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My name is Marie Segal and I share my work, my life, and my art at Art from my Heart


Now the mayhem and getting ready for the season I love so much begins. Halloween... I have been waiting for this forever it seems.

Wear a fabulous knuckle necklace, a bone to pick, to a spooktacular evening of elegance a la a stony entrance with appendages dangling from your neck.

*all links in this list will lead to my husbands Clay Factory store if you are looking for these products*


You will need:

Cernit phthalate free polymer clay 1- 2 ounce package of opaque White, Caramel, and Granite
7/16” round or teardrop cutter
Ruler
Slicing blade
Ne-Opaque Black or brown
Stencil Brush ½ inch round
Bamboo skewer
Old towel
Cylindrical glass jar or rolling pin
Copper wire 14 gauge
Wire tools round nose and side cutters

Step 1:

1. Mix 4 parts of opaque white to 1 part of caramel until it is one color.
You can use 2 block of the opaque white to 1/2 block of the caramel.

Step 2:

2. 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.
20 sections total.

Step 3:

3. 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

Step 4:

4.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

Step 5:

5. Poke holes in all 17 sections at one end for the necklace

Step 6:

6.Cut 2 of the 4 in to 3rds, and 1 of the 4 sections in to 4ths (I show 2 of the sections cut in half I didn’t like them that long and decided not to use them)


Poke holes through the middle of each cut section you have made.
These will be for the bracelet.

Step 7:

7. Condition the granite clay and roll out to ¼ thick with a glass or rolling pin


Cut out circles or teardrops with the 7/16" cutter

Roll those in to balls and flatten a little with your fingers
Pole a hole through the center of each one with the bamboo skewer

Step 8:

8. Bake all of your bones and stones in a preheated 275 F. degree oven for 30 minutes, shut off the oven let cool.
You can bake the beads and "bones" on a piece of corrugated cardboard box top in the oven.
Bake the beads with them sitting on the holes.

Step 9:

9. When pieces are completely cool take the stencil brush and load it up with black or brown Ne-opaque acrylic paint and punch the color in to all of the bones.

Take the old towel and wet it a little and squeeze out the excess water, it should be damp not dripping.

Wipe off the extra paint with the toweling and leave the bones looking old and rotten.
I have strung mine on to 14 gauge copper wire and bent hooks in each end for both the bracelet and the necklace

Step 10:

It doesn’t have to be fancy, just loops on each end like the bracelet will be fine.

Wilma Flintstone would be jealous.
<p>Why not just use bones and stones...?</p>
<p>Looks cool! A suggestion for the bones- try a lighter color, closer to ivory, and then use a brown paint on them. Most bones don't have any black unless they are burned or covered in dirt, but a browner color painted on gives a very realistic touch.</p>
Great to see you here Marie!! Love this site!!
Glad to be here Kathndolls! Me too!
Love it, you are a wonderful teacher &lt;3 Kasi
Thanks sdsnaggle what an awesome thing to say! I try!
Ahhh.....my youngest will like this project! ;)
And very fun for you two to make together jawasan!! <br>Have fun and thank you for reading, I appreciate it!
thats a really cool look !
Thanks l8nite, I think it might transfer well to something else beside a necklace or bracelet. <br>How about a hanging bone mobile? <br>Bone earrings?? <br>Decorate a frame with bones? <br>Bone handles on your silverware?? <br>;-D
that looks wicked, love how simple it is to get them to look so bone shaped, :)
Thanks Pixie. Wicked is good!!<br> Everyone gets different bones because of the differences in their hands too.
That is awesome! The paint really makes them look realistic!
Thanks Penelopy! The paint really does make all the difference!

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