Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine Heart Necklaces

Hi Everyone, I am hoping that you had a great weekend and a great start of a new week.  I finally finished my project and I am so excited over these little pretties.  I have been looking at polymer clay for sometime now.  I used to watch a crafting show and they had polymer clay projects all the time, but, I was always too afraid to try it.  I am always so happy when I do what I tell my kids, "just try it, what is the worst thing that will happen".  Because usually, I'm amazed and wonder why I was intimidated in the first place.  So, this week, whatever intimidates you, just try it.  I know you will be pleased with the outcome. 



I used some ribbon and cord I had in my craft supplies instead of a chain for a couple of them.  I just used ribbon clamps, cord crimps and jump rings to achieve a more professional look (I was just going to tie them at first - ha ha).  I found that on YouTube too.





To make the hair pins, I took the end of the hair pin and dug a little clay out so that my pin would fit in there and lay right.  I used e6000 glue - I hope it holds (sorry, it is not a very good pic.).



The green love necklace, I just used a couple of rubber stamps and rubbed some green paint in it (that technique, I have to practice).




What do you think?  I like of like them.  I am not a jewelry person, so, it is really hard for me to come up with ideas.



This is what I started with.  They are Pearl, White, and Ballerina Pink.



Before you roll it out, you need to condition it.  To do that, you just work/squeeze it in your hands until it is soft.  Then I rolled it out sandwiched between a piece of wax paper.  That just kept the surface smooth.


I used the smallest heart cookie cutter I had.



Cut it out like a cookie and I used this to make the hole in the top for a jump ring.


I looked on YouTube and found a tutorial for the roses.  That was it, and, I was so surprised how easy it was.  Oh, after getting them ready, I baked them in a 275 degree oven for about 15 min.

The tough part was adding the jump rings and figuring out which chain to use.

XXXOOO


12 comments:

  1. They're very pretty! Such a lovely idea...

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  2. What a great way to use bake clay! They are adorable and I love how you used them to make hair pins, too! Thanks so much for sharing them at the Valentine party! I've pinned them to the party and Valentine boards!

    Hugs!
    Marti

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    1. I featured this today! Thank you for sharing it with us! http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/10-valentines-day-ideas. :)

      Marti

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  3. These are so great! The little roses are so girly I love them. How hard were they to make?
    -Kat
    www.confessionsoftheperfectmom.com

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  4. I love how you added them to the Bobby pins. It is funny how things that shouldn't definitely intimidate us.

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  5. I love how you added them to the Bobby pins. It is funny how things that shouldn't definitely intimidate us.

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    Colleen

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  7. These are so pretty. We have all post Valentine's/Heart's party at Pursuit of Functional Home. We'd love for you to share this post and all your other Valentine's post and projects. 

    Below is the link. Hope to see you there.
    http://pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/2014/01/valentines-day-ideas.html

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  8. These necklaces are so beautiful - they have been featured on "Tuesdays with a Twist" blog hop. If you get a chance - Please stop by and grab a featured button: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  9. I love these! So cute! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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