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Recreate the beauty of autumn in ellen kharade’s polymer clay set.

What you need...
  • BEADS Pearls, glass, 10mm: olive x 4; green x 5, Filigree, round, gold: 6mm x 5; 10mm x 6, Corrugated, round, 8mm, gold x 12, Crystals, faceted, 6mm, smoky brown x 19, Seed beads, green

  • FINDINGS Polymer clay, Fimo Classic, terracotta (74), Powder: gold; green iridescent, Bead caps, flower, gold x 18, Chain, gold-toned x 60cm, Jump rings, gold-toned, Head pins, gold-toned, Earring hooks, gold-toned, Clasp, gold-toned: toggle; caribiner

  • TOOLS Pliers: round-nosed; flat-nosed, Plunger cutters, PME: rose leaf, small, medium; ivy leaf, small, Needle, beading
  1. Earrings - 1. Roll out a flat sheet of terracotta clay as before and stamp out two small rose or ivy leaves. Dust with gold powder and make neat holes with a cocktail stick at the top and bottom of each leaf. Bake for 20 minutes at 110°C.

    2. Thread a smoky brown crystal onto a head pin, form a wrapped loop and trim. Attach 5mm jump rings through the holes and attach the crystal drop to the base of a leaf. Secure another jump ring through the top hole and fasten to an earwire. Repeat to make a pair.

  2. Make it yours - To stop the clay from sticking when making the leaves, dust the plunger cutter with a little talcum powder.

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