This adorable and super easy Soot Sprite cellphone charm is made of clay and seed beads. It is really simple, after making one you'll want to make a bunch!

Soot Sprites are little "dustbunny" type creatures, that were created by Studio Ghibli. You can read more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susuwatari There are pictures of them above too ^

Step 1: You will need:

To make a soot sprite charm, you will need:
• A bunch of black seed beads (I used size 11)
• 2 round white shell beads
• A blob of black clay (I use sculpey,t but I think Polyform would work too)
• About 6" of cord
• A lobster clasp
• 4 jump rings (I like using two oval ones and two circle)

I find a lot of my beading supplies at Walmart, I know everything that you need for a soot sprite is there, though I'm not sure about clay or white beads.

•  2 Shish Kabob sticks
• Wire (about 2 inches)
• Needle-nose pliers
• A toothpick
• Scissors

good luck.. cool little guy
Love this!
Really cute--I always thought the soot critters were so charming in Spirited Away (great movie!), I'm glad someone thought how to make them. Had you thought about making them hollow, so they would be lighter? If you build them over an armature of a cornstarch packing peanut, then bake them, and then put them in water to dissolve the cornstarch, you have a hollow, lightweight sphere.
Thanks! =) That's a really good idea, though do you think it might be too fragile? If you built around something really light, that still has structure.... what about like Styrofoam? hmmmm....
No-no-no-no-NO STYROFOAM! If you heat styrofoam to a temp needed to cure clay, it will release toxic fumes. If you're worried about fragility, make the walls of the sprite a bit thicker for strength. The beauty of the cornstarch peanuts is that you can make them go away, simply by putting them in water. But it's better, I guess, to make your sprites the way you always have. BUT, keep the technique in the back of your mind, because one of these days, it will come in handy.<br><br>
looks like a goo ball of world of goo
Very cute! Thanks for sharing!
now you just need to resist the urge to scream at it
cute cute!
This is soooo adorable! I really wish I had all the materials right now! I want to make one! :D

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