gateWe all joke that you can do anything with Sculpey, so I thought I would show you some of my recent "fixes" with Sculpey.  First, my gate latch.  I got tired of it not closing (when we slam it), so I put a little bit of baked, extuded clay in the back of it so the latch can't lay back and get all comfortable anymore.  Problem solved!

 

house numbersI covered my house numbers about 3 years ago.  They are wood numbers with clay over them.  Remember that I live in the land of 68-72 degrees year round (with the occasional tropical storm Doris like this weekend!) so the clay is not particularly stressed by the elements - although these face due south into the sun and also salt and sand from the beach...

 

20150720_092330 (1)So I had an idea to use chips of our venerable old Steel Wall at our beach for pendants, but the chips are really just rusted flakes of the metal and can be quite fragile.  I backed them with Sculpey Souffle Cowboy and wrapped the clay around the edges to protect them.  It works perfectly! My friend, Maureen, and I sat and wired these pendants all afternoon yesterday with the doors and windows open to the tropical rains.  We textured the backs a little and added a little Pearl Ex before baking.

[caption id="attachment_19960" align="alignleft" width="300"]a couple of the final pendants a couple of the final pendants[/caption] [caption id="attachment_19961" align="alignleft" width="300"]Pendant back, covered with clay Pendant back, covered with clay[/caption]