Thursday, November 29

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After much fun the other weekend making some Sculpey clay beads, I thought it would be a great idea to have another go, learn from our mistakes and thread some delights as gifts for the teachers this year.  One already has been gifted.  It's my sons teachers birthday today and he selected the colours and we gift wrapped it up.  I like that the beads are still a bit rustic and as a dear friend pointed out, it's nice they don't look like they've just been produced by a factory.

If you want to give this project a go, which is totes easy with the small people in your world, then just grab some Scupley or Fimo clay, cut, roll in your palm or shape to your desired design.  Use a skewer to make a hole in the centre large enough for your choice of thread, then bake in the oven as per the packet instructions.  When they are cool, get creating with making whatever combination you like!   So simple!

Are you crafting up gifts for teachers and special others?
What are you making?

Joining in with these delightful creative folk. 

xx


16 comments:

  1. I really do love these beads and particularly love how you have photographed them. I bought some sculpey last week for our girl but an yet to start making beads..maybe this weekend.
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  2. I love these! My daughter Bell would be so excited about this - something for the holidays I think. We are doing so Christmas baking for teachers this year........ xo

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  3. I love these!! Sculpey is now on my to do list xo

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  4. You've been so crafty lately ! I want to try these.... so pretty ...did you buy the clay from Spotlight or somewhere else?

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  5. These are gorgeous! Oh, and I LOVE your new header! x

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  6. oh these are so lovely...great idea
    x

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  7. Wow, these are gorgeous and I think maybe I might just be skilled enough to make them... Going to purchase some modelling clay this week and have a crack...

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  8. What a great idea for summer holidays - and love those colour combinations!

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  9. i love them, where does one purchase sculpey ? you should check out the food inspired ones over at cook republic blog !!

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  10. Thanks for the tip. Love the colours. What did you use for the thread?

    We usually give sweet treats - slice, rocky road, fudge.

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  11. I absolutely love the beads...and the colours and particularly the 'photography styling' on the fence. You have inspired me to give these a go. Fantastic x

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  12. we are doing these for teacher gifts too! i wonder if people out of the blogging space are going 'i got handmade beads. oh, so did you? what is with that?' ;)sarah

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  13. Ooh ooh yes! I fell in love when you posted them on instagram. My daughter would love to help me make some for her grandmothers and aunties for Christmas! xxx

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