Polymer Clay Jewlery Tutorial - Make a Hair Barrette with Papa's Clay
Here's what you will need to get started:
- Any color Papa's Clay for the base colors
- Some flowers made out of Papa's Clay from our previous tutorial
- X-ACTO knife or sharp blade
If you don't have any of these tools, it's okay, you can use all sorts of things you have lying around the house like toothpicks, needles, pens, etc.
Step 1 - Condition the Clay
Papa's Clay conditions differently than other types of clay. It just needs some gentle rolling and heat from your hands. Make sure to condition your clay before you start working with it. Small pieces take just a few seconds to condition and big pieces can take up to a minute or two. You can use a hair dryer to condition it even quicker.
Step 2 - Add some clay to a blank hair barrette
Take your hair barrette and the color you want to use as a base. Add a small amount of your base color polymer to the hair barrette.
Use your fingers and knife to smooth it out and trim off any excess clay. Keep on smoothing your polymer clay out until you get a nice, level, and consistent layer of polymer clay.
Step 3 - Add some liquid clay or glue to your barrette
Add some liquid clay to your barrette so the flowers will stick to it. If you don't have liquid clay, you can use super glue. Liquid clay will be easier to use because you will not have a time limit to move and position the flowers.
Step 4 - Add and arrange your flowers
Add your flowers in a nice arrangement so they fit neatly on the hair barrette.