Crafting on the go can be easy. I was recently on the road for a few weeks and knew I would have plenty of downtime and would likely want to spend some time crafting. I knew I had to keep it compact. Two kids, two adults and a dog in one SUV for four weeks, does not allow for much extra room. You do not have to pack a ton of items and creating does not have to be complicated. I decided to pack some jewelry items and polymer clay to create a pretty polymer clay jewelry set.
To create the focal pieces, I used found items from around the hotel. I used a toothpick to make the holes in the clay and a fork to apply the texture on the polymer clay. To cut the the shape of the clay, I used half a plastic Easter egg found under the car seat. Then, plastic wrap from a food container to keep the finger prints off, and a piece of sheet paper from the printer as my work surface.
Place a sheet of plastic wrap over the clay to cover the clay and prevent finger prints. Use the toothpick to place holes in the clay.
Cut your desired pieces.
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Niki is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional.
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