Monday, 16 February 2015

Heart of Clay

This is my silver clay heart pendant.
I've had this air dry clay for sometime and I've finally got round to using it.
I started off by rolling out a small ball of the clay. Then using an old craft knife, I cut out a heart shape - if you have a small cutter you could use that, but I did mine freehand. I made a neat hole in the top of the heart using a metal skewer.

The piece took 24 hours to dry out.

I painted both sides of the heart with acrylic paint. It dried quickly, enabling me to add another coat quite soon afterwards.
Although the silver paint was metallic, I felt the heart needed some pizzazz. As I don't have any silver glitter paint, I used a nail varnish.

Once dry, I added a top coat of Mod Podge.
Finally, I used a jump ring to attach some leather cord to the heart, making the cord into a necklace using a sliding knot.

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