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« on: March 04, 2009 01:01:47 AM »

How to make an embellished/clay-covered locket
For beginners
Also posted here: http://beadladyangeli.blogspot.com/2009/03/diy-wednesday-cupcake-locket.html

What you need:
Metal locket
Strong polymer clay (I recommend Premo)
Texture sheets or rubber stamps
Craft knife
E6000 glue

Before you begin:

1. Condition the clay
2. Clean the locket. Wipe off any dirt and oils that may have been transferred from your hands.
*TIP:  Work with the locket open.  Every once in a while, check the hinges to ensure they remain clay-free.


Step 1. Make a clay ball.

Step 8. Add other embellishments (like the 2D cupcake from the previous tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291611.0).

Step 9. Bake according to clay manufacturer's instructions. Read more.

Step 10. Repeat all steps for the reverse side if you wish.

TIP: Over time, the clay will get detached from the locket. So if you want your polymer clay lockets to last, follow these extra instructions:

After baking

Step 1. Peel off the clay from the locket.

Step 2. Apply a thin layer of E6000 glue to the clay.

Step 3. Attach the clay back onto the locket.

Step 4. Let glue dry for 24 hours or more.

And you're done!

I would like to thank thenoodlebowl for posting a tutorial on her site some time ago.  It is the take-off point of this tutorial.  http://www.thenoodlebowl.com/jongleur/howto_juri.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009 04:13:20 AM »

Thank you for this. I just got some blank lockets and I was wondering what to do with them.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009 06:08:12 AM »

I love the cupcake locket and thanks for the tut. Wink

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 06:18:33 AM »

oooo - never thought of lockets! sweet idea! thanks for the tut

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009 10:50:46 AM »

this is a super cute idea! I love it. You could personalize it to keep a lock of pets hair in to remember them after they passed, or a bit of ashes or even something fun like your favroite feather or memento. Great concept!
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009 12:05:16 PM »

wow, this is such a brilliant idea! Thank you!

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