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
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!
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