When I got this Whimseybox kit a few months ago I was so excited to make it, but life got in the way and it fell to the wayside.
The kit was full of all the essentials I needed. I was surprised how much clay I got. I also loved how they packaged the razor blade. I recently (accidentally) cut myself with a razor so yes it’s SHARP! The kit also includes a step-by-step guide, or you can follow along online.
Now to start you need to warm up the clay you want to use. The clay blockers were perforated into 3 sections, so I just took one section of each color. I kneaded it until it was warm and pliable. Then I rolled it into balls. Once I had one white one and one purple one I split each. Then I rolled each section into its own ball. Make sure to wipe your hands between the colors. I had purple on my hands and it got all over the white clay.
Now I rolled the one with both colors into a colorful ball. I pulled it a little and mushed the colors together until I liked the pattern that was happening.
Next I had to roll each into a long roll. Kind of like dough for cookies (but itty bitty cookies).
Now I took all three rolls next to each other and made a giant S shape with the clay. From there I kneaded the clay all together until I got an awesome marble look. Then I rolled that into and even bigger ball.
Next we make the jewelry. I tore off a part to make the earrings and the rest I formed into a thin square shape. You don’t need to make it completely square (that is what the razor is for). Then I split the piece I tore off into two smaller sections for the earrings. I cut the top and sides of the necklace piece with the razor and made the bottom a rounder shape.
I decided I didn’t want round circle earrings, so I shaped them into triangles. Then I put them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and baked them for 10 minutes at 275 degrees.
Once the clay was finished baking I let it cool off for a little while. Now it was time to decorate! I used the glue provided and covered the bottom of the necklace, then I poured the glitter on the bottom to give it some sparkle.
Then I used the glue to attach the earring backs and the back of the necklace clasp. This you had to attach then leave to dry for a few hours. Then I was done!
I am definitely going to try this again with other fun color combinations! I want to make some cool clay shapes that I have seen in the store.
If you want to try this project out yourself you can buy the kit online.