December Creative Play Day 20: Chocolate Chip Cookie Barrette by Candace Jedrowicz

The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

You may have noticed that I love sweets. It’s true, I do! Chocolate chip cookies are just the best combination of flavors, isn’t it? If I can’t eat them everyday, I CAN wear them everyday (in a much more pleasant way than I would wear them if I DID eat them everyday)!

You can buy one of these barrettes or a kit to make one at the Cool2Craft Marketplace.
Here’s the recipe for the cookie dough color. Three parts yellow polymer clay to one part each white, dark brown and orange. The foreground shows the dough color measured into six portions. You’ll need to make a larger batch to cover the barrette and make the cookies, so make double what you think you need. You’ll need to reserve a small ball of the dark brown for the chips. You’ll also need:

A barrette blank

A pasta machine or rolling pin

A glossy sealer and small paint brush

Roll out half the dough colored clay to about 1/8″. Cut a strip to go all the way around the barrette.  Smooth it out to help the clay attach to the barrette.
Wrap it all the way around and smooth the front. Slice the cookie dough and form the cookies by rolling each piece into a ball and flatten. Add as many tiny dark brown chips as you like pushing gently to attach.
Line the cookies up and decide how you want them arranged. There are holes on the ends of the barrette, so push a tiny ball of clay over the holes on the underside of the barrette so it attaches to the bottom of the cookies on the end.
If you’d like to take a “bite” out of a cookie, just use a needle tool to pull off small bits and shape the grooves. Bake according to the clay directions.
After baking, touch each of the chips with a tiny bit of glossy sealer. I reeeeealy want a cookie now!

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