Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Polymer Clay Candy Corn Beads Hot out of the Oven made using a "recipe" from the book The Polymer Clay Cookbook

Could this book be any cuter? Do you like to make tiny things out of polymer clay? Then you will love this book.

This being October and Halloween fast approaching this candy corn tutorial looked like the perfect project to try first! So off to the Plaidbunny test kitchen and away I went!
I followed the absolutely wonderful photos and directions. As you can see there are lots of pictures!
My plan was to use these on a bracelet so I poked a hole vertically through each candy corn before baking. (The book includes great directions for making post earrings.)

So after baking them I gathered up a bunch of my Blue Moon Beads Noir black beads and findings and some from my recycled stash, I happen to have some funky polka dot beads that I thought would tie in nicely with the graphic nature of the candy corn beads.

I played around a bit and here is my final chunky candy corn bracelet with little skull links.

I can't wait to try making some of the other projects from the book, there are ones perfect for all the holidays or just for a good giggle.

A bit about the book from the publisher:

The Polymer Clay Cookbook celebrates favorite foods with 20 tiny, deliciously realistic food charms to make from polymer clay and fashion into unique jewelry. Styled as a cookbook for the beginning miniaturist "chef," the introductory chapters discuss the "basic ingredients" and techniques used for polymer clay and jewelry-making. The remainder of the book offers 20 "recipes" grouped by category: fruits, breakfast, lunch and dinner, sweets and snacks, and holiday foods. Each recipe has a list of "ingredients," step-by-step directions with photographs, and suggested variations. Each piece is presented as a particular finished jewelry item, such as a necklace, but readers are encouraged to adapt the piece into any type of jewelry they choose. Each chapter also includes one of the authors' own cherished recipes for real food, including Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls, Grandma's Pasta Sauce, Decadent Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes, and Mom's Holiday Sugar Cookies. Throughout, the authors--who are sisters--share their enthusiasm for family, sisterhood, and the tradition and feelings surrounding our favorite foods.

Jessica and Susan Partain
are sisters and are both crafters. In spring 2006 they founded Inedible Jewelry, which they sell at local markets and craft shows and in a variety of boutiques across the US, Canada and the UK.

Wanna see how to make it your way burger check out this video:

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Heather - said...

That looks like a totally cute book.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Those are adorable! They look so realistic. You did a terrific job.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I came back to view the video.

That is a fantastic how-to video! Thanks so much for finding it for us. To actually see someone do it is "worth a thousand words".

I love the technique tips. A nail clippers to snip wire in real close? I never would have thought of that; but it's a great idea for thin gauge wire and tiny pieces like the tiny burger.

Sherri said...

What a fun project... Will have to add this book to my "want" list! :-)

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