Today I have been working on hand-making Little Book charms out of Polymer Clay. I typically will make around 100 charms per batch so it's an all day possess... well in reality it's a several day possess, but 90% of it will be done today (and for those of you who read me regularly know that is a 12 - 14 hour day). If you look very closely you can tell there are 2 sizes of book being made... Small and Really Small.
First I have to prep the clay and make the "paper" part of the books.
- Then I create the "Covers"
- On the curved side I create an indentation and a little black label for the "binding"
- Then It's put them all on Head Pins and into the oven with them
After they bake I seal them and let them dry for 3 days, witch I still need to do. Once they are dry I twist the wire at the top to create a loop.
Tada! A batch of Book Charms are borne.
For the most part all the charms have marbleized covers so each one is different, this can make finding 2 close enough to be earrings a little difficult. When they are all finished I will use them for Earrings, Funky Bracelets and Pepole Pins.