Faux Porcelain Roses Jewelry

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Knead white bread and Aleene's Original Tacky Glue together with a drop of paint. that's all you need to create this simple clay. The delicate roses in the jewelry set will inspire you to try all kinds of shapes with this easy recipe.

Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
– Needle nose pliers
– Slice of white bread
– Jump rings, clasps
– Decorative paper clips in spirals, flowers, hearts
– Acrylic paint (for colored clay)
– Plastic bags
– Craft stick

1. Remove crust from the bread slice, and discard crust.
2. Tear bread into small pieces and put into a disposable cup or bowl.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of tacky glue. Mix with craft stick until well blended.
4. Divide into thirds to make three different colors.
5. Add a few drops of acrylic paint to each batch. Mix with craft stick, and then knead in your hands until it becomes the consistency of fine clay. Keep bread dough in plastic bags to keep it from drying out while you make the project.
6. Take a pinch of dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a flat circle. Roll the circle to form the center of the rose.
7. Take another pinch of dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a flat circle. Shape the circle into a petal. Press the petal to the center of the rose.
8. Continue to make petals and add to the rose until it is the size you desire.
9. Pinch any excess clay from the bottom of the rose. Roll the excess clay into a ball and flatten it. Press a spiral paper clip into the clay. Place the clay rose over the paper clip and press it gently into the excess clay to encase the clip. Set aside to dry.
10.Repeat the process until you have enough roses on clips to form a bracelet or necklace. Let the clay roses dry overnight.
11.Join the rose clips together with jump rings and add clasps to complete.

For technique with step by step photos, visit our technique page on our iLoveToCreate site.
PattieWack Pointer: Clay objects made with this recipe can be glued to all types of projects, such as frames, buttons, journals, boxes, and scrapbook pages. Adhere them to any hard surface with white tacky glue, adhesive dots, or hot glue.