Thursday, September 3, 2009
Bones and Stones
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You will need:
Cernit phthalate free polymer clay 1- 2 ounce package of opaque White, Caramel, and Granite
7/16” round or teardrop cutter
Ne-Opaque Black or brown
Stencil Brush ½ inch round
Cylindrical glass jar or rolling pin
Copper wire 14 gauge
Wire tools round nose and side cutters
Roll out a coil that is 3/8” to 7/16”
Cut in to 2” sections
I use17 sections for the necklace and 3 sections for the bracelet
Place one of the sections on the top of your fingers and roll the fingers over the coil and smash the coil into your fingers
Sometimes I even have to squeeze my fingers down with my other hand to make very deep impressions
Do this to all of the 20 sections you have
Poke holes in all 17 sections at one end for the necklace
Poke holes through the middle of each cut section you have made.
These will be for the bracelet.
Cut out circles or teardrops with the cutter
Roll those in to balls and flatten a little with your fingers
Pole a hole through the center of each one
Bake all of your bones and stones in a preheated 275 degree oven for 30 minutes, shut off the oven let cool.
When pieces are completely cool take the stencil brush and load it up with black or brown Ne-opaque and punch the color in to all of the bones.
Take the old towel and wet it a little and squeeze out the excess.
I have strung mine on to 14 gauge copper wire and bent hooks in each end for both the bracelet and the necklace
Wilma Flintstone would be jealous.