Are you all aware of the extremely important holiday that is being celebrated today? National Ice Cream Day is today, July 17th, and the overheated citizens of summer could not be more excited! There are, of course, many things to love about ice cream so I thought I’d share my admiration of the frozen dessert with the world by wearing an ice cream craft clay necklace around my neck. Nothing says “love” quite like a miniature strawberry ice cream cone topped with chocolate and a cherry!
- Sculpey Sampler Pack
- Plastic Canvas 4 x 4 inch Square
- Studio 71 Wooden Clay Tool Set
- Conte Crayons
- Dazzle-Tac Jewelry Glue
- Red Seed Beads
- Clear Filament
- 2.5mm Silver Crimp Tubes
- Crimp Tool
- Bright Silver 7mm Spring Ring Clasps
- 3 x 4mm Aqua Blue Rondelle Bead Strand
- Precision Pliers
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Drill & 1/16″ Drill Bit
- Eye Pin
Step One. There’s quite a few steps to this ice cream craft tutorial but that’s only because I really wanted to take detailed pictures of each step. Let’s begin by making the waffle cone with some tan clay. If you don’t have any available, you can mix up tan with some yellow, brown, and white clay. Once you’re happy with the color, roll out a thin square of clay and press into plastic canvas to create imprint.
Step Three. Take a spare piece of cardboard (I used the plastic canvas label), wrap into a cone shape, and secure with a piece of washi tape. Wrap the clay circle around the tip and overlap to recreate the look of a waffle cone.
Step Four. Bake the entire piece (including cardboard) in an oven set to 270 degrees for about 12 minutes. Allow to cool completely before trying to remove clay from cardboard. Don’t worry if a bit of the cardboard sticks to the inside (like in the picture below), it’ll be covered when you add the “ice cream.”
Step Six. Grab a small ball of pink clay and using your hands, mold it into a tear shape. Place the pointed end down inside of the cone and use a blunt tool to push the edges in. You should begin to see that classic “ice cream scoop” shape emerge.
Just looking at this adorable ice cream craft necklace makes me want to go out and buy some strawberry ice cream!