Letter Planter Charm

About: I am an Industrial Designer, who obviously loves to create. Now that I am a mom, most of my creations are inspired by my daughers. I believe that if more parents were making stuff with their kids, the world ...

In this Instructable I'll show you how to make this cute charm. It will look amazing in a necklace, purse tag or keychain.
I'll show you a technique that's very useful when sculpting with clay: double baking.

Now that monograms and personalized items are trendy make one for you!

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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Polymer clay

Pliers

Wire

Xacto knife

Paper

Pen

Optional: Shaping tools. They help sculpting but you could use any pen, knife, toothpick, old toothbrush; if you don't have these specific tools.

Step 2: Make the Letter

Begin by drawing the letter.

Roll out a ball of polymer clay. I used Premo sculpey in granite.

Place the paper over the clay.

With the knife cut the paper and the clay.

Step 3: Make the Walls

Roll out more clay and cut long stripes, they'll be the walls.
Put the places in place and press lightly.

Make a hole with the wire at the top.

Step 4: Bake It

Bake it according to the manufacturer's instructions. I use a disposable tray with a piece of paper inside, to avoid shiny spots.

Mine was in the oven for 20min at 250F.

Step 5: Make the Moss

Wait until the letter has cooled, it won't take long.

Add a piece of wire so that you can attach the charm to a chain, necklace or keychain later. Make a loop, and bend the excess inside the letter.

Form a long cylinder with green clay.

Put it inside the letter and push it.

Add texture with the old tooth brush.

Step 6: Bake Again

Once you are happy with the shape, bake it once more. Using the same time and temperature than the first time.

Even though the grey part is already hard, baking it again won't damage it.

Finally attach the charm to a chain or keychain.

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