Beaded Clay Snowflakes

We are on a Snow Adventure here in Colorado & in Narnia, so the children and I decided to bring some of the snow inside with these beaded clay snowflakes. We found the instructions for them here but simplified them a bit by using 4 colors of Sculpey III clay; dark blue pearl, light blue pearl, white, and pearl. We added a little white to a larger amount of blue to give us more shades and then rolled them into “snakes”. We then twisted them together as shown on the link but did not cut them in half, rather, we put them through the pasta machine at this time giving them a marbled look. Then we cut them out with Snowflake Cookie Cutters . (Use a toothpick to poke holes where you want to hang or piece them together.) We then dusted them with pearl flakes (you can use glitter) and baked them at 275 degrees for 17 minutes. After they were cooled, we sprayed the snowflakes with Clear Acrylic Sealer and then pieced them together with glass beads & wire. We then hung them with ribbon on our mirror to enjoy until spring or until Aslan returns–we hear He is on the MOVE!hpim2119.JPGcopy-of-hpim2125.JPGcopy-of-hpim2123.JPG


2 Responses to “Beaded Clay Snowflakes”

  1. 1 MaryM January 10, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    These are beautiful and they look very professional! I love anything snowflake themed so will have to give these a try.

  2. 2 almamater January 14, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Michelle, These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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