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Disney’s Frozen Inspired Cameo

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My friend is coming into town this week, and after Christmas we have made plans to go to the movies. Him, my husband, the kids, and myself.

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Frozen for a while now, and wanted to make a necklace to wear when I go. Meh, why not, right? At first I thought I might just make a chibi of Elsa. However, after looking through all the findings I have, I settled on making a cameo.

6 hours later and I finally pulled it out of the oven, completed.

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I’m not entirely happy with it, but I’m not unhappy either. I think I could be fairly proud to wear this…into a dark theater. x)

Tutorial: Monocle Necklace

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I’m going to do a quick tutorial over how to make the Monocle necklace like what my sister is modeling here:
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Here is what you will need:
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Wire cutters
Chain
Jump Rings (5 small, 1 large)
Clasp
Round Nosed Pliers
Polymer Clay Mustache and Monocle (I have a tutorial on making both of these her eon my blog)

First we are just going to make a simple necklace with the Mustache like this:
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Put the jump rings through the holes you made in your mustache:
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Attach the Mustache to the length of chain you prefer. I don’t really measure, just eyeball it:
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Make sure you add your clasp to the other end of this chain:
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Next you want to add another (much) shorter length of chain a couple inches away from your clasp:
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Add the large jump ring to your monocle:
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And then attach the monocle to the other end of the shorter chain and you are done!
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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it useful. 🙂 More to come!

Show and Tell: Coming Soon!

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My mother in law is a very talented jewelry maker, and she has graciously allowed me to start selling her beautiful work in my Etsy shop. ❤ I have had some of her things for a while now and I just haven’t been able to snap good enough pictures until today. I can’t wait to put all of her lovely creations up:
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Check back later this evening as well and I will have a new tutorial up. 🙂 That’s for stopping by!

Tutorial: Monocle

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I’m feeling rather full of Sir this month, so, I decided to try my hand at making a very simple monocle and mustache necklace (I have a tutorial on my blog on how to make a simple mustache, if you need). 

Here is what the final product ended up looking like:
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So, if you would like to make one for yourself, here is what you will need:
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Clay in your choice of color.
Exacto (or other type of blade)
Smoothing tool

Start by rolling your clay out into a long snake:
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Cut both ends with your blade to make them even, then attach them and make a circle:
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Roll out a small piece of clay like so:
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Pinch it into a tear drop shape and attach it to your large circle where the two end meet:
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Smooth out all the spots where the clay meets with your blending tool, then bake according to the instructions on your clay’s packaging.

When your done, you can throw together a cute little necklace and have some fun like my little sister did here:
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Enjoy and come back for more tutorials!!!

Tutorial: Nerd Glasses

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If you recall, a while back I posted a tutorial on the mustache part of this necklace (modeled by my little sister):
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Today we will cover the glasses!

What you will need:
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Clay in your choice of color
Exacto Blade or knife
Ball Tool or tooth pick

Grab a chunk of your clay and condition it. I always roll it into a ball afterward:
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Roll your ball into a long, skinny-ish snake. About like this:
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Cut your snake into three sections. One being longer, the other two being equal in size:
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One you have these cut, take your two short piece and attach them to the longer piece to make a sort of B shape:
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Smooth the clay together:
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Add a hole in each corner with your ball tool or toothpick:
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Now bake according the instruction on your clay’s package, add a couple of jump rings and attach to a length of chain you like. Easy right?!

Here are a couple others I have made:
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Don’t forget to have fun with it and check back soon! There are always more tutorials to come. 🙂

Show And Tell: My past and favorite creations

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I just wanted to share some of my creations from past projects:
Stacked Ombre Cakes
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Coraline Inspired Key: Image
Hello Kitty Nerd Glasses:
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Phantom of the Opera Inspired Necklace:
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Rainbow Cake:
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Clay Dragon:
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Clay Woman in Winter Scene (This was my first attempt at clay ‘painting’. Everything is 100% polymer clay): Image
Mother Nature Inspire Necklace (this was my 2nd attempt at clay ‘painting’. Again, everything is 100% polymer clay. The pendant is about the size of a nickle):
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Those are some of my favorites that I’ve made. Most are available in my Etsy shop and all can be recreated if need be. 🙂
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PsUnexpectedTreasure?ref=si_shop

Mustache Necklace Tutorial

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Ah…the noble mustache. Everyone loved them, but very few of us can grow something so majestic. What do those of us who CAN’T grow a mustache do? We wear fake ones.

Today’s tutorial will be going over how to make your very own Mustache necklace, like the one you can see my little sister modeling here:
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(The glasses will be a later tutorial, if you would like)

Cute right? Well, stick with me and I’ll walk you through how to make one of your own.

Here is what you will need to make the Mustache itself. Ignore the jump rings for the time being:
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Polymer Clay in your choice of color (I’m using black)
Two head pins
Exacto blade or a knife to cute the clay

First, you are going to need to pull out a chunk of your clay and condition it. Conditioning just means working with the clay until it is soft enough to mold into the shape you want with it crumbling.
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Next, take your clay and roll it into a sausage kind of shape…something like this:
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And then cut it in half.

You will want to roll each half into a sort of cone shape. You’ll want something that looks about like this: Image
Press them together and shape them how you want your mustache to look:
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Add your head pins and bake according to the directions on your polymer clay package:
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Now, let’s assemble this bad boy! Here is what you will need:
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Rounded pliers (yay! we found them!)
Your fully baked mustache
Clasp
Jump rings
Wire cutters
And (not pictured) a length of chain, Mine is 18 inches, again. 🙂

Cut down your head pins on the mustache:
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Curl down the extra to make eyelets:
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Add your jump rings to your chain, attach your mustache, and here you go (if you need a walk through on putting chain together, check out Part II on my Paris inspire Macaron necklace)!
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Now, go out, show off your mustache-ness. Walk proudly…like a sir. 😉