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This handmade bangles project represents my first experience with Sculpey clay. I’ve long wanted to try Sculpey but neglected to note the implied word “sculpt” in the title of the product.
If you lack sculpting ability, Sculpey can’t give it to you. However, if you cheat a little, you can make neat stuff with no real artistic ability.
After a couple of embarrassing blobs, I figured out that a successful beginner Sculpey clay project involves the use of basic shapes, preferably shapes that can be cut out and require little or no free forming. Thus these geometric handmade bangles, inspired by the bronze rings of Italian designer Rosalba Balsamo, were born.
Supplies needed to make your own handmade bangles:
- Sculpey Clay (you will need a ball about the size of your fist)
- Acrylic Paint or Spray Paint
- Mod Podge
- Knife, Straightedge & Round-edge
Useful tools are a straightedge, a knife and small vase or glass with a mouth that is as wide as your wrist. (Tip: Find a bangle bracelet that fits you and compare the inner dimensions to the mouth of your vase to see if your vase will work.)
Step 1. Knead the clay until it is pliable. Roll it to about 1/3 inch thickness. (I used a glass vase as a rolling pin.) Make an imprint for the inside of your bangle using the mouth of the vase. Don’t cut it out yet.