Friday, October 21, 2011

Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials

Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials:
All pieces can be made with black and white clay. They are really cool when made with glow-in-the-dark clay.
Spiderweb~
Flatten a piece of clay with a pasta machine or with a rolling pin.
With a circle cutter, cut a circle from the clay.
Use the same circle cutter to cut six curves around the circle.
You should have a piece that looks like this, with six points.
Roll a thin snake out of the black clay.
Lay and cut the snake to connect the points.
It should look like this, with 3 black snakes/lines connecting the points.
Now, roll a very long, thin snake out of black clay.
Starting at the center, make a spiral on the web.
To finish, poke hole and bake according to clay directions.
I have used these to make earrings, but they can be used in many ways: charms, pendants, ornaments, etc....

Skull~

Start with a large ball of white clay (for the head) and two small balls of black clay (for the eyes).
Flatten the white ball of clay.
Shape the bottom (jaw) of the flattened ball. You want to flatten the two sides and bottom.
You should have a skull shape that looks like this.
Grab a thick needle or needle tool.
Impress the needle in the bottom, center of skull.
Impress the needle two more times, on both sides of the center impression.
Roll the tiny black balls of clay and position them as eyes. I like to make one bigger than the other.
Add a pink bow for a girly skull.
My daughter Sienna's skull.
Adding her bow.
Poke holes if desired and bake according to clay directions.
These can be used as earrings, for necklaces, ornaments, buttons, bow centers, etc..., etc...
The sizes and colors can be varied. You can add other details, like a spider to the web, or a patch to the eye of the skull for a pirate skull! What about a royal skull or a sugar skull?

Use your imagination and have fun!

© 2011 threemoonbabies / Marjorie Dalgarn, All rights reserved.You may use this tutorial to make jewelry for sale. If you do so, please link back to Marjorie Dalgarn ( http://3moonbabies.etsy.com orhttp://livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com) in the item description.
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2 comments:

chris said...

These are so cute...if that can be said of skulls!

Marjorie said...

Thanks!