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« on: March 17, 2012 11:58:03 AM »

Below is my first shot at making miniature "food" with polymer clay.

This is a stretchy cord bookmark with polymer clay challah, croissant, and baguette trinkets dangling from braided leather lacing.

The hardcover book (just learned how to make these last week) on which bookmark trinket lies is is also handmade. It contains a charming children's book set in a boulangerie in France. It was written by a dear friend, who is the intended recipient of the book and bookmark.

I'm going to take a stab at making a polymer clay toque trinket/charm for a second bookmark to complete the gift.

Thanks in advance for your advice, critique, and suggestions for improvement.

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012 12:45:03 PM »

So cute! I <3 bread!
The children's books sounds sweet. I bet your friend will love it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012 09:25:05 AM »

Your first time?? I'm so impressed. They turned out wonderful. Who doesn't love bread??
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012 11:58:22 AM »

Very nice little foods Smiley .

I don't have any particular suggestions aside from the fact that you might want to add some browning-shading on top of the breads perhaps (which can be done in several ways), but if you want a bunch of tips, lessons, and examples re making miniature polymer clay foods as well as "browning" you might want to check out these pages at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm > Foods >> Breads
http://glassattic.com/polymer/houses_structures_gingerbread.htm > Candies & More Sweets >> Cookies, Pies, Cakes

And if the toque you want to make is a hat, you might want to check out some of the stuff on making miniature polymer clay hats on this page:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm > Clothing >> Accessories
If it's the shape I'm guessing, you might want to check out Sue Heaser's method for making a similarly-shaped miniature pot (without a mold) too:
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/orntrees1.html



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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012 04:07:18 AM »

Thanks so much, everyone, for your feedback! I had a great time working on this project, and am excited to give it to my friend.

Diane, you are a veritable wealth of information. GlassAttic.com is amazing. Thank you especially for taking the time to find the info that's just right for me. I've always appreciated that about your posts here; they're specific, targeted, and ultrauseful. I had already made the little toque ornaments (totally winged it - they look ok, but not great) by the time I read this, but now I'm inspired to make more using that almost pottery-like technique (brilliant!) you mentioned.

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I like the detail in the bread. Good job. GlassAttic is wonderful!
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012 06:59:42 PM »

That's great! What else do you munch on while reading in a cafe? All it needs is a teacup.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012 08:32:48 AM »

Thanks CD and lorifellows Smiley.  And being specific is very much what I try to do.  Always wish I could have gotten really helpful and specific answers when I first started polymer clay eons ago (...but then there probably wouldn't have been a GlassAttic Cry since my search for understanding and those specifics about polymer clay were how GA got started...just for me, later put online to share with anyone interested in polymer clay).

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