Clay

Pot o’ Gold Lapel Pin

By  Patricia Kimle  for  Polyform Products

size: 2"x1"

  • Pot o’ Gold Lapel Pin
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Materials

  • Polyform Premo! Sculpey Polymer Clay: Bronze, Gold, Translucent
  • Lapel pin

Tools

  • Sculpting needle tool
  • Clay pasta machine
  • Small circle cutter, 1/8”
  • Alcohol inks or markers: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
  • Super glue
  • 1. Roll 1/16th package of translucent clay into a 1-1/2" flat square. Apply alcohol based inks or markers in vertical rows following the rainbow. Let dry.
  • 2. Fold colored sheet in half and roll through pasta machine. Continue to fold and roll until colors are thoroughly blended; be careful to keep colors lined up.
  • 3. Form rainbow sheet 1/2" wide. Carefully bend into 1/4 of a circle curve.
  • 4. Form pot base using a dime-sized ball of bronze clay and place it over lower edge of rainbow as shown.
  • 5. Add rim onto pot top and detail edge with needle tool.
  • 6. Roll small amount of gold very thin and use circle punch to cut pieces of "gold." Place them in the space between pot rim and rainbow base. Press everything lightly to bond parts together.
  • 7. Bake following manufacturer's instructions; let cool completely. Adhere lapel pin with a drop of super glue.