Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dragon Egg Necklace

This is inspired by and based on the same concept as the Dragon Eggs I made previously and inspired by Melros's Dragon Egg necklace at http://www.dadcando.com/
The majority of time involved on this project is baking the fimo, allowing it to cool and allowing the paint to dry.
The cost to make this necklace was well under $1.
Materials used:
- Fimo Clay - used less than 1/4 of the brick for this project
- Tulip Glitter Dimensional Paint
- Straw (to make a hole in the top of the egg)
Not pictured
- Wooden skewer stick (optional - to hold the egg while painting it)
- Jump ring
- 1/8th inch wide Ribbon
- Bead
- Plastic bottle cap (to place wooden skewer across to balance while bead is drying)
I rolled a bit of the clay to form the shape of an egg, then stuck the straw through it to make the hole.
I baked it for 30 minutes at 230 degrees then allowed it to cool, then painted the egg with the Glitter paint then let it dry.
You can use a wooden skewer or the small plastic straw to hold the egg while you decorate a design onto it with the fabric paint or glitter glue.
I put the wooden skewer across the top of the bottle cap to allow the paint to dry.
Once dry, I added a jump ring through the hole in the top of the egg, then Cut ribbon to the length that you would like (mine is around 24 inches) then thread the dragon egg onto until it is centered and tie it to the jump ring.
Then twist the ends together in order to thread the bead onto the necklace.
Pull the bead down to the top of the jump ring, tie knot at the ends and you are done!

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