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Friday, March 15, 2019

Heart Wall Art


Design Team Member Steph Ackerman recently shared this pretty heart wall art.  Steph used Makin's Clay® to create the heart embellishments on her project. Makin's Clay® is the perfect choice for all sorts of mixed-media projects!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Makin's Clay® Design Team

In the coming year our International Design Team will be bringing you lots of inspiring projects made with Makin's Clay® and Makin's® tools!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Geared Heart Pendant

GEARED HEART PENDANT by Patricia Krauchune 
I love using small pieces of left over clay to make a new project.  Nothing goes to waste if you use Makin's Clay®!

Supplies:

Small piece of dried Makin's Clay® (any color)
6 Jump rings
Large, medium and small gear
Watch stem
DecoArt® Extreme Sheen Copper paint
Tin paint, Aged Bronze paint 
Paintbrushes 
Small screw
Patina paint
Drill to make small holes (or similar tool - Makin's Clay® is easily drilled with a pick tool, even after it is dry!)
Craft knife or carving tool
Clay tool to make "carved" lines 
Jewelry pliers 
Bead chain
Krazy® Glue or strong clear drying adhesive such as Beacon 527®
Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat 

Instructions:

Draw a heart shape on a piece of dried clay. 

Carve out the heart shape and refine the edges.

Drill small holes as shown in the picture. 

Attach jump rings to the holes you just drilled.

 

Texture the heart by carving some lines.

Start layering part by first painting on copper, tin, and then aged bronze metallic paints. 



Stack the three gears starting with the largest and ending with the smallest. Push a watch stem into the holes in the gears and glue to the heart front. 

Add a tiny screw to the base of the heart. 

Lastly, use a little patina paint to age the piece. 

Add bead chain.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Make Bookmarks Live with Bea Grob



Design Team Member Bea Grob recently shared a Facebook Live demonstrated where she made bookmarks with Makin's Clay®.   You can still view her class video on our Facebook page.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Steampunk "Faucet" Bottle of Hope


Design Team Member Patricia Krauchune recently shared this fun Steampunk style Bottle of Hope made with Makin's Clay®!   

Note - Here is a bit more information about what Bottles of Hope are - Makin's Clay® is proud to have our designers supporting this worthy effort through the creation of Bottles of Hope featuring Makin's Clay®.  

Bottles of Hope are small glass bottles covered with polymer clay and given to cancer patients. They symbolize a wish and a hope for health.  This project was started in 1999 by a Rhode Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally. Bottles are made by artists, students, survivors, seniors and many more who volunteer their time and love.   Learn more about this worthwhile project, see a gallery of many creative bottles and more here on their website



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