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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:

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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:

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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.

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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

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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

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

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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.
 
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Kathndolls2 years ago
Great to see you here Marie!! Love this site!!
mariesegal (author)  Kathndolls2 years ago
Glad to be here Kathndolls! Me too!
sdsnaggle2 years ago
Love it, you are a wonderful teacher <3 Kasi
mariesegal (author)  sdsnaggle2 years ago
Thanks sdsnaggle what an awesome thing to say! I try!
jawasan2 years ago
Ahhh.....my youngest will like this project! ;)
mariesegal (author)  jawasan2 years ago
And very fun for you two to make together jawasan!!
Have fun and thank you for reading, I appreciate it!
l8nite2 years ago
thats a really cool look !
mariesegal (author)  l8nite2 years ago
Thanks l8nite, I think it might transfer well to something else beside a necklace or bracelet.
How about a hanging bone mobile?
Bone earrings??
Decorate a frame with bones?
Bone handles on your silverware??
;-D
that looks wicked, love how simple it is to get them to look so bone shaped, :)
mariesegal (author)  Pixie Puddle2 years ago
Thanks Pixie. Wicked is good!!
Everyone gets different bones because of the differences in their hands too.
That is awesome! The paint really makes them look realistic!
mariesegal (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks Penelopy! The paint really does make all the difference!