Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Easy Polymer clay pin for Breast Cancer awareness




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

Pink Cabochon

E6000 glue

Gloss finish for polymer clay

Ruler

1 1/2" Pin back

Home oven

Aluminum foil

Small paintbrush

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.

  

8 comments:

  1. Clever idea and one I'll be making as soon as I get supplies.

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  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  3. That looks very easy and could be made in any size. Nice! :)

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  4. Very sweet - it would last forever :)

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  5. Guess what? We have a new feature on the Bowdabra Blog!

    Sometimes we will feature a blogger who most followed our blog theme of the week. We will always announce the theme in our Saturday Showcase. This past week the honor of being our first ever Feature Friday Crafty Theme Star goes to you over here at Make it Easy Crafts because you linked up Easy Polymer clay pin for Breast Cancer Awareness and that was our theme last week! WOOT!

    Feel free to copy the picture and place it on your blog with a link to your post!

    Have a super weekend,

    Susie at Bowdabra
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  6. What a great project. I love the final result. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  7. I love the way this turned out!! It is super cute and you made it seem like working with the clay is super easy [i've never used it before] :) Thank you for stopping by and linking up at our Stop, Look, and Link party this week! Hope to see you next week! <3

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Thanks for your lovely comments!