Being a huge fan of RPGs and power metal and all things involving elves (proper elves, not little brats who make toys for Santa
) I made this elvish-looking pendant:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Kuolema_Nox/Pendant.jpg
They're dead easy to make. You just need:
- 1.5 parts salt
- 1 part water
- 4 parts flour
- Sculpey or another sort of clay (if using this, you can miss out the above three things)
- Silver- or gold-coloured paint
- Black oil paint or shoe polish
- Diamantes or paste jewels or whatever they're called (optional)
- Some kind of string, elastic, chain, clip etc. to string your pendant on
Right, here we go...
1. Mix together the water, salt and flour until it forms a dough.
Knead it until it's nice and malleable. (You could always save time and buy modelling clay and use it instead.)
2. Shape it into something vaguely fantasy-looking - leaves, flowers, stars, moons, daggers, fangs, anything you like! Just make sure you make a hole at the top for the string to go through.
Kebab skewers and cocktail sticks are great for doing that.
3. Bake your creation in the oven at 200F (gas mark 2) for at least an hour (bigger ones may need longer).
4. When it's ready and cooled, you can paint it. Paint it with the metallic paint all over (make sure to get every bit of it covered).
5. Once the paint's dry, rub a little black shoe polish or oil paint into all the cracks in it (it will look like there's too much on at first!) and then wipe it with a cloth or tissue or buff it up with a brush to remove the excess.
6. Wait for that to dry, then cover the whole thing in varnish. This is pretty important so that the clay (if you made your own) doesn't go soggy and so that it looks nice and shiny.
I didn't bother with it 'cause I was using acrylic paint, which is fairly water-resistant anyway... bad me...
7. When that's dry, glue on the paste jewels if you're using them, then thread whatever you're using to string it up through it.
8. Rock the elf-ness.