October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Make sure you get your mammograms as required and wear a pin to bring awareness to support the fight to find a cure.
You will need:
Block of pink polymer clay (I used Sculpey)
Roller (make sure it is dedicated for clay use only)
Cutting blade or X-acto knife
Gloss finish for polymer clay
1 1/2" Pin back
1. The block of clay is divided into four sections. Cut one section to use for your pin. Condition the clay by kneading with your hand. When the clay is soft enough to work with, roll into a snake-like shape till it reaches 5 inches long.
2. Flatten the snake shape with a rolling pin till it is ¾” wide and an 1/8” thickness. Cut the tips off with the X-acto to make the ends somewhat even.
3. Fold the clay over making a loop and press together lightly. Use the X-acto knife to cut a triangle shape into each end. (see photo)
4. Lightly press the cabochon into the center to make an indentation and carefully remove. Smooth out any imperfections if necessary.
5. Line a pan with aluminum foil and bake in a 275-degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove and cool.
6. When cool, add a bit of E6000 glue to the area where you made an indentation for the cabochon and attach the cabochon. Coat the entire piece with gloss finish and let dry.
7. When the gloss finish is dry turn over and squirt a bit of E6000 glue on the back and attach a 1 1/2" pin to the back vertically and let dry. (See photo)
Note: Do not use microwave. Do not use tools that come in contact with food.