This cute little elephant ornament is perfect for the holidays, gift giving, or for the elephant lover. Enjoy!
— Kater’s Acres (@katersacres) September 18, 2015
- Premo! Polymer Clay in granite or silver – 1/2 block
- Various sized cutters:
- Clay Blade or x-acto knife
- Scrap White Clay
- 2, black glass e-beads
- 18 gauge Silver Wire
- Bake & Bond or TLS
- Pasta Machine
- Polymer Clay Oven
- Fully condition your 1/2 block Premo! clay.
- Roll your clay on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Use the following cutters and cut out the corresponding shapes
- 2, 1/4″ rounds for feet
- 2, 1/2″ teardrops for ears
- 1, 3/4″ round for face
- 1, 1.25″ round for body
- Stack the pieces as shown in the bottom left corner & as described below.
- Place the 1.25″ round down first.
- Place both teardrops going slightly over the sides with “points” toward the center.
- Place the 3/4″ round so its top and the top of the bottom round are on the same plane.
- Place the two smaller rounds directly underneath the “face” toward the middle.
- Using the scraps from your pieces, cut a trunk in the shape you’d like to fit your elephant.
- Place it on the top of the face round and hanging down onto the feet.
- Add white tusks (if you’d like) and some white toenails if you’d like.
- Bend some 18 gauge silver wire and place it on top of the ears, sandwiched between the head & body with a few drops of Bake & Bond to help hold it in place after baking.
- Add 2 glass seed beads for eyes.
- Bake your elephant for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
- After your elephant has been baked add a coat of varnish if you choose.
Thanks for joining me today,