Introduction: Bones and Stones
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
Ne-Opaque Black or brown
Stencil Brush ½ inch round
Cylindrical glass jar or rolling pin
Copper wire 14 gauge
Wire tools round nose and side cutters
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.
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.
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
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
5. Poke holes in all 17 sections at one end for the necklace
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.
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
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.
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
It doesn’t have to be fancy, just loops on each end like the bracelet will be fine.
Wilma Flintstone would be jealous.
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