Dec 122017

Last week I showed you how to get started creating these darling elf sculptures.

I also showed how to make their adorable little gift boxes, with lids that you can open.

elves bearing gifts pt 2

For some reason it tickles my fancy to be able to tuck a small gift in there, even if it is only a single Hershey‘s kiss, haha.

You can apply the same techniques I show for these little boxes to make larger boxes of any size and shape you want. You may want to make your clay sheets thicker as the boxes get bigger, and if you want corners that are more square you might consider covering the sides with slabs and then trimming, rather than wrapping the clay around.

I always hope you take what I have shown, apply your own twist, and make a creation that is uniquely your own.

If you are inspired to create then I consider myself successful!

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Elves Bearing Gifts-Polymer Clay Christmas Sculpting Elf Figurine Tutorial video Part 2 of 2 at YouTube.

In case you missed it, here’s the Elves Bearing Gifts Tutorial, Part 1.

Dec 052017

These darling little elves are so much fun to sculpt! 

And their little boxes open, so you can tuck a small gift inside (or hide some chocolate, hehe.)

elves bearing gifts pt 1

If you don’t feel like making the gift box, your elves can hold ornaments, candy canes (like the Gingerbread Cuties from last year) or whatever your imagination can dream up.

Today’s video is part one of two. Next Tuesday I’ll show you how to finish the project.

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Elves Bearing Gifts-Polymer Clay Christmas Sculpting Figurine Tutorial video Part 1 of 2 at YouTube.

Watch Part 2 to finish the sculpture: Elves Bearing Gifts-Part 2 of 2

Nov 042015

This week I’m introducing a new series here at my blog and on my YouTube channel. For the next five weeks I’ll be showing how to make your own miniature charms out of polymer clay.

At the end of the five weeks I’ll show you how to put them all together into a cute charm bracelet.

christmas charms stocking

This week’s project is this simple Christmas stocking. In the video I give tips on keeping white clay clean and show how simple it is to add a fluffy texture. I also have a nifty trick for using a coffee stirrer to make holly leaves!

You could scale up everything and make ornaments or package toppers. Make two for a pair of earrings, or just string one onto a pretty ribbon for a necklace.

If you are new to polymer clay, here are a few tools I’ve found quite helpful:

Whatever you decide to do, I hope you enjoy learning how to create with this fun medium. I also have plans for LOTS more polymer clay videos after the new year, so be watching!

Enjoy the video and happy creating. 🙂

You can watch the Christmas Stockings-Christmas Charms Week 1-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial over at YouTube.