Get excited for fall by making a Candy Corn Bracelet from Candace Jedrowicz. Polymer clay craft ideas are the best way to express your food mood without indulging in any unnecessary calories. Satisfy your sweet tooth and show off your creative side with this accessory.
- Translucent polymer clay
- Oil paint
- Colored pencils
- Here I've started conditioning translucent polymer clay. After the clay is fairly soft you can add a tiny bit of oil paint. An inexpensive oil paint is fine.
- Continue to condition until the clay is a uniform color. It helps to have a piece of the candy corn to look at while you're tinting the clay. Be sure to add only a dab of paint each time, and do the yellow before the orange. It's okay to get yellow paint on your orange clay, but not okay to get orange paint on your yellow clay.
- The orange roll will be the largest, the yellow is half as large as the orange and the white roll is half as large as the yellow. Lay the rolls side by side and slice evenly. Begin by rolling the white piece into a cone, the orange piece an egg shape and the yellow piece into a slightly flattened oval.
- Gently roll the pieces until the all edges touch and it looks like a continuous cone shape.
- Flatten the cone shape slightly. It's a good idea to have that candy corn to look at for dimension.
- For the bracelet beads, bend a wire or paper clip to mark where the holes will be. I made mine to mark both holes just inside the orange part. For earring beads, you might want to make a vertical hole through the candy corn. Remember to hold the clay very gently as you pierce it, so you don't squish it.
- Bake the clay as directed on the package.
- When making a bracelet, I line my beads up against a ruler to make it seven inches long. The length you use depends on who the bracelet is for. I wanted this bracelet to look full, so I used three strings in each bead hole and strung smallish beads. Larger beads would make it look chunky, if that's your preference.