Monday, March 16, 2009


Megan's birthday will be here soon, and I'm at a total loss as to what to get her for a present. This is one of the (few) things I've come up with so far. I'd been wanting to play around with polymer clay for awhile, but had never gotten around to it. On one of my last visits to Michaels, I saw that it was on sale. If you know me, "sale" is my language!

Megan is really into Tinkerbell, and lately has gotten very interested in baubles and dress up. So, making a Tinkerbell necklace was a natural choice for my first clay project. The clay is really easy to work with - I was actually pleasantly surprised.

I knew I wanted to make her a bead, and so it was 2peas to the rescue! I posted a question there about doing the hole before baking, or after baking and the talented ladies there told me before baking would be easiest. So, I poked a hole in her and put her in the oven. Then, it was another trip to Michaels for the beads. I put it on elastic jewelry cord because I know Megan will want to take it on and off herself, and if the necklace has a clasp, I know it'll get broken sooner or later.
I'm pleased with how she turned out, especially for my first try at polymer clay. I did just realize that I forgot to put tiny beads in the holes I made for her eyes, so I'll have to add those. Megan will love this necklace, I'm sure!

1 comment:

Team Thompson said...

that is amazing and tooooooooooo cute!