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« on: February 09, 2004 06:48:54 PM »

This is a key chain that I made. I used a sculpt and bake clay. All you have to do is get a small clump of clay sculpt it into the shape of a girl or guy or what ever you want. Smooth out the edges. Then at the top i pushed a toothpick through the top of it and took it out so it wouldn't burn in the oven. Preheated the oven to the directions on the box..Waited like 15mins took it out and let it cool..Then i took some regular acrylic paint, painted the skin color waited for that to dry.. Which was fairly quick then painted a black bikini on it, then put some little red dots over random spots on the black part and let it dry.
Then i strung some string through it and put some beads on and a necklace closure thing..
It was pretty easy..
..The brand of oven bake clay i used is Sculpey..
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2004 07:07:40 PM »

Soooooo sassy. I love it. I would love to see the same figure on a necklace pendant or a pin. You could create a whole line of "bikini babes", all wearing different outfits!
Quick question: what are those metal pieces on the end? is that where the key part of the keychain fits in?

« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2004 07:54:11 PM »

****At the end of the string i used a large crimp bead to hold the end of the string, so it wouldn't fray or come undone. Then i used a regular necklace closure to use to eaily take it off and put it on to my key's. I connected  the crimp bead and the necklace closure together. You need pliers to open the clasp and to pinch them closed. You can use anything you want to use though, but make sure it's on tight so it won't come off and the beads won't fall off. Pretty easy. Grin
I got all my supplies at Michaels Craft Store and Hobby Lobby...
Supplies i used
2- Large Crimp Beads
1- Satin Cord
Oven Bake Clay
Acrylic paint any colors you want
Necklace closure. (you can use whatever you want to close the end together)
Several different colored beads.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009 05:39:38 PM »

hahah even the guys would like this
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010 06:15:16 AM »

Awesome work, I like your thoughts for girls, Really, Very cute...I love it. Useful glam. Really very cool and hot stuff here. And also glads for such a great post within us.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010 06:16:05 AM by siddisoza » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010 11:28:08 AM »

Nicely done form...like the way the black cording almost looks like the straps of the bikini top too.

The brand of oven bake clay i used is Sculpey.

You don't say which line of Sculpey polymer clay you used, but if you used original plain Sculpey, SuperSculpey, or Sculpey III, those lines are more easily breakable any place they're "thin" after baking than most all other lines of polymer clay.  Keychains will receive a lot of stress too.

Next time you make an object like this, you might want to use a permanent armature inside it (in this case, perhaps a length of heavy wire or metal tubing, etc, or a wood dowel coated first with permanent white glue or acrylic paint for "grab" which will strengthen it)...rounded and thick items would be quite strong inherently when made from any clay though. 
You might also want to use one of the stronger brands/lines of polymer clay...some discussions about that here:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/Characteristics.htm > Strength

Oh, and p.s., wood (and toothpicks, paper, etc) won't burn in the clay at the low temps required to cure it (actually very few materials will have a problem).  It's fine to have removed the toothpick though for baking because it might have had to be twisted to be removed after cooling (or had a release around it, etc). 
There's more on baking polymer clay here if you're interested, and also on making holes and connectors in polymer clay items:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/pendants_cording.htm > Loops & Holes For Cording

Diane B.

« Last Edit: August 26, 2010 11:29:16 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010 01:22:40 PM »

So pretty!
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