March 28, 2011

Making Clay Tags


I decided to try making clay tags. 
I've never seen any made with vintage buttons and jewelry (Although I am sure they are out there) so I thought I would give it a whirl.


I used the clay that you bake in the oven to harden


Rolling it out and cutting it into circles, I didn't have any cookie cutters or I would have done other shapes.  I do many things, but baking, not so much!


Used a straw to cut the smaller circles


And rubber stamps on some to make word impressions


Then gathered some buttons, charms, and jewelry making impressions in the clay, this makes them look like they were all made together and not glued on top


After baking at 270 degrees for 25minutes, I attached them with a little E-6000


I used a little paint over the word impressions made with the rubber stamps then wiped the paint off


Painted some of the tags with acrylic paint

And added clay roses to others 


How to make clay roses is here


This was a fun easy project


They can hang on candle holders



Vases


Gifts


Well, you can use them for just about anything!



Just a couple of tips
If you are having trouble getting your clay soft enough to roll out put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds

I left some of the jewelry and charms in the clay while I baked it and they survived just fine.

Have I told you lately how much fun I am having and how I treasure each of your comments!

Congratulations, by random number generator the winner of the Annie G apron giveaway was Stacy@ Stacy's Shabby Shoppe She choose the market bag, love it, we are all jealous Stacy!



Happy Crafting!
Carol

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31 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Carol these are really cute...my youngest son would love to help me make these. Jack loves clay too! Thanks for sharing, looks easy enough for even me. Congrats to the lucky winner.

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Fabulous make - they looks so lovely and look easy enough even for me to try a go at - thanks for the great how to. Scarlett x

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

these are so cute! thanks for showing how to make these!

La said...

Fantastic! You are so clever, my friend.

I hope all is well with you. La

~Sheri~ said...

fun and urs r great!.....Didnt I win the market bag?.....oh well....congratulations to the winner~lucky girl!!!!

Mary said...

Congrats Stacy what an awesome gift! Thank you Carol for hosting such a wonderful giveaway and thank you Anne for donating such wonderful prizes.
Thank you Carol for stopping by my blog also, I look forward to getting to know you better. I love your new post with the clay tags,such great idea! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week! Mary

laxsupermom said...

Love these! What a great idea to make the impressions pre-baking so that they look like they were all made together. Thanks for sharing.

US said...

These are lovely:) I must have a try at making some. Thank you for the inspiration. x

A Vintage Green said...

Completely charming, I liked your idea of pre-pressing the objects into the clay before baking - makes a lower profile, good integration.
- Joy

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
You have done a wonderful job! I love adding the jewelry pieces. I think you might be the first. I also think they will sell really well in your booth.

hugs
Sissie

Trisha said...

Your tags turned out way too cute!

~Trisha

Char said...

You are just the cat's pjs Carol, love the idea. Mind if I try it? Char

sandi collins said...

i love your tags. you are so inspiring

Gina said...

Your tags are really cute! You always have the greatest projects.

Debbie said...

I can tell you're having fun because your work is so beautiful and UNIQUE. I think the tags fantatic. Every time I visit it's something new.

Wish I had a smidge of your creativity.

Char said...

Thank you so much Carol, I think I will make some for the items on my website. I appreciate your generousity. I didn't want to take your idea and run with it without first asking, Char

Createology said...

Your clay tags are super fun. I can imagine all sorts of themes, uses and holiday decor with these. Congratulations to Stacy. Carol your give was so generous. Happy week ahead...

mississippi artist said...

These are great- I am going to make some to go on the jelly and relishes that I give as gifts.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness these are just beautiful!! I am so excited to make these. I am now on the hunt for old jewelery.

Anonymous said...

I hate to sound stupid but can you let me know what kind of clay that would be? I would so appreciate it. With such a large family I try to make sure that I can give gifts, inexpensively. Your tags are just beautiful. Thanks bunches DEB crafteeomi at gmail dot com

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Lucky Stacy! Chatted with Annie last night. Sure wish we could all meet up! Your clay tags are charming. Sure wish I had the gumption to make 100 or so of them to go on the wedding favors...NOT. But maybe a few. xoxo
P.S. The carpet is just an old berber and I had a trash bag under it. That old carpet has seen so much abuse and it still keeps on ticking. :)

Something Special said...

I love these as I can see do many other bloggers. You were so creative with these. loved them!

Roselle said...

Sooo pretty! Love your take on it with vintage jewelry! They look so pretty on the jars!
xo
Roselle

Vicki said...

Hi, Carol. This is a great little project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Deanna said...

I have always loved the clay tags just thought it might be too much to mess with. But it seems pretty easy that I might have to try making some now. I like making things like this for gifts at christmas makes it more special :) Thanks for the post!

Deanna

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this I love! It looks like it could be a project I could do with kids which is so perfect!

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carol, The clay tags are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial on making clay roses too. Both of these are projects I would love to do.
Hugs,
Sherry

Betsy said...

Carol, these are just so sweet; a perfect embellishment. I think they'd look great as a pendant on a necklace. So many possibilities. Thank you for the tutorial.

Diane Mars said...

Carol Thanks for the great input on my Million Dollar Question... I do think your right and I think Seasonal might be something I should hold back on a bit... it is so nice to get so many woman giving some constructive comments. Thanks so much. I love your new clay projects and my favorites the ones with the jewels, hey they would make great Shower favors. baby or Wedding. oxox, Diane

Mixed Kreations said...

Love the clay tags, and they look simple to make. Think I will try making a pendant like this or even a focal for a bracelet. Thank you for sharing.