If you’re feeling creative this Valentine’s Day, then these extruded polymer clay hearts are perfect gifts for your loved ones.
About the author
Petra lives near Pilsen, Czech Republic. Ever since childhood, she has loved learning new craft techniques. By age fifteen, she began studying art at various art schools in Pilsen before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia. She has been working for LUCY CLAY since 2014.
Materials and tools:
- Polymer clay (colors of your choice)
- Czextuder + LC Disk 8 (semicircle)
- Scalpel, blade
- Heart cookie cutter (or heart stencil)
- Liquid polymer clay
- Texture sponge or sandpaper
- Screw eye, jump ring, and chain
Condition polymer clay (colors of your choice) and put it into the Czextruder. Use the semicircle disc from LC Disk 8 and extrude the clay.
Use the machine to make a sheet about 1 mm thick. It can be a small sheet but it has to be bigger than your cookie cutter.
Cut the extrusions into smaller pieces. Place them on the sheet. Slightly press.
Use a cookie cutter to cut a heart shape. Bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Make another sheet of clay and texture it – I used sandpaper.
Cover the backside of the baked part with liquid polymer clay and place it on the textured sheet.
Cut the heart shape. Texture the edges and bake again.
Drill a hole.
Hang the pendant on the chain. You are done.
Download PDF tutorial for free: valentines-day-hearts-PDF-tutorial