|Bee & Hive Clip-On|
Designed by Donna Budzynski
*Earth Tones 120g multi-pack - Persimmon
Makin's® Professional™ Ultimate Clay Extruder® - Round Disc #5
Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive
Gather all supplies.
Place Persimmon clay from the Earth Tone multi-pack into the Ultimate Clay Extruder™.
Place round Disc #5 into cap, replace cap and turn handle to extrude clay.
Coil clay into hive shape.
Cut a small amount of wire and make an eye loop.
Add a bit of 3-in-1 Adhesive to end and insert into the top of the hive while clay is still fresh.
Make a small impression in bottom coil to appear as an opening of hive.
Roll a small amount of black clay and gently press into impressed area for hive opening. (If clay is still fresh, no additional adhesive is needed. If dry, add 3-in-1 adhesive to mount).
Mix Persimmon clay with a small amount of Yellow clay. Roll in your hands and make a head and body.
Roll two small strips of black clay and wrap around body to make stripes. Make a small stinger from black clay and mount on end of body.
Make a second eye loop from wire. Add a bit of 3-in-1 adhesive and insert into top of bee body while clay is still fresh.
Cut two small pieces of wire for antennas. Roll out two small balls if black clay to put on the ends of wire for the tops of the antennas. Add a touch of 3-in-1 and mount balls to top of wires, then add a touch of 3-in-1 and insert antennas into the head of the bee while the clay is still fresh.
Let hive and bee dry 24 hours.
Add jump rings and lobster clasp and hook to a back pack, or a gift bag. This would be an adorable accent for a gift basket with honey!