Introduction: Rainbow Pastel Macaron Polymer Clay Bracelet
Inspired from Alice in Wonderland, this bracelet is colorful, cute and a simple clay project. Personalise it with your name or get creative changing up the colors.
Step 1: Materials
- Polymer clay. (Oven-baked modelling clay. I used Premo by Sculpey. Colors: white glitter, white translucent, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet)
- Acrylic roller
- Needle tool
- Wire Cutter
- 9 pcs. Jump rings
- 2 pcs. Beads
- 8 pcs. Eye pins
- 1 pc. Lobster clasp
Step 2: Sculpting Macaron Charms
I mixed each of my clay colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet with glitter white and translucent clay to get a pastel hue of each .
To get uniform sized macarons, I used a 1.5 cm diameter round clay cutter. I rolled a flat thin piece of white clay with an acrylic roller and cut out 6 pieces. These are the fillings of the macarons.
To make each macaron, I rolled flat each piece of colored clay to about 3 mm thickness and cut out 2 pieces of each color with the round clay cutter. I then surround the bottom part of each cut piece with a thin snake of clay and textured it with a needle tool. I put the white filling in between two pieces and inserted an eye pin.
I made a thin snake of white clay and cut it with a knife to form the letters E,A,T,M,E on each macaron. I also made a rainbow with thin snakes of the 6 pastel colors and placed that on the blue macaron and added 2 flat pieces of white clay on each end to form the clouds.
I baked the charms in an oven for 130 degrees celsius for 30 minutes. Bake yours according to your clay manufacturer's recommendations.
Step 3: Making the Bracelet
When the charms are cooled, I used the wire cutter to cut the excess wire leaving a 1 cm wire. Using a round nose pliers, I formed a loop on each charm. Then I attached each charm together with a jump ring.
To make an 8 inches length bracelet that will fit my wrist, I added 2 glass bead charms on both ends of the macarons.
Lastly, I add a jump ring on one end and a jump ring with clasp on the other end.