More Sculpey, more hearts, more glass etching. I did this little jar as a gift for my Great Niece. I thought it would be perfect for holding jewelry or other small trinkets, but I put a few Sculpey beads in there for her when I mailed it because she does make things.
This was a little face cream jar. I simply removed the label and cleaned it. Then I used my Cricut to make the letters of her name and put them where I wanted it. I am not the best at getting things all lined up, but I managed to get it pretty straight this time. 🙂
Then I used my etching cream. If you haven’t done that before you can find more info and tutorial here. As always, be careful with the etching cream, remember, it’s strong enough to etch glass.
I made a heart out of Sculpey and painted it pink with acrylic paint. I am not much of a Sculpey expert, I’m just following the directions on the box. It says to bake in the oven at 275 F for 15 minutes for each 1/4 inch of thickness. I am finding that it seems to need longer, but I also know from experience that you can burn it, so keep an eye on it. I set the timer and check it every 10 minutes or so.
I used a lighter pink on the lid and sprayed both that and the heart with a couple of coats of Folk Art Lacquer to help seal and give them a little nicer finish. I used hot glue to attach the heart.
Lastly, I finished the edge of the lid with organza ribbon wrapped around twice (glued with plain white glue) and then a thin white sparkly ribbon over that also affixed with white glue. Threading the little beads on the small ribbon was difficult! But I like the way it gave it a more finished look. I always have a problem figuring out what to do with jar lid edges.