Angel Golden Harp Ornament

ornament measures 4" x 3"
 

The perfect accessory for every angel is a golden harp.  This one is made with clay you bake in the oven.  Gold seed beads accentuate the harp strings while a paisley design forms the beautiful etching covering the entire piece.  A wash of gold paint followed by brush-on glaze gives this piece it’s heavenly glimmer. 

Directions

step 1 -Condition and roll the clay out to about 1/8” thick.  Press a texture sheet or fancy rubber stamp onto the clay.

step 1 -Condition and roll the clay out to about 1/8” thick.  Press a texture sheet or fancy rubber stamp onto the clay.

step 2 - Remove the stamp and determine which parts of the design you want to use on your harp.

step 2 - Remove the stamp and determine which parts of the design you want to use on your harp.

step 3 - Print the template on card stock.  Cut out the template and place it over the clay.  Use a toothpick to outline the design.  Remove the template and cover the clay with kitchen plastic wrap.  Following the dots, cut out the harp using a sharp craft knife.

step 3 - Print the template on card stock.  Cut out the template and place it over the clay.  Use a toothpick to outline the design.  Remove the template and cover the clay with kitchen plastic wrap.  Following the dots, cut out the harp using a sharp craft knife.

step 4 - Remove the plastic and set the harp on a foil lined baking sheet.

step 4 - Remove the plastic and set the harp on a foil lined baking sheet.

step 5 - Press a wave blade tool onto a scrap of clay.  Cut out two small pieces to fit across the top and bottom of the harp.

step 5 - Press a wave blade tool onto a scrap of clay.  Cut out two small pieces to fit across the top and bottom of the harp.

step 6 - Slip 23 gold beads onto a gold headpin wire.  Bend the end of the wire to keep the beads from sliding off.  Cut off excess wire. 

step 6 - Slip 23 gold beads onto a gold headpin wire.  Bend the end of the wire to keep the beads from sliding off.  Cut off excess wire. 

step 7 - Lay one waved clay piece across the top of the harp.  Position the beaded wire in the center with the cut end resting on the harp and the headpin resting on the top waved piece.  Press lightly.

step 7 - Lay one waved clay piece across the top of the harp.  Position the beaded wire in the center with the cut end resting on the harp and the headpin resting on the top waved piece.  Press lightly.

step 8 - Fill two more wires with beads and place them to the left and right of the first beaded wire.  Cover the exposed bottom wires with the second waved clay piece and press lightly in place.

step 8 - Fill two more wires with beads and place them to the left and right of the first beaded wire.  Cover the exposed bottom wires with the second waved clay piece and press lightly in place.

step 9 - Use a small Etch n’ Pearl tool end to create a small circle on both ends of the bottom waved piece.  Bake the harp for 30 minutes in a 275 degree oven.  Allow to cool completely before handling.

step 9 - Use a small Etch n’ Pearl tool end to create a small circle on both ends of the bottom waved piece.  Bake the harp for 30 minutes in a 275 degree oven.  Allow to cool completely before handling.

step 10 -Apply gold paint with a brush then dab the surface lightly with a cloth to remove some of the paint, leaving the most concentration in the lines of the clay design.  Paint the back side of the clay.

step 10 -Apply gold paint with a brush then dab the surface lightly with a cloth to remove some of the paint, leaving the most concentration in the lines of the clay design.  Paint the back side of the clay.

step 11 - Allow the paint to dry.  Brush the harp with glaze on the backside.  When it’s dry, glaze the front and add two rhinestones to the bottom while the glaze is still wet.  This will adhere the stones to the clay.

step 11 - Allow the paint to dry.  Brush the harp with glaze on the backside.  When it’s dry, glaze the front and add two rhinestones to the bottom while the glaze is still wet.  This will adhere the stones to the clay.

step 12 - Curl a piece of gold wire around a small object to create an interesting hanger for the harp.  Roll the ends with round nose pliers.


Supplies

At Amazon

  • white clay
  • wave blade
  • Etch n/ Pearl tool
  • clay conditioning machine
  • gold headpin wires
  • gold seed beads 11/0
  • two 3mm rhinestones
  • Diamond Glaze
  • texture sheet or fancy rubber stamp
  • 18 gauge gold wire

At Testors.com

  • 4671 Gold Paint
  • Miscellaneous
  • toothpick
  • craft knife
  • aluminum foil
  • plastic wrap

 

 

 
 

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