Libra Symbol Art Charms
For Homemade Key Chains, Make Your Own Magnets and Birthday Symbol Charms Using The Libra Symbol
This Libra zodiac symbol art charm idea can be used for making easy homemade key chains, homemade magnets or homemade rear view mirror charms...
They make clever homemade graduation gifts...
Fabulous homemade boyfriend gift ideas and girlfriend gift ideas...
And creative homemade birthday gift ideas for friends, siblings, even dads...
However and whoever you decide to make your zodiac charm for will be your choice. Either way, it will be a thoughtful and personalized homemade gift for someone special.
How to Make a Libra Symbol Art Charm
- Polymer clay (Sculpey III) in two colors
- Metal paper clip
- Wax paper
- Masking tape
- Wire cutters
- Straight edged knife or something to cut clay
- Tooth pick
- Rolling pin or straight sided glass to roll clay out with
- Baking sheet
- Lint free cloth and/or baby wipes for easy clean up during and after
Libra Zodiac Symbol Step-by-Step Instructions
- Prepare work surface. Tape a piece of wax paper to your work surface.
- Condition Clay. Your polymer clay will be hard and slightly brittle at first. To soften, break it up into 3 or 4 pieces and warm in hands. Start kneading and twisting clay. As clay gets softer, start rolling into snake like lengths, squish and press back together, roll into ball and repeat until clay is soft, smooth and even. Do this for each color.
Tip: If needed, wipe hands with cloth or baby wipe between conditioning different colors.
- Flatten Clay. Do this however you like. One clean and simple way is to put a ball of clay between layers of wax paper and use a straight edged glass to roll it flat. Pick up the disk a couple times to prevent sticking.
Tip: Wipe work surface clean with a lint free cloth between rolling different colors.
- Trim Clay For Base. Using a knife or other straight edge tool, cut two flat squares or rectangles, each in a different color and one slightly larger than the other.
- Prepare paper clip. Open the paper clip and cut off the end as shown.
- Enclose paper clip. Sandwich the paper clip between the two flat pieces of clay. Leave the end of the paper clip out so you can attach a key chain or use as a charm.
- Roll out Clay. To make the Libra symbol, roll clay out evenly into a very thin snake like length. Cut into two pieces.
- Make Libra Symbol. Take the rolled polymer clay and mold into the Libra sign as shown to the right. Press down gently to stick, taking care not to flatten or leave finger prints.
- Bake Clay. Bake clay on a parchment lined baking sheet in a home oven at the temperature and time specified on manufacture's instructions. For the Sculpey III used here, the pieces were baked at 275° F (130° C) for 15 minutes. Do not over bake, this clay will scorch rather easily.
- If desired, you can add a key chain ring (from a craft or dollar store) or make it into another type of charm or a magnet...
More Libra Symbol Art Charm Tips and Ideas...
- To make a magnet, leave out the paper clip and once baked, glue a magnet to the back or attach self sticking magnet strips.
- These make great homemade birthday gift ideas , homemade teen gifts, homemade boyfriend gift ideas or girlfriend gift ideas and homemade graduation gifts for friends.
- Use whatever colors you like.
- String it up for a cute rear view mirror charm.
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