Friday, December 12, 2014

CHEERS! Holiday Polymer- Perfect for Gifts!

by Staci Louise Smith

I am horrible at Christmas Cards.  I never get them done in time, and we take our kids annual Christmas picture, usually on Christmas Eve.  That's how I roll.  

I do however try to make a little something for my friends and family each year.  Usually, its a special Christmas ornament.  This year, I wanted to do something different for them.  Since a few of them are wine drinkers (ok, ok, all of them are!) I thought wine toppers could be cool.  I wasn't sure how they would turn out, but hey, I have polymer, and picked up some corks.

Well, after three leisurely play days in the studio, I have wine toppers-


Here they are before I glued them, all set up ready to go in the studio.  

And here they are all finished and ready for gifts!
(I definitely need to make these to sell as well)

How did I make them?

I created the polymer pieces first, baked and finished them.

Then I drilled a hole in the bottom as well as the cork.  

I fitted in a 14g wire so it attached both of them securely.

Then I mixed up my 2 part epoxy, took them apart one at a time, and glued them.

To ensure a good bond, I tied string around them so the connection was nice and firm.  

I could NOT be more happy, and now they will have something they can use year round...ILO just at the Holidays. 

I never get tired of what you can do with Polymer Clay!


Alice said...

What great gifts. Everyone will enjoy these and the fact that they are made by you.

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great gifts and so attractive!

ciaolucia said...

Stacilouise, love them - they are so cool!

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