I Got a Sculpey Heart

 

I have been having such fun with my big box of Sculpey so of course this week’s Handmade Monday involves that. I have been making beads among other things. Only the beads are really useful, the other things are just fun little silly things that I might eventually think of a use for. But beads can always be used for something.

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up I ended up making a necklace as a gift with one of the heart beads I made. I’m not the best jewelry maker, but I have quite a bit of jewelry fittings since I do occasionally make things, so I didn’t have to buy anything. I got to use some of my acrylic paint, some pretty ribbon, a magnetic clasp, hot glue, wire, metallic thread and some other beads that I have collected over time.

I think if you look at the images it will be easy to see how I put it together. Pretty simple. I used the cube shaped beads with letters on them to cover the ends of the ribbon where I tied it (there is probably a better way to do that –as I said, I’m not the best jewelry maker) but I like the way it turned out actually. I also had a hard time deciding how to attach the heart because it has the hole in the middle instead of thru the side (a thing I will think about when I make beads again). I ended up using wire through the hole in the bead, covering it with glass beads, and then attaching that to the ribbon by sewing it on with some gold metallic thread. That way it would hang (dangle) correctly.  I tried a few other things first, but the heart kept hanging sideways which was not what I wanted.

The only other problem was how to make the word-beads stay in place.  So I poked some hot glue down into the hole of the last bead with a toothpick.  That seemed to work.  This is just a simple little thing, but it was fun to make.  Hopefully the recipient will enjoy it.  🙂

I have a few more Valentine’s Day things to show and will share some photos of more heart beads I made too.  I was thinking of making some Valentine cards to send out but if I don’t get started really soon it will be too late!  Now, go check out this weeks Handmade Monday by clicking on that link and see what wonderful creations everyone else has produced.  That’s what I’m going to do!  Thanks for stopping by.  🙂

 

Comments

  1. Jill says:

    Such a very pretty heart necklace. Look forward to seeing your other Valentine;s Day make.s Hope you have a good week.

  2. Adaliza says:

    Well Susie, you’re way ahead – planning for and finishing Valentine’s gifts. Really pretty ones too! Have a super week.

  3. Caroline says:

    So pretty, love is in the air at the moment and look forward to your other creations next week

  4. Planet Penny says:

    Very cute! I love the little heart x

  5. Wendy says:

    These are just lovely! Love those little cube letters and the heart is so sweet 🙂

  6. That is very pretty, I have been playing around with fimo this week and having great fun. Your letters are very well done.

    Take care

    Jan X

    • Susie says:

      I had to look up Fimo, but apparently it is similar to Sculpey. I have a giant box of Sculpey I bought a number of years ago for some reason lost to me now. I can probably make a gazillion beads with this one box. Or maybe something bigger. I do use it on occasion for other things like making a puck to stick things in to hold them in place while I work on them. It has many uses. 🙂

  7. Deborah says:

    Very cute little necklace – it’s always fun to try something new. Deb x

  8. Jam Dalory says:

    That necklace is really pretty, i’ve tried fimo before and it’s definately something that takes a while to get used to! x

    • Susie says:

      I always wanted to do something with pottery and real clay or even the really old pottery techniques, but for now, this is what I’ll have to do. I have a sister in law that creates the most beautiful things, but I can’t get her to write a blog. Maybe I can get her to let me share a few of her photos, I am serious, her stuff is amazing and professional, she could sell it, but she doesn’t.

  9. Beautiful work – you are very organised getting your valentine creations underway!

    Ali x

  10. Lau W says:

    Oh this is superb, a superb gift for the valentine day !
    I would like to make jewels, i made (try to make) one but it was a disaster lol !
    xxx

  11. RosMadeMe says:

    What a great necklace, the fastening is inspired!

  12. pickle-lily says:

    Lovely necklace, so much care and attention to detail.
    Jo x

  13. Helen says:

    The heart bed is lovely 🙂 and it looks really nice with the red ribbon 🙂 looking forward to the rest of your valentines stuff!

  14. Lovely necklace. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  15. mcrafts says:

    Loving the sculpey heart – the necklace is just great for valentine’s day Mich x

  16. LDSVenus says:

    Wow Susie, that is really awesome!! I didnt realize you were posting this on your blog (I didnt even realize you had a blog here, I was just checking out your pull down boxes for crafts and food stuff), you’ll see me at your blog more often :).

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