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.
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)
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:
Check back later this evening as well and I will have a new tutorial up. 🙂 That’s for stopping by!
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:
So, if you would like to make one for yourself, here is what you will need:
Clay in your choice of color.
Exacto (or other type of blade)
Start by rolling your clay out into a long snake:
Cut both ends with your blade to make them even, then attach them and make a circle:
Roll out a small piece of clay like so:
Pinch it into a tear drop shape and attach it to your large circle where the two end meet:
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:
Enjoy and come back for more tutorials!!!
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:
(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:
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.
Next, take your clay and roll it into a sausage kind of shape…something like this:
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:
Press them together and shape them how you want your mustache to look:
Add your head pins and bake according to the directions on your polymer clay package:
Now, let’s assemble this bad boy! Here is what you will need:
Rounded pliers (yay! we found them!)
Your fully baked mustache
And (not pictured) a length of chain, Mine is 18 inches, again. 🙂
Cut down your head pins on the mustache:
Curl down the extra to make eyelets:
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)!
Now, go out, show off your mustache-ness. Walk proudly…like a sir. 😉