This is a quick and easy DIY using polymer clay and nail polish. It’s also a good gift idea. **What Other Bloggers Don’t Tell You: Anything That Touches Unbaked Polymer Clay Cannot Be Used On or For Food Ever Again** In the past I’ve posted numerous links to articles about this. Be safe and use polymer clay designated tools.
The tutorials for these DIY miniature polymer clay food necklaces are all very clear on exactly what supplies you need for each one.
**What Other Bloggers Don’t Tell You: Anything That Touches Unbaked Polymer Clay Cannot Be Used On or For Food Ever Again** In the past I’ve posted numerous links to articles about this. Be safe and you polymer clay designated tools.
DIY Polymer Clay Hollow Balloon Beads Tutorial by Sona Grigoryan. Check out her Flickr and FB page for amazing polymer clay jewelry and other polymer clay tutorials. First seen at Polymer Clay Daily here. Photo of Necklace found here. The translucent polymer clay hollow beads’ structure is made with thin wires and mini balloons. The wire helps keep the beads’ shape when the the balloon deflated.
DIY Marbled Polymer Clay Dish Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. If you can find polymer clay on sale (I’ve sen it as low as $1 a bar at Micheals), this is a cute DIY gift. Hints and safety information not included in A Beautiful Mess’ tutorial:
- Do not over mix – the colors will get muddy very quickly and you will be sad.
- I commented on a polymer clay post of theirs before when they used an expensive rolling pin. In this tutorial they use what looks like a cereal bowl for food. Once unbaked polymer clay touches something, that something can never be used for or on food again – this is common polymer clay knowledge.
- Some polymer clays are stronger than others. I use FIMO because of this. A Beautiful Mess recommends Sculpey because it is easier to condition. I agree with the Polymer ClaySpot that writes, “For making beads or covering objects, any of the polymer clay brands will do fine. However, if you’re making objects (such as boxes, picture frames, etc) from clay, or creating buttons or thin pieces that must hold up to handling, you’ll want to select a strong clay such as Fimo, Promat, or Cernit. If you want to use a weaker clay such as Sculpey for such pieces, first make the base piece from a strong clay, then apply the weaker clay as a veneer over it.”