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« on: June 10, 2010 12:53:23 PM »

I could not decide which pair to wear, so wearing them all!!   Grin


The bottoms are textured like real flip flops.



For those interested:
I cut out small flip flop sole with index card and cut around it instead of like she did with bent cookie cutter.  I thought perfection in my shoes by flipping the card sole over for left and right shoe.  I made my canes, placed slices onto clay sheet med thickness for ALL the soles,(roll roll roll flat) cut around card soles.  I put three holes for strap placement and baked them flat.  After baking I arranged my wires with crimps behind each hole after adding beads.  (two bead at toes join the wires then split with 6 seed beads on each wire then thru the other two holes)  Use the card sole to cut around two more soles per shoe for middle and bottom layers.  I used multi colors for layers.  I textured the bottom cut outs before assembly.  I stacked the two remaining soles to help "bury" the crimps inside.  Pinch gently the soles as to not mess up your bottom impression.  I had the impressions more messed up to give them a worn out sole in the areas I notice wearing out first on my real flipflops.   Roll Eyes
I used figure 8 bent wire over the toe crimp but between first and second layers to have a bail out the tippy top.  Bake flip flop again.
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 01:02:42 PM »

Purty, purty charms!
Especially the beaded thongs - toe catchers - on top.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 01:13:01 PM »

Thank you Jane2!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010 01:18:48 PM »

Let the sun shine! It makes me feel happy and long for the sun.
Like it!! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010 01:22:48 PM »

Thanks wendiek!
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010 01:24:11 PM »

Adorable!!! I love them, they are so cute!! I saw them on the home page in projects recently made, and I though "Must have been made from Polymer clay!!!"



Love em'!!!


Are you selling them??
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 01:29:03 PM »

Thank you sweetpetunia.   Grin   Not sure yet about selling these yet.  I wanted to see what my polyclay craftster peeps thinks first.  I had flip flop assembly line last night lol.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010 01:49:05 PM »

Not sure what the rules are, but you should definitely enter this into the jewelry & trinkets challenge! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347429.0
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010 01:53:26 PM »

I think they are adorable! I've been wanting to make some poly clay flip-flops ever since Is aw a lady make them on "That's Clever." You may have inspired me to get my butt in gear! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010 01:57:44 PM »

OOOOOO thanks for the info  loukr!  I will read the rules and see if I can.....

 HippieKender--I missed that episode, I am HUGE That's Clever fan.  I just gave these a good guess, I wonder if they are made the same way....hmmmm.....Did they use beads for straps too?
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010 05:13:12 PM »

OMGosh Gina these are soooo cute!! The bottoms are made of different canes you have made???  The colors are so bright and beautiful - they look like flipflops people would love to buy in the store - and the texture on the bottom is the perfect touch! I love them!
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010 06:08:05 PM »

Yes small canes since they are reduced even smaller when complete.  Tiny enough for barbie if her toes were apart lol.
 Grin

Thanx Kaleesi!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010 08:28:53 PM »

oooh - the flip flops are fabulous!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010 08:32:31 PM »

HippieKender--I missed that episode, I am HUGE That's Clever fan.  I just gave these a good guess, I wonder if they are made the same way....hmmmm.....Did they use beads for straps too?

I couldn't remember so I searched out the episode. It looks like, yes she used beads for the straps.
http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/washi-tin-gift-box-and-flip-flop-earrings/index.html
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010 09:51:39 PM »

Thank you  nougatgee!   Grin

Wow  HippieKender, I do think I remember that one!! My mind remembered enough to end up doing it this way.  I did mine with multiple bake times and used tigers-tailish wire with crimps instead of fishing line.  I feared my fishin line would melt in oven with baking it.

For those interested:
I cut out small flip flop sole with index card and cut around it instead of like she did with bent cookie cutter.  I thought perfection in my shoes by flipping the card sole over for left and right shoe.  I made my canes, placed slices onto clay sheet med thickness for ALL the soles,(roll roll roll flat) cut around card soles.  I put three holes for strap placement and baked them flat.  After baking I arranged my wires with crimps behind each hole after adding beads.  (two bead at toes join the wires then split with 6 seed beads on each wire then thru the other two holes)  Use the card sole to cut around two more soles per shoe for middle and bottom layers.  I used multi colors for layers.  I textured the bottom cut outs before assembly.  I stacked the two remaining soles to help "bury" the crimps inside.  Pinch gently the soles as to not mess up your bottom impression.  I had the impressions more messed up to give them a worn out sole in the areas I notice wearing out first on my real flipflops.   Roll Eyes
I used figure 8 bent wire over the toe crimp but between first and second layers to have a bail out the tippy top.  Bake flip flop again.
  Charm your charming charms on a chain.   Cheesy   Cool

Thanks so much  HippieKender for findin the original tute for US!!   Kiss
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2010 10:00:28 PM »

Yes I made up new word TUTELICIOUS or is that already used in here? lol I bet it is somewhere.   Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2010 08:42:59 AM »

Thank you  nougatgee!   Grin

Wow  HippieKender, I do think I remember that one!! My mind remembered enough to end up doing it this way.  I did mine with multiple bake times and used tigers-tailish wire with crimps instead of fishing line.  I feared my fishin line would melt in oven with baking it.

