Monday, February 7, 2011

Thing a Day- Feb 7, 2011

I have some really cool cord that I want to make into necklaces and I've been scouring the internet for end caps to finish off the ends.  The cord is quite thick and I couldn't find anything the right size.  I should say that I was looking for copper - there are probably sterling end caps that would fit but nothing in copper.  So, I tried to make my own today and discovered that it is not easy.  Finding the right size object to use for a mold was hard and shaping the clay around the mold wasn't easy, as you can see by my trials.  The molds are metal and the clay kept slipping around.  I like the ones with the squiggles, but I found it difficult to space them evenly around the cap, and getting the excess paint off without rubbing it out of the squiggles wasn't working very well.  I think I will probably end up making plain ones with a glossy finish.  I'll make them thinner and I'll make the brown ones darker.


  1. What did you use for a mold? I tried making my own, too. Same reasons. :) It was a real trial. :( Yours look way better than mine did!

  2. The mold was a cap from a lipstick pencil.