Today’s guest blogger is Nancy from Small Things with Love. I am so excited to have her here today sharing a great tutorial with you on how to make molded owl pendants.
Hello Just Us Four Readers! I’m Nancy from Small Things with Love. I am also a Just Us Four reader, and am honored today to be guest posting while Shannah is busy. I just love this blog, and am thrilled to be contributing today.
But, before I get to the project, just a little bit about me. I am a busy mommy to 2 kids, both still in diapers. Before I became a mom I taught high school English, and over on my blog I enjoy writing about anything craft, family, faith-filled or beautiful.
Now, onto the project! Today I will be sharing how to make these cute, molded clay owl pendants. As you can see, I love color, and working with clay gives you lots of wonderful color options.
Here are the supplies that you will need:
Polymere Clay (I got mine from Wholeport)
Mold (I got mine from Martha Stewart)
Needle-Nosed Pliers, and Flat-Nosed Pliers.
First, mold you owls (or whatever shape you choose).
Getting this mixed color effect is really easy. Just grab small pieces of different colors, and press them into the mold. Continue adding and pressing until the mold is full and the back is as flat and smooth as possible.
Then, after you have carefully removed the clay from the mold, take a needle and make a hole in the top. Once this is done, bake in oven according to the package instruction.
After the owls are hardened and cooled, it is time to add a wire-wrapped loop to the top–to truly make it a pendant. To do this, first cut piece of wire about a foot long (you will have extra), and put a small loop at the top.
Wrap the short end of wire around the bottom of the loop.
Thread the long end of wire through the owl, and bend the small end up.
Finally, wrap the long end around the base of the loop a few times, trim and tuck in the rough end.
If you do, I bet you can’t make just one…I certainly couldn’t!
I can’t decide which one I should wear first!!!