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littlemiss83
« on: December 12, 2009 12:18:01 PM »

The first time i started with polymer clay, half of the items didn't turn out good, and i don't know what to do with them
What do you do with the ugly things you have made  ?

Here are some of mine:


Most of them have these wire things, i stopped using them cause they were too big and i didn't have that many:
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 12:37:21 PM »

throw them away and chalk it up to being a newbie...see if you can save the eye screws, but seriously, why give them any more attention?--move on to better things! Wink

at least you recognized that they were, uh, not your best--no offense, but your first cupcake looks like iced poo! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009 12:41:14 PM »

Lol yea most of the things i will throw out, i actually made a reindeer with the meat thing, broken lollipop stick and the red cherry on "iced poo" Tongue

And ya i don't take offense cause they are hideous anyways, i think everyone has items they dislike they made but hey you gotta start some where
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009 12:47:35 PM »

yup--you should see my first crochet items--they look like I glued yarn together in clumps!  glad you have a sense of humor about it--the key is that you started and you are keeping at it! YAY!

omg--do you have the reindeer?  that would be something since I love seeing recycled items!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009 01:22:13 PM »

LOL I will keep my first cupcake so i can see how far an improvement i had
Yea i have the reindeer
Here is it when it was apart before i painted it:

After, and i glazed it too:

Here is other items i painted: 2 chocolates they need the filling still and the cake now has strawberry filling:

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 01:57:40 PM »

I kept a lot of my first things, but mostly because I'm a packrat.  Happy I did though because they show others (and me) how a "beginner" might look! 

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009 09:02:42 PM »

lol--nice save! from meat to a  reindeer--who would have thought! thanks for making me laugh--and keep on practicing and sharing your posts!
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009 02:51:09 AM »

I keep it and wrap it in other colour clay - for example if i'm making chocolates then i'll wrap the clay colour I don't want in brown and smoosh it into cubes. I'm sure you can maybe do that for some other items that aren't very flat.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010 01:01:37 PM »

I agree with ochamelon-- polymer clay can be rebaked, so use it as a filler when you have are making a larger piece and cover it.

If I am really feeling ambitious, I grind a failed piece into small chips and use them to speckle-color other projects.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010 03:14:13 AM »

On youtube videos I've seen where to make sprinkles they use flakes of clay, I assume pre baked... Maybe if you got out your blade or just a huge hammer, you can smush them up and use them as little sprinkles for future cakes and such Smiley
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