Make this yummy polymer clay marshmallow charm bracelet in 9 simple steps…
You will need:
Polymer clay in pastel colours
Snake roller/ CD case or Glass coaster
Oven/ mini table top oven
Chain nose pliers and wire cutter
Arildate (two-part epoxy glue)
Silver plated chain
Silver plated clasp, closed jump ring and open jump rings
This project was made by Chu-mei Ho for London Jewellery School
Step 1: Condition two colours of Polymer clay by kneading in your hands until they are soft.
Step 2: Roll the conditioned polymer clay into two coils using a snake roller. If you don’t have one, you can use a CD case or glass coaster.
Step 3: Twist two coils together to make one twisted rope.
Step 4: Using a Tissue Blade cut the twisted rope into small sections to make some marshmallows.
Step 5: Trim the eye pin to approx 5mm in length and stick it onto the marshmallow bead, make sure the end of the pin doesn’t stick out. If it does, trim it shorter. You can also make your own eye pin from the wire if you don’t have any. Cut a small length of 0.8mm wire and use the round nose pliers to make a loop at the end of the wire.
Step 6: Depending on which brand of Polymer clay you are using, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and bake the marshmallow beads with the eye pins in the oven.
Step 7: Let the beads cool down after baking. Mix some two- part epoxy glue. Pull the eye pin out of the bead and add a tiny bit of glue and put it back into the hole, this will secure the eye pins on the beads.
Step 8: While waiting for the glue to cure, cut the silver chain to a length that just fits your wrist and make it into a bracelet by attaching the closed jump ring and clasp to the chain with the open jump rings.
Step 9: Plan where you would like to hang the marshmallow beads on the bracelet and attach the beads onto the bracelet using open jump rings.