Monday, March 5, 2012
Dr. Suess week Cat in the hat earrings a tutorial
This is the steps on how to make a set of red and white "cat hat" earrings. The tell tale red and white striped large top hat. This uses polymer clay I use the Sculpey brand I like that it is soft and does not need as much softening.However the red clay does stain your hands.
Step 2 Slice the larger red cylinder into slices -- I got four slices from mine. It squishes when you cut so you may want to reshape with your fingers into a circle.
Step 4 Roll the stacked slices gently and press them together gently.
Step 5 Press the stacked red and white slices onto the larger red cylinder slice.
finger sculpt as desired.
Step 6 Press a head pin through from the bottom of "brim" of the hat.
Step 7 Put in the oven and bake for five minutes at 275 degrees. Let cool completely
Step 8 Sand the polymer clay with a low grit sand paper. I like the wet dry sanding sponges the best. Smooth out all finger marks folds, miss colorings etc.
Step 10 Use needle nose pliers to bend the wire and create a loop. Thread this loop through the loop on a fish hook ear wire. I prefer to bend the wire through the ear wire rather then try to bend the ear wire of a prefabbed fish hook. I find certain brands tend to break when bent.
Step 11. Use wire cutters to cut off extra wire after loop is made. Or choose to but beads on a longer pin and make loop and let hang lower.