Fall Fimo® Clay Embellished Pens
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Fall Fimo® Clay Embellished Pens

Embellished pens add an elegant flair to your desk set. Make several for yourself, and some for family and friends. Create the look of boutique writing instruments with Fimo® Soft Polymer Clay and these easy-to-follow instructions.

Designed by Linda Peterson

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Fimo® Soft Polymer Clay, Copper
  • Fimo® Soft Polymer Clay, Gold
  • Amaco® Fun Wire™, Pearlized Gold, 24-Gauge
  • Amaco® PolyBlade
  • Amaco® PolyRoller
  • Amaco® Needle Tool
  • Amaco® Metal Stamp Art Ink Pad, Black
  • Easy Metal, Gold Leaf
  • Bic® Round Stick Pens
  • Leaf Cookie Cutter
  • Beadazzles, Salsa Mix or Color of Choice
  • Coordinating Beads
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

This project uses the Mokume Gane technique:
Roll paper-thin sheets of Copper Fimo® soft polymer clay. Stack Copper clay sheets, Easy Metal Gold Leaf, clay, leaf and repeat until approximately 15 layers have been made or 1/4-inch thick.


Step: 2

Press stack with fingers to manipulate the clay inside and create height variations. Slice off the high areas to reveal pattern.


Step: 3

Roll out Copper clay to 5-inches long by 1-inch wide and 1/8-inch thick. Apply slices and smooth with clay roller. Turn over, pattern-side down.


Step: 4

Remove pen cartridge with pliers. Place pen barrel along one edge, wrap with copper/foil colored clay; trim edges and smooth seams. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. When completely cool, wrap with Fun Wire™ as desired.


Step: 5

With Pasta Machine, roll out Gold Fimo® soft 1/8-inch thick and cut out a leaf with cookie cutter. Sprinkle tiny beads to accent center. Using Needle Tool, poke a hole in top center. Bake for 30 minutes at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius).


Step: 6

When completely cool, cut a 4-inch piece of Pearlized Gold Fun Wire™. Insert through hole and curl. Add a couple of beads to remaining wire, loop over and wrap around to create loop. Add loop to end of wire on pen.


Step: 7

Create the gold pen in the same manner, varying the colors as desired.


Step: 8

©2005 by American Art Clay Co., Inc. (AMACO®) All rights reserved. The contents may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from AMACO®. The design is not for business or commercial use, however you may make the design for your personal use or to sell for pin money. This use has been surpassed when the design is made by employees or sold through commercial outlets. The information is presented in good faith; however no warranty is given nor are results guaranteed. AMACO® disclaims any liability for untoward results.


Tips

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