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« on: May 23, 2009 02:51:34 PM »

I love octopus tentacles and just the look of them and have finally found a reason to make these earrings. Well sort of...I made them for the OWS46 and now I have to make another pair for me!  Cheesy Made from sculpey clay.



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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009 03:03:18 PM »

I love these!! They are totally cool, you did an awesome job. I don't wear earrings, but I really want to make a knit octopus!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009 03:56:46 PM »

These are awesome!  Do you make a lot with Polymers?
You should check out the polymer boards.

I think you would like it , and we would love you there!

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009 04:30:50 PM »

So so so cool. I would rock those everyday. And the bright blue color is perfect!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009 04:47:22 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009 05:01:09 PM »

These are awesome!  Do you make a lot with Polymers?
You should check out the polymer boards.

I think you would like it , and we would love you there!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=238.0


I do dabble in polymer clay a bit, I just thought it was more appropriately posted here. Maybe I was wrong lol.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009 05:11:25 PM »

I just wisted these.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2009 06:25:57 PM »

Now those are awesome! You have inspired me to at least give polymer and sculpey stuff a go. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2009 06:33:47 PM »

For anyone who is thinking of attempting this its actually really easy, just a bit time-consuming. I just rolled out a log of clay tapered towards the end and flattened it a bit to have somewhat of a flat surface to adhere the tentacles to. Then (this is the tedious part) I took a darker shade of blue clay and rolled it very very thin and made tiny rings which are the tentacles. I pressed them on gently, starting small and working my way up. I didn't worry about pressing them on too hard because I knew after baking I was going to put the glaze over it which would prevent any of the tentacles from popping off. After applying all the tentacles I very carefully bent the log into a twisty tentacle shape and inserted the metal ring.

Not too hard. Just a test of one's patience  Grin
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holy cow those are amazing!!
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