clay pARTy

easter pendant
last friday night, i held a clay pARTy. i bought a giant block of white sculpey clay, and a few small chunks that were pre-colored. the original plan was to create little terrarium houses with the oven-bake clay, but we ended up making much more:


we made necklace pendants, and stamped letters and words into our creations.

beads, fish, hearts

we made beads, and cut out shapes with cookie cutters to make magnets and gift tags.


we drank wine.

anna's houses

and made little houses. these are anna‘s. to get a ceramic/glaze look, we mixed water color pigment into a gloss medium. the color was a bit translucent, but really did help give our little sculpey creations the look of a porcelain piece. i completely forgot to make a mini version of my house, but i did make the pendant at the top of the post. it’s a bit egg-like, but it was the night before easter!

10 responses to “clay pARTy”

  1. jess says:

    These are terrific!
    I love your pendant.

  2. jenn says:

    Love your pendant, Jen. Love your houses, Anna.
    And Augh, I forgot my little cubes! Thanks again for a great time.

  3. Anna says:

    Yay! It was fun. Always good to try something new. My little houses are sitting on a windowsill and my fingers are crossed that I’ll follow through with my wonky circles. Although I’m starting to think they might make a better mobile than jewelry.

    Thanks for a fabulous night!

  4. Rebecca says:

    This looks like so much fun!! I used to make little shapes and animals with that clay when I was a child, and I don’t know why I’d forgotten all about it… I’m thinking it would be a good idea to make pendants as presents…. :)

  5. juliette crane says:

    what a super fun idea! i’ve been having art parties and have been wanting to expand our materials. usually it’s been jewelry or paint and canvas, but i just love the idea of a clay party! and the creations are just wonderful!

    xoxo, juliette

  6. kristin says:

    yes, thanks again for another great pARTy! i love anna’s flintstone houses so much, i’m going to have to copy them…as well as your egg necklace. it sure was fun!

  7. aimee says:

    how on earth did you get those pieces so smooth looking! almost good enough to eat. any time i’ve tried sculpey it looks like a big wad of mud. i am envious of your sculpey skills and i am glad to see that you drank wine.

  8. Florcita says:

    Look how cute they are. I love the idea of a bunch of women together, wine glass in hand, laughing, talking and creating!

  9. Leslie says:

    My Sculpey creations never looked this good. I love the glaze you put on the pieces! Those little buildings are adorable.

  10. jackie says:

    I’ve been wanting to make little sculpey houses, now i must! And the pendant is awesome!

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