I have one more gift item that would have spoiled surprises by posting before Christmas. I made jewelry dishes from air dry clay. I got 6 small dishes from one block of DAS clay.
I kneaded the clay until it was workable and rolled it out directly on my granite counter top. Then I used a craft knife to cut around a scallop die that I pressed onto the clay. In the center, I pressed a Hero Arts rubber stamp to make the lace impression. Then I laid and formed the shape in a small cereal bowl and let it dry for about 2 days until it released. I let it dry for 2 more days, painted it with silver water based paint, and sealed it with Krylon Triple Thick Glaze.
The little bracelet is from a pattern I saw on Purl Soho. I used some cord from my card making stash and vintage buttons from my mom’s button box. The knots can be adjusted to fit each person comfortably.
Who said you can’t use card making supplies for other goodies?