Okay, I love how this turned out. I have been wanting to try making charms out of clay and painting them to appear metallic for a while, and it worked pretty well! The bonus is that it is much lighter than a metal charm.
You will need:
- Polymer clay
- Silver metallic spray paint
- Pointed tool
- Jump ring
- Silver chain
Knead your clay until it is soft, then form it into a flattened football shape.
With your pointed tool, draw a line down the center of the feather. Then, add some veins onto the feather. These definitely don't need to be perfect! Also, use the tool to push all the way through the feather in a few places.
Next, use your pointed tool to pierce through a hole at the top of the feather. This is for the jump ring after you bake it. Bake according to package directions- likely 275 degrees for 15 minutes for every quarter inch of thickness.
Once the feather is baked and completely cool, spray it with your silver spray paint. Let the first side dry, then flip it over and spray the other side. Add your jump ring to the feather and put it on your chain. I also added a few little charms.
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