From my recent post, you guys now know I'm a Pinterest addict. While on there I found a great tutorial on how to make your own clay bangles from polymer clay. Next step? I headed to Michael's of course!
What I bought:
- polymer clay in different colors
- an acrylic finishing glaze
- a small paint brush
What I needed:
- a bangle bracelet
- a cookie sheet covered in crumpled (but smoothed out) aluminum foil
We just used a butter knife to cut the clay. It comes with marks in it.
Wrap around your guide bangle and smooth out the connecting ends. Bake in the oven on 275 for 20 minutes. And let cool completely before you move them.
And you can glaze them if you like!
This was a fun project for Mikaela and I on a rainy afternoon. Unlike silver, gold, tungsten, copper and other popular jewelry materials this was very easy to work with and relatively cheap. While the polymer clay is no tungsten carbide it definitely seems durable enough to last for awhile. I think it would make a decent ring or necklace pendant if you wanted to take the time to play around with the material!
Don't be surprised if you see more of these popping up!