Introduction: Sugru Turtles

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I decided I would check out this Sugru stuff that everyone has been talking about. I've decided I really like it! It is very easy to work with & has endless applications. These fun little turtles are just one example of a quick Sugru project you can try too!

You will need:
2 packets of orange Sugru
1 packet of green Sugru
some small black beads (eyes)
some tamarind seeds (shells)
A pin with a ball head
Your clasps, chains, or earrings that you want to use
A form for the ring (I used a ring sizing rod but you can use any type of tube that is the right size for you)
Some plastic wrap to wrap your form with
OPTIONAL: You can probably use brown sugru for the shell or whatever else you would like.  I had previously collected these tamarind seeds because I liked the way they looked & thought they would make perfect turtle shells. :)

`First wrap your form for the ring with plastic wrap. (This will prevent the sugru from sticking to the form)
`Then mix your sugru to the color you prefer. (I did 60% orange 40% green)
`Roll out a rope of the sugru and wrap 2 of the pieces around the form. (These are its legs/band)
`Roll up a ball about the size of the seed you want to use
`Press your seed into the ball (this creates the turtles body)
`Press the body onto your bands 
`Add a head & tail 
`Add your eyes & details using your pin
`Let it sit up right to dry for 24hrs.
`Repeat this process for all the turtles you desire to make. 
`Once dry simply peel them off and add your hooks or chains.

TIP: Adapt your details to suit their use. For example: the earrings and necklace have a looped tail for the fish hook earrings or chain, and short legs instead.

Comments

Southpaw69 (author)2014-01-26

I like Turtles! :-P

craft-n-genius (author)2013-08-03

Oh, so cute!

bajablue (author)2012-03-09

These little turtles are as adorable as they come!!!!

Beautiful work!

barefootbohemian (author)2012-03-08

Cute! Love the tamarind seed "shells". Thanks for sharing.

sunshiine (author)2012-03-07

These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Sunshiine

Morph156 (author)2012-03-07

Those turned out great! The tamarind seed really gives it a nice touch.

mygibzone (author)Morph1562012-03-07

I know, they are perfect little turtle shells! Thanks for the contribution! ;)

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