In this article we will do with you a brooch frompolymer clay. These accessories have appeared one of the very first. As soon as the ancient man threw a skin on his shoulders, defending himself against the cold, he needed this cloak to make something. As a brooch, fangs and bones of animals or plants with spines were used. With the appearance of metal in humans, brooches have acquired the appearance of hairpins - fibulae and buckles - agrafs. They not only fastened their clothes. Brooches in the Middle Ages served also as an indicator of the status, wealth and high financial position of the owner. In the modern world, fashion trends dictate a new wave - jewelry made by own hands. Original and original things will become a real godsend for ladies who are not afraid to be in sight and draw attention to themselves with their impeccable taste. Polymer clay - an excellent option for such ideas. A wide range of colors and shades, mother of pearl, sequins, metallic effect or fluorescence allow you to sculpt from brooches in a variety of styles. In this article we have ceramic floristry or a brooch of polymer clay in the form of an aster. "Astra" is translated as a "star". According to one of the legends this flower appeared on the earth, when the star dust fell to the ground. Now in the sky the bright lights of the stars are sparkling, and on the earth they are pleased with the colors of asters. Materials for work;
- Polymer clay (because there are a lot of color shades, choose the ones that you like best) you need three colors - petals, core and leaves, we have it beige, light lilac and green;
- Acrylic rolling pin or paste machine (if you did not have one at hand, you can use a glass bottle, the main thing is that it does not have protruding seams);
- Old toothbrush;
- Liquid polymer clay;
- Shape in the form of an asterisk (you can use a small form for baking);
- Stationery knife;
- Hairpin base for brooch (we need one that has a flat base where you can attach a flower;
- Glass or ceramic tiles as a working surface.
Before work, the clay should be kneaded well. Work better on a flat and clean surface with gloves, because the plastic is very sensitive to prints and almost instantly absorbs all the debris. Heart. We take a piece of plastic beige and form a droplet of it. Now you need to press the bristles of the toothbrush to the wide base of the drop. Thus, we give the core a "fluffiness". Leaflets. We roll out dark green thermoplastic with a layer of approximately 2 mm. We cut out our little leaf with a little leaf (we have six). With toothpick we draw veins on them. The ends of the rays need to be slightly flattened and bent (see photo). We cut our workpiece into 2 parts. Petals. It is necessary to roll lilac plastic layer approximately 1.5 mm. Then cut our layer into strips 2 cm wide. Tapes need not necessarily be long, it is most convenient to work with blanks approximately 5 cm in length. Take our ribbon and cut one side onfringe about 1/2 - 2/3 of the width. A thin layer of plastic from the heat of the hands can become too soft, and it will be inconvenient to cut it. In this case, you can send the workpiece for a couple of minutes in the refrigerator. The number of blanks will depend only on how much fluffy flower you want to make. Now take our core and start wrapping around the stripes. When you consider that the aster is fluffy enough, gently smooth out all the edges of the joints (see photo). Now the most interesting thing is to assemble the asters. On the bottom of the pin, we put a little liquid polymer clay. We have leaflets. With our astrocyte, we cut off the leg so that it fits between the leaves. Now it remains only to bake our brooch in the oven. Strictly adhere to the instructions given on the package with clay.