Thursday, March 27, 2014

How to make a TARDIS charm out of polymer clay

I think I've mentioned this before but I'm not really a Doctor Who fan. I like to make things from that show though. I think the fandom is pretty cool and they have a lot of icons from it. A lot of the shows I do watch, don't really have that. I know Doctor Who is really popular right now. I figured I would make little TARDIS charms.You can add little rings to put them on a chain or a keyring if you want or just leave it and they can just hang out on your desk or shelf.

Things you will need
  • Blue, black, and white polymer clay
  • Knife
  • Something pointy to carve with. I used a yarn needle but you could use a toothpick or something.
  • Blue acrylic paint 
  • Copper wire if you want to make it into a charm 

1. Take a chunk of blue clay and work it into a rectangular prism. I just squeezed the sides and then the top and bottom until I got it the shape I wanted. Don't worry about it being perfect, we'll fix it in the next step.

2. Cut the top and bottom off to flatten them out. Then pinch the sides out. (If that makes sense)

3. Take another small piece of blue clay and flatten it out. Then cut out a smaller square than the top of the base. Rub out any seams and put it on top of base.

4. Take small pieces of black clay and flatten them out and make them into little rectangles. Cut them to size and put them at the top of each base.

5. Take small pieces of white clay and make them into little squares. Mine aren't perfect and are a little more round but I think they still look good. Put these under the black bars for the windows.

6. Take another small piece of white clay and put it on top to make the little light.

7. Take your toothpick or something pointy and draw little squares underneath the windows. Two on each side.

This step is optional. If you want to create a ring so you can put these on a chain or something, this is how you do it.

Take some copper wire and wrap one end around the other a few times and then cut it. Leave enough tail to anchor it into the TARDIS.

8. Now bake according to packages instructions. I baked mine for about 30 minutes.

9. Once it gets out of the oven and it is cooled, use blue acrylic paint to add the lines for the windows. That's it!

I had a little fun taking pictures of these. I finally got to use my new camera.

If you have any questions, always feel free to ask. I'm normally pretty quick to respond. :)

If you don't want to make one you can buy one from my etsy. :)

Other Doctor Who Crafts

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Philadelphia Flyers Crochet Logo

I just wanted to make a quick post about what I've been crocheting. I started a really big afghan that is going to take me a while to finish so I've been trying to make smaller things to keep me from getting bored with the project. I thought I would be able to make the Flyers' logo so I took a whack at it. I think it came out pretty alright. It definitely needs a little tweaking but for the most part, I think it came out pretty good. I'm not going to post the pattern because I honestly don't think anyone would be interested but if you are let me know and I would be more than happy to share it. :)

Update: I got asked to share it, the pattern is in the comments but I'll just add it to the blog.

Hook size G
I work in continuous rounds

With orange ch 3, sl st together
Round 1- 6 SC in center
Round 2- 2 SC in each, change colors to white at the end of the round (12)
Round 3- 2 SC in each, change colors to black at the end of the round (24)
Round 4- 1 SC in each

Chain 14, 13 SC down the chain and sl st to join with the circle
11 SC, Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each, sl to join, ch 1,
9 SC, Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each, sl st to join, ch 1
7 SC, ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each, sl to join, change colors to white, SC all around (there's really no wrong way to do it)

Take a yarn needle with white yarn and add the detail in between the wings.