Sunday, April 3, 2016
DIY Polymer Crochet Hook
When I want to do something, there's no stopping me! ;) Instead of buying something I want, I spend more than I should to make it! Of course, in the end (if I continue to make more) it will be a lot more cost effective since I won't need to buy a lot of the tools and supplies....
So, first you need clay (duh) so I purchased a few in different colors and a multi pack.
Crochet Hook - Mine was 5mm
Cutting Blade (X-acto Knife)
Metal cutters (optional)
I rolled the the clay first so it's easier to knead. I used my fingers to squish until the clay is soft.
I rolled 2 different size balls (3 sections total) of the white clay.
I insert from the bottom the smaller ball and then the larger ball.
From here I shaped it until I got the desired look.
I covered the bottom of the hook.
I rolled a thin piece of pink clay and placed it between the two balls.
I cut out little hearts (only using two) and decorated with it.
I then baked it at 275° for about 25-30 minutes. It says 15 mins per 6mm (1/4") thickness. I have no idea how thick mine is.
I used the Triple Thick Glaze after it cooled.
It's only my 2nd hook made using polymer clay. I later read that all the smoothing and buffing should be done before baking... so I'm still learning. It's not perfect but I still love it :) I can see this getting really addicting! Yikes!
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