|Time Flies...Steampunk Bird Pendant - by Patricia Krauchune|
For my April project, I made a simple steampunk bird that even a novice can replicate. This project is made easy using Makin's Clay® The No Bake Clay®.
Makin's Clay® - Black 6 Brass Pins/2 Glass Head Pins DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™ -Silver
3 Watch hands/face 6-7 Small straight pins Art® Copper
Various other watch parts Copper wire for bale Inka Gold Metallic RubGreen/Yellow
Propeller Krazy® Glue Craft knife
3 gears in different sizes Krylon® 18k Gold Leafing Pen Americana® Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
Recommended Makin's® Tools:
Makin's® Professional® - Cutting Mat
- Clay Roller
- Texture Sheets - Dots & Wood Grain
Hand roll the Black Makin's Clay® to a 1/4" thickness. Using the pattern at the bottom, cut out the basic bird shape with your craft knife. Place the bird on the "Dots" texture sheet then place the "Wood Grain" texture sheet on top. Lightly burnish to impress the patterns onto the clay.
Remove the top texture sheet, but leave the bird on the bottom one. I added the watch hands for the tail feathers securing them with the yellow plastic head pins. The watch face was then glued in place with Krazy® Glue followed by the propeller which is held in place with a glass head pin I cut a gear in half and glued that above the watch hand tail "feathers". Another gear was inserted into the side of the bird. Use whatever watch parts you have to complete the head. A small gear with a glass head pin forms the eye. I looped some copper wire to make a bale. Put aside for 48 hours to completely dry. When dry, I used the Krylon® 18k Leafing Pen to color the edges.
Various colors of Metallic Rubs were used to finish...copper, silver, green/yellow. Lastly, I sealed the entire bird with Americana® Triple Thick Gloss Glaze™.