some people are gonna be real happy!! cangrats , they are lovely, i thought they were made from metal
Wow, these are beautiful! Your family and friends will LOVE these! Hope to see some in your etsy shop soon!!
Thanks alot for the nice comments! It gives me a boost to get some made for etsy now!
are these really made from matchboxes? they are so fantastic....absolutely magical x
Yes Dawn...the little dinky ones from the grocery store. Great fun to make! Thanks for the comment.Connie
So... the matchbox is still inside the clay? How fun is that! An extra large locket. What a great idea. And it could be done in other mediums as well.
Yes...it's the form. They are great painted and inked or covered in papers. The first one I did was covered with metal tape and embossed...looked like tin. Fun size to wear and they could hold a mini accordian book and pictures or glue in little trinkets...fun!
Gorgeous! So how did you do these? Did you emboss the clay then cover the matchboxes then antique then bake them? Or how? Would you mind sharing a tutorial? They look fantastic!Shauna
...thanks! I will try to sum up what I did. For one that has theM, I used black clay. I ran half a package of clay thru the pastamachine until i had a thin rectangle long enough to go around theoutside of the box. I also cut two ends for the inside drawer and athird piece the same size that will be cut in half and rolled for thetop of the necklace. Cover the outside box tightly, mend seam on centerback and trim. I used a rubber stamp to emboss word script around theouside and the end pieces and top. Out of the rest of the clay make amonogram or doodad for the front and attach. Attach end parts to drawerends(it sticks), plus add the small rolled squares on the outside top,meld seams and stamp if needed.(this keeps the drawer from slidingapart when it's worn). Use a needle to make a single hole to one drawerend and two to three holes on the other and bake. When cooled, paintthe inside drawer gold and drybrush the outside of box. Add beads todangle and chain for necklace...surprisingly easy and quick.Connie
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