Inspired by a tutorial pinned by a friend on Pinterest, I made a bunch of polymer clay birth power pendants this weekend. Short version instructions are to roll out polymer clay in a pasta maker. Stamp something cool on them using a rubber stamp and cut it out using a clay/cookie cutter and then either carve or write a meaningful word on it. I used individual pieces of type from my dad’s antique printing press to make the letters on mine. I was psyched to make these because I already have my birth logo as a rubber stamp (I drew it and it is fun to be able to get so much mileage out of just one drawing once upon a time!) I also have a rubber stamp of the LLL logo. More awesomeness.
I used metallic powdered pigments (Pearlex brand) to color them–I did some by brushing the pigment onto the unbaked clay after already having stamped it and others by brushed pigment over a whole section of rolled out clay and then stamping and cutting it.
My husband drilled small holes in the tops and made copper rings for them, so they can be strung as a pendant or used as an ornament.
I had a delightful time having the lifespace to be crafty and then my husband accidentally cooked my art at 350 degrees and burned the living daylights out of all of them.
So, after a few tears from me about my wasted effort, we started over from the beginning and made a new batch. We put ribbons on the least burned ones and used them as birth power ornaments for the Christmas tree!
They do have a certain similarity to Necco wafers or poker chips, but I’m pretty pleased with them.