As you may know from reading our posts lately, we recently moved house: A chore of a process, yes, but one which can offer a few slight positive or — dare I say — even possibly ‘fun‘ aspects . . . One for me is discovering all kinds of stuff that you’d forgotten you had. This time around, I found this whole box of little packets of Magic Model clay:
Now for some reason, I always think of this as children’s clay — due possibly to the picture on the front not being High Art (though it’s much better than anything I could make), and perhaps also because it’s an air-dry clay & thus doesn’t require the use of the oven.
Anyway, I thought I’d see if I could use it: I’d seen some lovely high class looking pendants made of clay & like material, and so I thought I’d try a less classy version. . .
So I went orange with the clay and some matching ribbon:
I made a round tube shape & stuck a finding in the top:
. . . Then I baked it at 350 degrees in the kitchen oven, because I don’t have the patience for air drying. Note: If you bake this stuff in the oven it gets puffy — this means that your finding is pushed out of the top and has to be glued back in. Also, it means that in order to squeeze it back into the right size, you end up making it a bit squarer than you intended. Then, when you stick ribbon around it to cover up the finger marks, you get even more squareness.
There you have it. . . So, yes, it’s a bit puffy — which I’m sure is true of so many things.