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JessySihk
« on: October 31, 2010 05:45:43 PM »

I have only made one so far =] But being an avid sculptor I am always looking for fun new projects, I saw someone make shawl pins out of clay! I of course borrowed the idea and put my own spin on it =] And here is the result! There will be more to come because i think they are just so cute! And it goes great in my sweater =]

All Polymer clay, I used a bamboo skewer for the pin part.

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010 05:53:01 PM »

Very cute!  You did a fantastic job.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010 06:07:01 PM »

Thanks =]
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010 06:15:30 PM »

WOW!  This is lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010 06:17:59 PM »

Thank you =]
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010 10:09:57 PM »

awesome idea! i love the feather!

did you have to sand the bamboo skewer at all?  did you have any problems with snagging?
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010 10:25:18 PM »

Nope =] I might sand down the point though, it is rather pointy.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010 11:54:10 AM »

Beautiful, really great work. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010 12:25:10 PM »

Nice job!  Did you use an armature of some kind under the clay, or just use a strong brand of clay?

My mother-in-law knitted a "shoulder/neck warmer" as an xmas gift for me one year (basically a large triangle).  The "connector" to hold the ends together in the front (through both sides of knitting) was one of those old plastic hair-roller sticks with a knob on one end which works great (to this day) because it's smooth, the right size and shape, and also has a blunted point.  I'd hate to lose it...not sure if they're even made today.  

You could use tapestry needles in the same way though, then bake or glue a clay bead/etc on the end perhaps.  If not long enough for your sweater donut pins though, you could cover armature wire or music wire with clay like some of the clay hair sticks, etc., or even perhaps use aluminum knitting needles you could trim shorter with a Dremel/etc to get that really-smooth surface that's good for slipping through knitting/yarn.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010 03:01:03 PM »

The bamboo skewers work great =] i like the woody look to them, and I might even get small cans of different colored varnish or lacquer to fancy them up.
Good ideas, but the clay I use is strong =] it wont bend or budge, Trust me i put this pin through the ringer of tests on durability ;] lol.

My boyfriend does wood working on a lathe with all kinds of exotic woods, he makes beautiful fountain pens, I may have him lathe me some wooden sticks for my pins =] maybe out of Curly Maple, which is beautiful! and Ebony and blood wood would be nice too!
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