Have you ever seen all that nice and colored flatware in a store and left thinking that you wanted it but couldn't buy it because you already had too much? Here is an example.

Leaving a store thinking that you couldn't buy something that you want is really disappointing.
Luckily I found out about this cool technique that you can use to cover your flatware and make it look the way you want!
All you need is polymer clay, I used Fimo.

This was the first time I ever used Fimo, but it was so fun that it won't be the last!
Of course you can use this technique to do anything you want, but I covered an old ruined knife along with a teaspoon with the clay that was left, and I am extremely satisfied with the result.

I hope you enjoy this instructable and have fun with clay! :)

Step 1: What you need

  • 3 different colors of polymer clay - I used white, blue and red Fimo
  • cutter
  • pasta machine
  • ruler
  • flatware
<p>Linda...I think I might have missed it. This is so awesome. Hats off to your creativity. And is that the pasta machine you won in italian food contest? :D, just a guess.</p>
<p>Thank you Tarun!! :) This pasta machine is actually our old pasta machine, which is exactly like the one I won in the Italian Food contest! :D We've had it for so many years and I was surprised to see that the one I won was that same model! Now I'm using the new one for pasta and the old one for my crafts...if I didn't have the new one I doubt that I could make this clay project :)</p>
<p>That is so cool. Trust me I could never have imagined the use of pasta machine for this project. I am amazed :)</p>
<p>Oh yes, pasta machines can be very useful with clay! :) There are also specific machines for clay that are just like the ones for pasta, maybe just a little smaller...that is actually better because using the same one for pasta AND clay is not very hygienic :D So I must thank Instructables for sending me a new pasta machine...my mother wouldn't have let me use the old one for this project otherwise :D</p>
<p>I totally agree :), having a separate pasta machine for craft is a bliss :)</p>
Wow these are so cute!!!
Thank you!!
Great work , perfect instructions . Thank you .
You are welcome, and thank you! :)
This is fantastic! How did you manage with the join? Is it near invisible or did you hide it underneath the knife?
Thank you so much! :) <br>Do you mean the sides of clay that touch each other after you have covered the knife? First of all I tried to keep that closing part on one side of the knife so that it would have been less visible, then I smoothed that part with my finger to make sure that there wasn't a line anymore. I was surprised to see that I could hardly notice that part anymore!
<a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/lindarose92/" rel="nofollow">lindarose92</a>, congratulations.. it is very beautiful and deserves to be the grand price winner
Thank you so much, it means a lot to me! :)
Wow, thank you for the patch! I love it! :)
Congratulations! You deserve it! I might try this out sometime :)
Thank you so much! :) Congratulations to you as well, your creations are amazing!
Thank you Emily, I am sooooooooooo excited!!! :D
Great Ible... beautiful work, Lindarose!!!
Thank you very much!! :)
Voted! this is amazing Linda, I'm sure you'll win :)
Thank you so much Muhaiminah! :) I really hope so!
Fingers crossed :) I'm very excited about it. love the key, it's sooo cute!
Thank you again! I love the key too, I want to cover more soon!!
You might try a super glue finish. I've used it on pens and it looks amazing. Very durable too. I would suggest testing it first before using it on something that took a while to make. I put CA glue on a cloth and rub it in. Spray with accelerator between coats. I start with thin consistency for 1-2 coats then do medium for 2-4 coats. I sand with micro-mesh sanding pads through 12,000 grit and then polish with a high gloss polish. I spray the accelerator from about 10&quot; so it doesn't cause discoloration. I've heard that putting the glue directly on your project can cause a white spot, so I always use a rag. Youtube has many videos on using CA glue finishes for pens. That's where I picked up the idea. <br>I like your idea. I might try to make a pen blank using a similar method. Thank you.
I'd like to second the superglue finish. I've used it on wood and on polymer clay. It really helps make things durable. <br> <br>Gorgeous instructable, lindarose!
Thank you so much! :) <br>The superglue finish is very interesting indeed, I am in the middle of doing some objects with Fimo so I am going to try it!
What really makes the superglue finish amazing is using micro-mesh sanding pads. I soak the sanding pads in warm water for a minute or two and use them wet. Using them wet helps them last longer too. They are usually about $18, but I have seen them online for as little as $12 per set. They are different colors for each grit. I just write the grit size on the back with permanent marker.
I had never heard of this method before, I will definitely try it someday, thank you for the advice! :)
They are beautiful!!!
Thank you so much Emily!!
I really love the key, it's just perfect!
That is beautiful!
Thank you very much!
How fun! Great instructable - I may even try this and I've never used Fimo before, don't have a pasta machine, and have no ruined flatware!
lol thank you so much! You could even use new flatware that you don't like too much :D Oh, and if you don't have a pasta machine you could try to use a rolling pin :)
very good
Thank you!
Wow.. a beauty work! <br>Thanks for sharing.. I always thought those things are made with high-tech machinery.. :)
haha probably, but you can make them too in a few simple steps :D That's what I love about diy! :) Thank you so much!
Not an end result I'd go for (I like my flatware just fine!) but an excellent intro to basic millifiori technique. Nicely done :)
Thanks! :)
This looks really great! I've done a lot of work with FIMO, and this is one of the best finished pieces I've seen. Thanks for sharing!
Oh you are so kind, thank you so much! This is the first project I have ever done using Fimo (I didn't even know what it was till last year!!), so what you said means a lot to me! :)
That's awesome, it seems brand new!
Thank you Andrea!
WOW! They look great!
Thank you so much! :)

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