Clay Christmas Bell Ornament
Silver bells just got ornate with the help of a fancy rubber stamp and metallic alcohol ink on polymer clay. This is a fast and simple project. Once you cut the stencil, you can use it over and over to create lots of ornaments in different colors and with different designs. Get out your favorite rubber stamps and create bell ornaments for everyone! Don’t forget to sign your name and the year on the back after the clay is baked. The template is free to download.
Before you begin, condition clay.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
step 2 - Roll out a piece of white clay on the number two setting of the clay conditioning machine. The piece should measure approximately 4” x 4” or large enough to accommodate the stencil. Place the clay on a sheet of deli film on top of a ceramic tile or other hard surface.
step 15 - Bake the bell on a piece of parchment paper on top of a ceramic tile or other flat ovenproof item. Bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Allow the project to cool before handling.
step 16 - Buff the project or apply a coat of Future Floor Polish for a semi gloss finish.
step 17 - Use jewelry wire cutters to cut a 4” long piece of 18 gauge wire. Curl the wire end around a marker or pen or just use your hands. Curl both ends and connect the ornament to the hanger with a jump ring.
Clay conditioning machine
Silver alcohol ink
Jewelry pliers and cutters
At Michaels Store
White, Red and Green Premo clay
Hot Fix Rhinestone (optional)
18 gauge wire
jump ring - 10mm
Pen or marker
Mini hole cutter