Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Little Milestones

The polymer clay blogeratti has noticed Confessions of a Chronic Crafter! I am deeply grateful for all the blog mentions!

My 2D cupcake tutorial was featured on Craft Gossip!


And my new polymer clay embroidery projects were mentioned in CraftyGoat's Notes!


The polymer clay embroidery project also caught the attention of a Russian blogger and crafter, at the Emicraft blog. (Link will direct you to translated site by google)


Thank you, thank you to the editors/bloggers!

And thank you Organic Odysseys for the links!

DIY Wednesday: Cupcake Locket!


How to make polymer clay-covered/embellished lockets
A tutorial for beginners, A Handmade Pilipinas post

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I'm trying to introduce regular sections into this blog, so you can look forward to something new every week. Wednesdays are for DIY tutorials, a time to get crafty!

Let's start off with a simple project to complement the first DIY tutorial I posted a while back.

What you need:
Metal locket
Strong polymer clay (I recommend Premo)
Texture sheets or rubber stamps
Craft knife
E6000 glue

Step by step photos and instructions after the jump.



Before you begin:

1. Condition the clay
2. Clean the locket. Wipe off any dirt and oils that may have been transferred from your hands.
*TIP: Work with the locket open. Every once in a while, check the hinges to ensure they remain clay-free.

Instructions:

Step 1. Make a clay ball.





Do not press too hard, or else the extra-deep impressions
will result to thin, weak areas on your clay.

After applying texture, some clay might spill over
the sides.


Step 8. Add other embellishments (like the 2D cupcake from the previous tutorial).

Step 9. Bake according to clay manufacturer's instructions. Read more.

Step 10. Repeat all steps for the reverse side if you wish.

Over time, the clay will get detached from the locket. So if you want your polymer clay lockets to last, follow these extra instructions:

After baking

Step 1. Peel off the clay from the locket.

Step 2. Apply a thin layer of E6000 glue to the clay.

Step 3. Attach the clay back onto the locket.

Step 4. Let glue dry for 24 hours or more.

Done!

If you have tried this tutorial, please post the link to your project in the comments below! :)

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