For those interested:
I cut out small flip flop sole with index card and cut around it instead of like she did with bent cookie cutter.  I thought perfection in my shoes by flipping the card sole over for left and right shoe.  I made my canes, placed slices onto clay sheet med thickness for ALL the soles,(roll roll roll flat) cut around card soles.  I put three holes for strap placement and baked them flat.  After baking I arranged my wires with crimps behind each hole after adding beads.  (two bead at toes join the wires then split with 6 seed beads on each wire then thru the other two holes)  Use the card sole to cut around two more soles per shoe for middle and bottom layers.  I used multi colors for layers.  I textured the bottom cut outs before assembly.  I stacked the two remaining soles to help "bury" the crimps inside.  Pinch gently the soles as to not mess up your bottom impression.  I had the impressions more messed up to give them a worn out sole in the areas I notice wearing out first on my real flipflops.   Roll Eyes
I used figure 8 bent wire over the toe crimp but between first and second layers to have a bail out the tippy top.  Bake flip flop again.
  Charm your charming charms on a chain.   Cheesy   Cool

Thanks so much  HippieKender for findin the original tute for US!!   Kiss



Thanks for the TUTELICIOUS!!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2010 09:36:40 AM »

So cute... love them!  And how fun to make; I could definitely see the assembly line in my mind when you mentioned it  Grin.

I don't know if I ever saw the That's Clever episode, but making mini flip-flops (and other mini shoes and purses) has been done (invented or modified, etc) but various clayers in the past too.  Here's the list I have on my Miniatures page for flip flops... some of the links now dead, though still contain ideas or possible ID:
oops... I should be able to find the "new" link for the Polyform site Tongue and for Debbie's site now that geocities closed... hold on:
Pat S's lesson on making flip-flops (thongs, beach shoes)
... 2 shoe-shaped sheets of textured Skinner Blend for sole ...bale (sic) is 16 g copper wire looped twice around rod ( "legs" inserted between 2 shoelayers) ...cane slices of multi-wrapped bullseyes for thong
http://www.sculpey.com/Projects/projects_FlipFlops.htm
Kathy W's flip flop earrings with seed bead thongs
http://www.kathyweinberg.com/flip_flops.html
Naamaza's flip-flops with cane-slice sheet as top layer of shoe... solid color thong + doodad on top of thong, added
http://www.naamaza.com/site/detail/departAlbum/showPic.asp?depart_id=2431&category_id=13081&picture_id=139046
Debbie Anderson's flip-flops and slippers and other shoes ...don't know if Debbie has a new site since geocities went down, but here's at least one of her necklaces showing a number of her shoes (she's also a real leather shoemaker in real life):
http://www.rings-things.com/gallery/displayimage-46-9.html
http://www.geocities.com/thousand_canes/full/shoegarden.jpg
Janet Scheetz's beach shoes (thongs/flipflops) as beads on a necklace, some with stripes or gingham-type checks for soles... 2nd color for under layer of shoes
http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/ppcg/guild6.html (gone)
Jan's flip flops (rubber sandals with toe thong) with flower(s) on top of thong, etc http://drumdiver.com/janmade/new_page_28.htm (gone)

and more clay flip flops:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=flip+flops+polymer+clay


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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2010 10:23:15 AM »

Thanks for your tutalicious tut! Cheesy  I am definitely going to try to find some time to play with clay today.
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2010 10:13:49 AM »

Yay DianeB is rocking again with even more Tutelicious links!!  TY!!

You are very welcome  sweetpetunia!
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2010 10:04:41 PM »

Wow! Very cute!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2010 10:30:44 AM »

Those are fantastic! Just in time for summer and flippy floppy time!
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2010 10:42:41 PM »

I made so many of these, I am flip flopped out.  Undecided
hmmmmmmm maybe time for some snow boots?  Or how about high heels?
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2010 09:05:43 AM »

I think other shoes would be fun (there are some lessons/examples at my site if interested), but what I always wanted to get to was little purses!  They are so cute (even when they're elegant), can be simple to do, and the possibilities are literally endless.  The main ones have been clutch or strap-type mini purses but again anything is possible.

Some of the best examples are gone from the web, but here are a few left (there are also some shoes, hats, etc, at some of these):

Debbie Anderson:
http://athousandcanes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/new05.jpg
http://athousandcanes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/new03.jpg
http://athousandcanes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/new04.jpg
http://athousandcanes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/new06.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccageoffrey/with/3814899474 (click on 7 mini clay purses)
http://sushicheeks.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/hello-world
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29200722@N07/2975830784
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/pcc/tinyswap.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoota/3592729546
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chillicrab/3395495374
http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/shoebox-clay-pins-and-switch-plate-covers-sock-snowmen/index.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragtree/2190748719/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativespirit/3212143316/in/photostream
http://www.desiredcreations.com/images/galleryFourPics/handNleatherPin.jpg

Sam Terry of The Bead Ranch made some of the very best ones but they've been offline for a long time.  Hers were simple in construction but all quite different and interesting.  Here's all I still have about them at my site:
"Bead Ranch's many tiny purse "charms" ...many made in (rounded) triangular wedge shapes (reshaped round beads, or covered scrap-clay shapes)....with clay "piping" ...many with beaded handles ...polymer or other doodads or other embellishments for clasp on top of purse (and clay all across)"

lesson on making leather shaped mini purse (or choc. cake) with polymer clay, handles, etc.:
http://www.thecakerator.com/2010/01/mini-purse-cake-tutorial.html
video lesson using one solid clay hunk for the purse (Hearty air-dry clay)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW_ce8Ynl3k
video lesson using a small "binder clip" as a permanent armature (she uses fabric, but could be decorative clay)
http://creatingdollhouseminiatures.blogspot.com/2010/07/binder-clip-purse-tutorial.html

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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2010 09:53:14 AM »

all mini-shoes and handbags/purses are just ssoooo adorable!!!!  and all girls love them!!  pls make more and show us!!
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