circle of clay at the top center with a craft awl or bead reamer. Set aside to dry overnight.
6. Open a jump ring, insert through two clay circles and close jump ring. Thread 24″ length of black cording or lacing through jump ring. Tie a loop knot at the end. Place monogram sticker on smaller clay circle, wear and ENJOY!
Thanks for stopping by! – Beth