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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Connected Fish Steampunk Pendant


SOMETHING FISHY by Patricia Krauchune

This month I decided to make a pendant using an old watch case. This is a fun, simple project. 

Supply List:

Makin's Clay® Black           Tiny Fish Skeleton          4 Jump Rings           Beacon™ Fast Finish Decoupage
Watch Case                         Copper Wire                   2 Small Gears           Art-C Wax in Silver/Gold/Copper
Small Circle Cutter              Krazy® Glue                                                    Baroque Art® Gilders Paste -Violet
DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™ Metallic Paint in Aquamarine

Recommended Makin's Tools:

Makin's Professional®: 
Cutting Mat      Professional Clay Tools®      Ultimate Clay Machine®

Instructions:

Roll out some Black clay on the #1 setting of the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®.  Next, fold the piece in half for more thickness. 

Make a fish head and tail pattern like the one shown.  Place the patterns on the folded piece of clay.  Use your craft knife to cut out.  You can also cut out with scissors.




Make 4 "hook" shapes from the copper wire.  You also want to make an "eye pin" shaped piece from the copper wire.

Insert the eye pin into the fish's mouth.  It is secured with Krazy® Glue.  Glue a hook shape into the bottom of the fish head and one into the top of the tail piece.



I used one of my Makin's Professional® tools to texture the head and tail to my liking.  

]Next, I stacked a small gear on top of a larger gear to form the fish's eye.  Use Krazy® Glue to secure. 


Roll out another small piece of Black clay on the #1 setting of the clay machine.  Again, fold in half.  

Push the watch case into the clay.  With the watch case in place, cut out a circle with a small circle cutter leaving a small edge around the case: (The size of the circle depends on the size of the watch case you have).  Texture with the edge of your clay tool. 

Set aside to dry for a day or two. 


When the piece is dried, carefully remove the watch case.  I then painted the middle section with Aquamarine paint.  When the paint was dried, I glued a tiny fish skeleton into the middle using Krazy® Glue. 

The watch case is then glued back on using the same glue.  

I rubbed some Art-C Wax and Baroque Art® Gilders Paste on the pieces using colors of my choice:  silver/gold/copper and violet. 


Assemble the parts by using 4 jump rings, two at each section, to join the fish together.  I used ball chain to suspend the pendant.  I sealed the deal using Beacon™ Fast Finish Decoupage. 


Here's my completed little fish pendant. 

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