Suddenly stroke an idea, How it will be if I combined clay and embroidery?And here is the result....DIY Embroidered Clay Rings. Usually, I post on Wednesday mornings but when a sudden idea strikes on Tuesday afternoon, you need some time for making, taking pictures, editing,etc, right? And so, later on, Wednesday night once I am done with every step of making a post, here it is for you to enjoy my DIY Embroidered clay rings.
Materials Required :
Polymer clay (color of your choice) - I used premo sculpey
Needle and embroidery floss
Cookie cutters (optional)
Dottie tool (optional)
Sharpie metallic markers (optional)
Adjustable Ring blank
Step 1: Condition and roll the clay flat using rolling pin.
Step 2: Use cookie cutter and cut a shape of your choice. You can also use a xacto knife or just roll the clay into a snake shape and form alphabets to use in the rings. The choice is yours :)
Step 3: Use needle or any pointy tool to poke holes for the stitches.Plan your design before you actual start poking holes. For example, whether you are going to do cross stitch or back stitch or spell out a word. ( I have done a sample in each to give you a idea )
|The white thing is called the dottie tool which I have mentioned.|
Step 4: Once done with holes, bake your clay pieces at 275 F for 30 minutes (Refer your package for timings and temperature). Use a normal copy paper below your pieces to prevent shiny spots.
Step 5: Thread the needle with two / three strands of embroidery floss and secure the ends with knot.
Step 6: Start embroidering you clay piece with the thread by starting from back to front and ending it at the back with a knot.
Optional step : You can also use metallic sharpie to add some glam to your rings.
Step 7: Apply a dab of glue in the ring blank and secure it in the center back of the clay.Allow it to dry and Voila !! Your ring is ready to wear.
How easy was that ? You can do simple as well as complex patterns using this method. The Dottie tool I used was perfect to put holes but you can also use needle to make holes. Make sure to make the holes perfect before baking for easy embroidery :). What do you think about this rings? Let me know in the comments below. If you make this rings, what design will you make ?