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How to make a pug out of polymer clay.  You can use it to make a bead, earrings, a magnet for your fridge...or anything else you would like.  The design can be scaled down or made larger to fit your project's needs.  You also can change the colors to match your dog.
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Step 1: What you need

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The photo shows amounts of clay that will be used.

You will need beige, brown, black and white colored polymer clay (tiny glass holeless beads are optional). Also, I reinforce each added piece of clay with liquid polymer clay.

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The larges ball of beige clay is flattened. This will be the head.

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Next grab one of the larger balls of brown clay. Shape into a triangle. This will be the snout.

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Place snout on bottom, center of the beige head piece.

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Next, shape two of the smaller (about half the snout amount) balls of brown clay into teardrop shapes. These will be the eye spots.

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Place with pointed side up on both sides of the top of the snout.

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Now, we will make the eyebrows. Take the small balls of beige (the same amount as the eye spots), and roll into tiny snakes, tapering at the ends.

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Fold snakes in half pinching ends lightly together.

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Place the eyebrows on the top part of the head over the eye spots with rounded ends touching in the center.

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Take two more of the larger balls of brown (same amount as snout). Shape into triangles. These will be the ears.

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Place on top of head, but a little off to the sides.

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Back view of ears.

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Now, the nose. Grab the small ball of black (about a quarter the size of the eye spots). Roll into a ball, slightly oval shaped.

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Place nose on the top part of the snout.

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Roll tiny balls of white (about half the size of nose) to make the eye balls. Place on the center of each brown eye spot and flatten.

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Add a tiny dot of black clay or tiny black holeless beads to the center of each white eyeball.


poofrabbit3 years ago
This is adorable!!
yngla3 years ago
How cute! Great tutorial as well!
susanrm3 years ago
Love this! I used to make similar sculptures in glass. This is really cute.
ThreeMoonBabies (author)  susanrm3 years ago
Wow! Polymer clay is probably lots easier to work with than glass! I have always admired people who make glass beads and sculptures. Thanks!
wilgubeast3 years ago
Adorable and simple. I love that you can make this using only clay balls. And your instructions are great, particularly the pics. Awesome!
ThreeMoonBabies (author)  wilgubeast3 years ago
Thanks! I'm so happy you like it!