First things first, have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor yet? (Or the whole series since the third and final book came out last week?)
If so, wonderful, you will fully appreciate what inspired me to create this and next week's projects!
If not, what are you waiting for!?! Go out and buy it! Download it for your e-book reader! Borrow it from a friend, or the library (a friend who just happens to be a building)!
That's my subtle way of saying I highly recommend it.You don't need to have read the series to enjoy this tutorial though!
- White Sculpy
- Leather necklace cording
- White Acrylic Paint
- Ruler (Couldn't find one so I used a seam gauge, not bad)
- Piercing Tool
- X-acto Knife
- Aluminum foil
Step 1: Get a small ball of clay. Its ok if, like me you can't keep white clay clean, we're going to paint it. My ball is about 3/4th in.
Step 2: Roll out each of your balls into thin logs
Once it is uniform and thin(1/8th in.) cut a 3 1/2 in. section off.
Here's a picture showing both of the finished 3 1/2in. tall 1/8th in. wide logs.
Step 3: Flatten out about 1/2 an inch of each log
Connect these flat sections together. Do your best to hide the seam and make sure the pieces don't come apart.
One you've got a secure connection you can shape this section a little. You just make the top section of a wishbone.
Now flatten and round the bottoms of the ends that we have not connected together.
Wishbones have an interesting curvature. I did my best to replicate it, as pictured below.
Once the bone is shaped to your satisfaction cook it according to the directions on your clay package!
Step 5: When its done baking and has had time to cool off, paint it white. I used two coats
Step 6: When the paint has had time to dry, string the wishbone on a length of cord. Ta-da! Now you have a necklace that can remind you that hope is sometimes the strongest magic.
Til Next Time!