Introduction: Sugru Turtles
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.