Clay Filigree Ornaments + Link Party

December 6, 2012

Hi everyone and welcome to the par-tay!  I loved working with clay earlier this year when I made this clay petal vase so my daughter and I got together to craft some miniature ornaments out of the same product.  We liked the idea of little clay ornaments hanging on branches so we made several ornaments and they turned out pretty cute!   The first clay ornaments we made were these little filigree versions.

clay filigree ornaments centsational girl

 

To make them I used the same lightweight stone clay, some older pieces of jewelry from my stash, eye pins and small crinkle cutters.  Clay, pins, and cutters all available at Michaels.

supplies for filligree ornaments

 

First, roll and cut your clay. Yes, I use a Play-Doh roller, totally works great but any long glass cylinder will work too.

roll and cut clay

 

Use the jewelry to create an imprint in the clay, pull it away carefully and insert the hook. 

imprint and hook

 

Allow the ornaments to dry overnight.  We added a little glue and glitter to the center of a few for a little extra sparkle.

allow to dry

 

Once they’re dry hang them up on branches or your tree!   The ‘Noel’ version was made with a simple cookie cutter and some letter stamps. 

mini clay filigree ornaments

 

Later we also added some little jeweled ornaments too…

filigree and jeweled ornaments

 

The process to make them is slightly different so I’ll upload a PDF on how to make them later today.  Meanwhile link up your holiday creativity, can’t wait to see! 

holiday home link parties

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