This idea has been one I have wanted to try for a long time. I’m always a sucker for simple and elegant design, and when I saw this pin on Pinterest I thought it was brilliant. The pin actually leads back to ElsaKStudios Etsy shop where she makes several items out of ceramics. I suspect that the weight of a ceramic piece would help with the stability of these holders, as I did have a bit of trouble getting my cell phone holders to be the right size and shape so they wouldn’t tip over.
In the video I show to make your phone holder’s clay strip 3 inches wide and 8 inches long. You might find it helpful to make your strip a bit longer if your phone is especially tall, perhaps make it nine or 10 inches long. This will give you the extra length and weight it needs in the back.
If all else fails you can do what this gal does and put a wedge in the back, which sorta seems like cheating to me, but it gets the job done. 🙂
By the way, I prepare my videos and blog posts 3 to 4 weeks in advance of them being published, so this project was actually done during the week before Christmas. Which is why I mention things being gifts. I ended up making four of these; one each for my husband, my two sons and myself.
So here’s a funny story: I finally finished three of the scroll phone holders and was ready to take them downstairs to my studio to take the beauty shots for the video. The plan was to put my cell phone in the holder and then take the photos. Silly me though, forgot to consider that I take my photos with my cell phone!
That wasn’t gonna work. Duh.
So I came upstairs and asked my husband and son if I could borrow their phones for five minutes. Being the week before Christmas they knew better than to ask questions.
When I gave their phones back I asked if those few minutes had felt like being without their right arms. My husband looked perplexed at the question, but my son mumbled, “Kinda.” lol
Tools and Materials:
- 4 oz clay
- texture sheet, if desired
- 2 4×6 inch index cards
- craft knife
- clay blade
- acrylic roller
- a few pieces of toilet tissue
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Scrolled Cell Phone Holder-Polymer Clay Tutorial video at YouTube.