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« on: May 12, 2012 11:10:07 PM »

I am making a little teddy bear for my geology professor, and I would love for the bear to have a tiny hand lens (something a geologist will always carry with them in the field). It looks like this:



It's worn on a strap around the neck. Thing is, actual hand lenses are expensive, plus they're kinda big for this little teddy bear I'm making (it's only about 8 inches tall). Any ideas on how to recreate this? I feel like polymer clay would be too big for this, but I'm short on ideas. Anybody got any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012 02:38:29 AM »

Hmm....I would think polymer clay would be ideal for this - working small shouldn't be a problem, just take your time with it and maybe use a firmer clay to avoid squishiness problems. You could also use a glass cabachon (so you can bake it - acrylic may melt/warp) and then either use mica powders or metallic paint for the shiny bits.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012 08:29:10 AM »

I am intrigued by this problem.When do you need it by? Right away, I assume. I might have something that would work. What size should it be? Give me the size open and shut.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012 02:28:10 PM »

Ideally, no bigger than 1.5 in closed (and probably double that open, so 3"). If not, then I might have to go raid the polymer clay aisle at Hobby Lobby later.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012 04:29:04 PM »

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