Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ruler Necklaces-Makin's Clay

Hello Makers!

Wanted to share my latest make using Makin's Clay®. So earlier this month I had made small canvas for Mother's Day called "Mother's Rule" using stamped Makin's Clay®.  I had leftover rulers, so I decided to make necklaces out of them. Visit the Makin's Clay Blog to view how this project was made, or see images on my blog.

How it's Made

To see how the rulers are made, visit the Makin's Clay blog. I drilled holes into the ruler and set the eyelets, using a regular hardware drill bits. However, I did it manually, no need for power drill; polymer clay in general is soft enough to manually drill trough it. Plus, I'm a little afraid of power tools. The eyelets' opening is 1/8 inch and 2 mm in depth. By adding eyelet it strengthen the hole and keeps the clay from breaking. Plus it makes the pendant aesthetically pleasing. I added the jump rings and 1.5 mm and 2 mm leather cords. I made one of pendants, kind of fancy, by adding wire wrapping.

To make the spiral wrapping, I took a pen apart and used the inside thingy that houses the ink (not sure what it's called), it was the perfect size though. I wrapped the wire in a spiral motion around the ink holder thingy, in essence, I used it as a mandrel. I then fastened the wire to the ruler by wrapping around twice and tucking the tail in back of the ruler. I used silver, round spacers and glass beads for embellishments. Hope you enjoy my little ruler necklaces.

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