This instructable will show you how to make a Polymer Clay Tentacle Pendant. The inspiration of this piece is a friend of a friend posted a gorgeous tentacle pendant on their facebook wall, and it popped up on my newsfeed. I went to etsy.com and checked it out and it was amazing! I really thought they looked neat! (Just google Polymer Clay Tentacle and you will get a lot of images of what can be done with this very basic concept.) Anyway, I saw that and I thought, that I could totally make that too, and so here are my adventures of clay tentacles.
WARNING: This is entirely too addictive, because they come out so cool looking!
Step 1: Things needed to complete this project:
Polymer Clay ---------- For this project I used white, purple, and pink. (For the other tentacles shown I used blue, green, yellow and white)
Oven, or Toaster Oven ---------- I've only used a full size oven for baking the clay, so I don't know how toaster oven's work for this type of clay. However, through online research I know a lot of people do use them.
Oven Mitt ---------- It's hot, use a mitt.
Glass Dish for Oven ---------- Here, I used a casserole baking dish top, I also like to use glass pie pans.
String ---------- I prefer satin string for jewelry making, a nice thick hemp cord, or something out of the yarn section of a store. It is personal preference. Just don't go too thin, or it will cut into your neck.
Small Tin ---------- I like to keep all my small clay pieces in a tin so they don't get lost.
Tools ---------- I've seen all the tools for polymer clay in the craft stores, but they are so expensive. Right now for this project I used, a small flat screwdriver, and a plastic fork. (Optional shown: safety pin, skewer, plastic butter knife)
Scissors ---------- They come in handy. Cutting the string, shaping clay.
TV Remote ---------- I like to watch TV and work with my clay, it is very relaxing.
Nail Polish ---------- For the extra shiny.