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Something Crafty #16: Colorful Gem Place Card Holders
By L. K. on May 24, 2013 at 8:17 am in Colorful
Polly Conway, our craftonista, is back this week with colorific place card holders that really pack a punch. Constructed out of clay, these vibrant gems are fun and easy to make.
♦ Polymer clay (I used the Fimo brand.)
♦ X-Acto knife
♦ Card stock
♦ Calligraphy pen
♦ Baking tray or aluminum foil
Preheat oven to 275 degrees (or follow the instructions on your polymer clay packaging). Using your hands, roll clay into approximately 1" balls.
Place the ball on a flat surface. Applying even pressure, begin to slice off sections, creating clean facets. Keep slicing until the gem takes shape. (If you don’t like the shape, squish the gem right back into a ball and start over!) Leaving a large facet on the bottom ensures that the gem will stand up nicely on its own.
If the clay becomes too pliable and difficult to work with, place it in the fridge for a few minutes.This really helps!
Using the X-Acto knife, cut a slot down the middle of each gem, only about halfway through. This is where you’ll slide your place card, so make sure it’s large enough to hold it.
Gently place gems on a baking tray or piece of aluminum foil, then bake for 15-30 minutes, depending on the brand of clay you’re using. While they’re baking, cut some card stock into geometric shapes and write your guests’ names on each one.
Remove the gems from the oven and let them cool. Slip the place card into the slot, and you’re done!
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What's Being Said
Sara, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm
What an awesome DIY! I am so loving this geometric trend right now.
viktoria, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Great tutorial, thank you!
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