How to make oven bake clay jewelry like these brooches
In most craft shops, it is possible to find something called Sculpty Clay, or Fimo. (I remember Fimo from when I was a child. My mum loved to wear big chunky necklaces made from this stuff!)
It comes in all the colours of the rainbow, and when your creation is perfected, you just pop it in the oven to cook for 15 minutes or so and it comes out ready-to-wear! Each block of clay costs about $6 each, but you can sometimes find ready-made packs of smaller blocks with a six colour selection- in the primary colours, secondary colours, pinks and purples, and browns/tans/blacks. These sell for about $18 so are a cheaper option for a home activity.
You can also buy brooch backs for about $2 a pack of 10, or ribbon to thread necklaces.
Our children and mama’s have been busy making their own creations.
And these are Ned and my examples. The rubbish truck is a copy of his Moondew symbol, the Star is a symbol belonging to another friend.
To make necklaces, use a skewer stick to round out a small hole in the top before baking.