I made this really easy Dracula medallion with some fimo, and a little imagination.
Have you ever seen those medals that Dracula wears, and thought, "That would be the perfect addition to my vampire costume, but I can't find them in stores!" Well, this this the perfect ible for you, and if you stay tuned, I've added a bonus step about a sheriff's badge.
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Step 1: You will need:
You will need all the items pictured above as well as:
Some PVA or hot glue
Red thread and a needle
Jump ring with needle
And some elbow grease!
Step 2: Kneading and rolling
This was my first time working with Fimo "effects" and it is quite a bit harder to work with than regular Fimo or Fimo soft.
To begin to make the cross you need to have a ball/tube of clay about the size of your thumb. Knead this as much as you can, and remember, add as much friction as you can, and rub your hands very quickly. Once it is kneadable, put it on the wax paper and roll it out to the approximate thickness of a poker chip.
Step 3: Cut a rectangle
Once it is all rolled out, cut the clay into a rectangle about 1 1/4 inch by 4 1/3 inches.
Step 4: Cut the spikes
I found a really easy way of doing this. First find the approximate middle of your rectangle and make a notch. Then find the vertical middle, and slide the knife all the way up. From this middle notch cut two small diagonal lines in. (I can't explain it very well so look at the pictures) From those two lines just cut out and you should now have three spikes. Repeat this step for the other end of the rectangle. From the centre point you notched, carve lines out to the point of each spike.
Sorry, my camera was pretty bad.... :O
Step 5: Do it ALL again! :P
Repeat steps 2-5 to make another spiky rectangle thingy. :D