If April showers bring May flowers, then we are bound to have bunches of flowers! I can't complain about all the rain, though, since we had such a mild and relatively low snow winter. Whenever it doesn't snow much, I always worry about summer droughts, so I'm actually pretty happy it's raining! Plus, all this rain gave me an idea for a bookmark.
You will need:
- Purple polymer clay
- Plain paper clip
- Pointed tool
Massage your clay until it is soft. Then, roll it into a ball. Press and pinch it into a rounded half moon and, using your pointed tool, press indentations from the center downwards to form the wires of the umbrella. Next, pinch of small pieces at the bottom of the umbrella, in between each line. Use the handle of your pointed tool to smooth these out into crescents.
Finally, use the pinched off pieces to secure the paperclip to the back of the umbrella. Bake at 275 degrees for about 15 minutes for every quarter inch of thickness.