Geeky Crochet Hooks! Made With Polymer Clay!




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Geeky Crochet Hooks!  Made with polymer clay.

If you crochet or know someone who does...and they are geeky...
they will love these!  Great gift idea!

The Elder Wand from Harry Potter
Lothlorien leaf and the One Ring from Lord of the Rings
King Arthur's Excalibur from Merlin/Arthurian Legend
Sonic Screwdriver from Doctor Who
Lightsaber from Star Wars

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Step 1: Supplies!

You'll need crochet hooks.

You can use any size hook...I recommend the metal ones,
but I am sure the plastic ones would work too...after all,
I've made lightsabers and sonic screwdrivers out of plastic pens.

You'll need bake hard polymer clay fimo or sculpey.
(I used a combo of both, since I am running low on stock!)

Step 2: The Elder Wand

"And desire for the Elder Wand, the Deathstick, unbeatable,
invincible, swallowed him once more."

I began making Prof. Dumbledore's Elder Wand from Harry Potter.
I started with some brown...I swirled it with some white
to give it sort of a marbled "wood-grain" texture.

Take a thin "snake" and twirl it around the handle.
Then roll it between your hands to smooth it out.
Then add some "knots"...Awesome.

Step 3: The Sonic Screwdriver

"Okay, this can function as a sonic blaster, a sonic cannon,
and a triple-fold sonic disruptor. Doc, what you got?"

For the Sonic Screwdriver:
Begin with the same technique of twirly clay around the handle
and smoothing it out by rolling it between hands.

Added silver features and a blue ball on the end.
A flat shape with cut-outs, fits tightly around the tip...
And a slim black line...
A Sonic Screwdriver worth of the Doctor himself.

Step 4: The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings inspired...
Lothlorien Leaf and the One Ring.

"One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them."

Same start as the others.
With a twirl of green like a vine.
To make the ring, I just pressed a piece of gold clay
and inscribbled some markings on it.

And just wrapped it around the end.
I also make a 3 pointed leaf and outlined it in silver.

Step 5: Star Wars Lightsaber

"Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age."

Next, the Lightsaber!
I started it the exact same as the others.
Capped the silver in black...and added little clay circle buttons.

I was going to just leave it as the handle, but
decided to add some of the blade for fun and color!

Step 6: King Arthur's Excalibur

"In a land of myth, and a time of magic… the destiny of a
great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name… Merlin."

And last but not least, Excalibur!
We just watched all the Merlin seasons, so this was a fun one.
It started the same, all silver.
Then added on gold, then black...and then some silver adornments!

Step 7: Bake!

Now they are ready for some baking!
Place them on an oven sheet.

I baked them according to the package directions.
It was about 20 minutes in a 250* F oven.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
I find about 30 minutes is good.

Step 8: Enjoy and Vote!

Then enjoy your newly geekified tools.
Now, off to crochet something!

Hope you enjoyed this Instructable!
Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more fun!

And don't forget to Vote!  :)

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    19 Discussions


    2 years ago

    MERLIN!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED that show!! These are great!


    3 years ago

    can you buy the elder wand already made.


    3 years ago

    can you buy the elder wand already made.


    3 years ago

    The nerdiness in this instructable restored my faith in humanity for the day. I love it.

    Hi, you get a very good step by step tutorial.
    Allow you to showcase your work?

    Is it sad that I recognized the elder wand, light saber, and sonic screwdriver designs just by looking at the picture? Great idea! It makes crocheting a lot more fun!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Love this idea ~ Great for people with arthritis who have trouble crocheting.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Wondering how these are to crochet with? I've been considering using polymer on some hooks but have concerns about the comfort of using them.


    5 years ago

    I look at crochet hooks a whole different way now


    5 years ago

    LOVE IT (this absolutely deserves all caps)


    6 years ago

    Voted! These are amazing!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Oh my gosh! these are amazing! I'm not that much of a crochet person myself but honestly I would start doing it again for that sonic screwdriver one!


    6 years ago on Step 8

    I LOOVE this! Now I have to hit up my local craft store for clay....because that Sonic Screwdriver is soooo mine. Oh, and I voted for it, too! *wanders off muttering something about Anders' staff from Dragon Age 2 as well*


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Perfect for the friend that has everything for Christmas and is also a big time Geek! Thanks a ton!!


    6 years ago on Step 2

    These are beautiful, I have a problem with my thumb going numb rubbing it on the numbers I can coat them with clay and write the numbers somewhere else.

    Excellent it is one of those hit yourself in the head deals. Thanks for the great Instructable...