Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Sculpey Fun Making Necklaces
Not long ago I created my first Sculpey clay item. It was a really enjoyable experience for me. And, I found that I picked up making items quickly. I kinda took to it like a fish takes to water. Now I’m not an expert, but I found it pretty easy to understand that most clay items are being made with some basic shapes. Balls, cones, logs. And using a razor knife and a needle tool were basically a couple of around-the-house tools I have right on my desk. Let’s have some Sculpey fun making necklaces.
I found that the only trouble I did have was the color sometimes sticking to my fingers and transferring to other colors. I think I’ll see how to work around that but I wanted to share another clay creature with you. It’s easy to make.
This is my box of Sculpey clay, missing a few colors I pulled, but this shows the package I purchased.
This is squidgey, he is the mascot of the music group – Of Mice and Men – a group my oldest minion likes. So when looking around at some basic ideas for polyclay, I saw a version of this and asked the minion if she would wear him if I made him. The resounding YES was convincing enough to have me give him a go.
Squidgey is an octopus with only 7 tentacles, specifically colored. But this is the basis for just creating a cute octopus.
I picked out the bright colors, and mixed red/white/pink to create the base color. I rolled that into a big ball to begin.
Next I took a large pea-sized amount of dough.
I rolled it into a log shape.
But, I flattened out the bottom by pressing it onto my work surface.
Each leg gets tucked under the body.
Continue with the colors until done. I don’t have photos of his face. However, his eyes and cheeks are tiny balls of dough, pressed onto the pink ball to form circles, one larger white, one smaller black, then two pink cheeks. I rolled a super thin log and used my razor to cut the mouth, putting it on my finger and pulling it into a smile and pressing it onto the face. Then I used a needle to punch into his eyes for the holes
I added a jewelry eye pin to add a jump ring, and baked him for 1½ hours at 275 degrees.
I hope you will try creating some fun clay creatures. I couldn’t help myself and created a few more creatures.
Aren’t they cute? And, not bad for the first time working with Sculpey clay.