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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Make a cute strawberry necklace for summer! Full tutorial!

All you need is some leftover polymer clay and a few more "ingredients"....

Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are polymer clays, clear lacquer, a paintbrush, gold acrylic paint, a long chain, and iron-on metal studs (like those ones for t-shirts on the sticky backing). You will also need a length of thick wire or a headpin with a loop, and a jumpring.

Step 2: Shape your clay into a strawberry shape. Roll into ball and gently pinch the one end to make it elongated. No, make about 8 little teardrop nuggets, these will be for the strawberry petals. 

Step 3: Flatten those teardrops and attach them to the top of the strawberry. Flip them up a little at the end to mimic a real strawberry. Take your length of wire or headpin with the top looped and stick through the top of the strawberry, press down far to secure. Make sure only a little bit of the loop sticks out, so that it's not totally noticeable. After baking, you can add some superglue around this spot if you like to make sure the wire won't pull out of the strawberry.

Step 4: Take your little stud decal; pick off one of the gold studs and press into your strawberry. Continue all around to add seeds on all sides, make sure you press the studs far down to secure.
Now bake your strawberry. I do about 125 degrees in a toaster oven for 25 minutes or so. Paint the top petals with the gold acrylic paint, and cover all in a clear lacquer to finish. Add to chain with a jumpring.

Delicious- you're all set!

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