Have old barrettes or hair combs that need an update? I recently gave an old, worn faux leather barrette new life with the help of polymer clay.
- Polymer clay in your choice of color
- Makin’s® Clay Roller
- Swirly Feather
- Tiny Glass Marbles
- Craft Knife
- Clay Blade
- Sculpey® Bake & Bond Adhesive
- Clay tool or tooth pick
- Gold Brillance Ink Pad
- The clay I used was a blend made with instructions from Suzanne Ivester, The Polymer Chef. You can use any color clay you choose.
- Roll the clay to create a sheet about 1/8” thick.
- Use your barrette as a template and cut a rectangular piece of the rolled clay that is about 1/4” wider than the barette on all sides.
- Apply Bake & Bond Adhesive to top of barrette. Place clay piece over the barrette and smooth the edges downward and under the barrette. Trim any excess.
- Roll clay again to about 1/8” thick. Impress cay sheet with un-inked peacock feather stamp. Trim around the image with craft knife.
- Apply Bake & Bond Adhesive to top of barrette. Carefully place feather over top of barrette.
- Bake according to manufacturer instructions. Let cool.
- Use clay tool or tooth pick to carefully add Bake & Bond to all the impressed areas of the feather. I worked in sections. Sprinkle with gold tiny glass marbles.
- Bake again according to manufacturer instructions. Let cool. Use sponge to add a light touch of gold permanent ink to the outer edges of the feather.
Designed by Cindi McGee