Tea Craft Tuesday: Polymer Clay Tea Leaf Pendants
Not long ago, I saw a fellow tea blogger wearing a tea leaf necklace that I adore. So I decided to try and make one myself. Here below are simple instructions on how to create your own tea leaf pendants. You can wear them on the chain or cord of your choice.
-Sculpey III polymer clay in leaf green color -rolling pin
-leaf-shaped cookie cutter
-knife -fresh camellia leaves
-cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
-copper-colored metallic acrylic paint
-one jump ring for each leaf
1) Soften the polymer clay by kneading it in your hands.
2) Roll out a thin sheet of the polymer clay using the rolling pin
3) Cut out leaf shapes with the cookie cutter.
4) Press each leaf shape between two fresh camellia leaves. Remove fresh leaves.
5) Trim edges using the knife.
6) Punch a hole at the top of each leaf using a cocktail straw.
7) Place polymer clay leaves on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
8) Bake them according to package directions.
9) Remove from oven.
10) When cool, dab a bit of acrylic paint onto each leaf. Rub off excess paint.
11) Once the paint is dry, attach a jump ring to the top of each leaf.
Enjoy this activity and share pictures once you have created your own tea leaf pendants!