In the age of “being green”, many of us are replacing our old incandescent light bulbs with new energy friendly florescent ones. What to do with all those old light bulbs? Well – don’t throw them out yet! This project shows how you can give those light bulbs new life as jewelry molds. It also mixes two great crafts: polymer clay and rubber stamping. Large background stamps, like the geometrical one used in this project work great to create patterns in clay. Swarovski flat-back crystals in coordinating colors add the perfect finish to these custom pendants. Make one or make a dozen to give your friends, and have fun claying!
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• 2 ounces of scrap clay
• Burnt out light bulb (incandescent style)
• Rubber stamp (Hero Arts S5213 Dots and Flowers)
• Mister filled with water (to be used as release agent)
• 1 ½” – 2” diameter round cutters
• Soft paint brush (for applying glaze)
• Damp paper towel
• Super glue gel
• Drywall Sanding Screen
• 2 Rubber thumbs (available at office supply store)
• Swarovski flat-back crystals in coordinating colors
• Hand drill with small 2.5mm drill bit.
• Necklace – 18-inch