It’s been so much fun making these polymer clay Christmas ornaments for you all! I especially love these pink poinsettias. I was inspired by a Fire Mountain Gems advertisement that came out a few years ago with red poinsettias on clear glass balls, but I wanted to make mine a bit different.
I decided to make shaded canes for the leaves and flowers (bracts I think they are technically) to add the detail that I wanted.
Shaping the flowers is really just simple, basic sculpting. What’s fun about these is that once the polymer clay is baked it peels right off of the ornaments. You can then glue the pieces back on the ornaments in whatever configuration you want. This is much easier than having to place them precisely while trying to hold onto a round ornament.
Make sure that your balls are glass so that they can go in the oven and not melt. Also, if you’re not sure if the ring around the top of your ornament is metal or acrylic, remove that too, just in case.
Another really pretty combination would be to make white poinsettias with a bit of green in the centers, and perhaps put them on red glass balls. I can see those with a little bit of gold mica powder dusted on the edges. As usual, so many ideas and not enough time to do them all. 🙂
Some curling, twisting ribbons add a graceful touch, be sure to watch the video for a cool trick for cutting perfectly straight strips of clay for the ribbons.
Tools and Materials:
- polymer clay in pinks, greens and white (or pearl)
- Round glass ornaments (I got mine at Michaels)
- pasta machine
- Clay blades
- Ball tools
- Neodymium magnets
- Poly Bonder glue or super glue
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Poinsettia Ornaments-Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments Series-2016 at YouTube.