Thursday, December 11, 2014

Polymer Clay Holly Earrings and Box

I had a great time claying to make a present for the annual church gift exchange this year.

Using a metal cookie cutter a polymer clay box was created to hold a pair of festive, molded holly earrings.

The same design used to make the earrings graced the interior of the holly box.
Holly Box shown with the holly cookie cutter.
 A thin ribbon of clay was pressed into the cookie cutter and a second ribbon of clay was pressed to the outside of the cutter. The cookie cutter with the clay was baked to harden the shapes.

 Festive earrings made using molded parts from two molds. 
The holly leaves were molded using green clay in the PJ017 Let it Snow!
The bows were molded using red clay in the PJ018 Here Comes Santa Claus mold.
 Final gift. After all the sculpting and controlled highlighting with Pearl Ex powder Apple Green and Scarlet mica powders, a bit of the green mica powder was mixed with a tiny amount of Future® finish and lightly sponged over all the box bottom and top.
 Side view showing how the top covers the bottom, like a candy box.
Holly box with a quarter for scale. 

Molds are found on our website Best Flexible Molds

Design by Penni Jo Couch.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!


createmyworld said...

Wow! What a gorgeous gift! I absolutely adore this little gift box set, and I'm sure the recipient feels the same! Beautifully done!

Penni Jo AKA Claylady43 said...

Thank you so very much. Perhaps since this one turned out so pretty, another should be made.