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Sparkles the Polymer Clay Snowman by Linda Peterson

12-12-2011 snowman by Linda Peterson

12-12-2011 snowman by Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson shares how to create an adorable snowman from polymer clay. It’s easy and fun and great for all ages. The perfect project to chase away the winter blues and bring a smile to your face.  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s super cute Sparkles the Polymer Clay Snowman YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Polymer clay:  White, black and orange along with any accent colors desired
Plaid ribbon
Toothpick or needle tool
Knitting needle
Ceramic tile (optional)
Baby wipes

These are the basic shapes needed to make a snowman.
  Roll a ¾” ball on one side to create a tapered log.
   Repeat this three more times.
  Create a large tapered log from a 2” ball. To create the body, press the thick end down on the work surface while pulling the thinner end upwards to elongate the neckline.To create the legs, push the thick end up towards the thinner end creating a foot.
  Press arms and legs to body.
  Create a 1” ball for head.  Roll a tiny piece of orange clay into a triangle for the nose.
  Pre-bake small black balls. Press in for eyes.
  Draw in smile and eyebrows with needle tool.
  Press head to body.
  Before baking I sprinkled him with clear glitter.Bake according to manufacturer’s directions for approximately 1 hour. Allow to cool.Tie the ribbon around his neck.Add chalk “blush” to his cheeks and the bottom of his feet.

Vintage Inspired Drop Dangle Earrings by Linda Peterson

Vintage Drop Dangle Earrings by Linda Peterson

Vintage Drop Dangle Earrings by Linda Peterson

Create super cool projects for a special wedding occasion. Planning on a budget? Linda Peterson shares creative ideas that are sure to fit your wedding budget.  These beautiful vintage inspired drop earrings are a super cool wedding gift craft! Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV and Cool2Craft FaveCrafts newsletter.

Watch Linda’s Vintage Inspired Drop Dangle Earring YouTube video tutorial here!


Materials:
Two 4mm round pearls (this project used vintage pearls from a broken necklace)
Two small filigree silver bead caps
Two 8mm teardrop shaped crystal beads in color of choice
Two small silver spacers
Two 2mm Swarovski bicone crystal beads
24 gauge non-tarnish silver wire
Two silver earring wires
Wire cutters
Round nose pliers

Working off the spool, thread wire through teardrop bead leaving approximately ¾” extension.
Bend end of wire upwards and wrap around wire to secure bead. Trim excess wire away.
Measure approximately 2” and cut wire from spool.  Thread on:  Bead cap, pearl, spacer, crystal.
Grab wire with round nose pliers close to crystal bead.
Loop wire around pliers to form a loop.Wrap wire around base of loop to secure and cut off excess wire.
Attach dangle to earring wire.