Flower And Ribbon Napkin Ring

ornament measures 4" x 3"
 

This pretty red napkin ring has a lot going for it.  The clay ring is embossed with a basket weave with white ribbon weaving in and out.  Red and glitter white flower petals are the focus of this project and made complete by a single white pearl.  Divinely sweet, this table decor is sure to create as much conversation as the meal!

IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines.  On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.

Directions

step 1 - Smooth aluminum foil over a 1.50” round cookie cutter tucking the excess foil inside the cutter.

step 2 - Condition and roll out one ounce of of red and a half ounce of glitter white clay.  Roll the red piece to 6.50” long and 1.25” wide. Open the embossing folder and lay it over the clay.  Roll across the folder to embed the texture into the clay.

step 2 - Condition and roll out one ounce of of red and a half ounce of glitter white clay.  Roll the red piece to 6.50” long and 1.25” wide. Open the embossing folder and lay it over the clay.  Roll across the folder to embed the texture into the clay.

step 3 - Lay plastic wrap over the clay.  Trim the long uneven sides with a clay blade or craft knife so the strip measures 1” wide.

step 3 - Lay plastic wrap over the clay.  Trim the long uneven sides with a clay blade or craft knife so the strip measures 1” wide.

step 4 - Trim the short ends.  On one side press a flat object like a ruler against the clay to create a thin flat lip.

step 4 - Trim the short ends.  On one side press a flat object like a ruler against the clay to create a thin flat lip.

step 5 - Use a medium Pearl n’ Etch tool to make holes across the clay strip .50” apart.  Make 4 holes starting .50” from the left and right of what will be the center of the ring, for a total of 8 holes.

step 5 - Use a medium Pearl n’ Etch tool to make holes across the clay strip .50” apart.  Make 4 holes starting .50” from the left and right of what will be the center of the ring, for a total of 8 holes.

step 6 - Wrap the clay around the cookie cutter.  Overlap the thick edge onto the thin lip and press together.

step 6 - Wrap the clay around the cookie cutter.  Overlap the thick edge onto the thin lip and press together.

step 7 - Cut strips of white and red clay and blend them to create a random red and white mix. 

step 7 - Cut strips of white and red clay and blend them to create a random red and white mix. 

step 8 - Use a clay cutter to create ten flower petals.   

step 8 - Use a clay cutter to create ten flower petals.   

step 9 - Curl each petal loosely around the Etch n” Pearl tool to shape it. 

step 9 - Curl each petal loosely around the Etch n” Pearl tool to shape it. 

step 10 -Add the petals one at a time to the center of the napkin ring overlapping the petal centers.  Press them with the Etch n’ Pearl tool to attach them to the ring.

step 10 -Add the petals one at a time to the center of the napkin ring overlapping the petal centers.  Press them with the Etch n’ Pearl tool to attach them to the ring.

step 11 - Press a pearl into the center of the flower to embed it into the clay.

step 11 - Press a pearl into the center of the flower to embed it into the clay.

step 12 - Bake the napkin ring in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes on a foil wrapped baking sheet.  Allow to cool completely before handling.  Gently squeeze the ring to loosen it from the clay.  Pull on the excess aluminum foil to slip the clay off the ring.

step 13 - Weave the ribbon through the holes in the clay.  Glue the ends to the inside of the clay ring.  Saturate the raw edges of the ribbon to keep them from fraying.

 


Supplies

At Amazon

  • Premo red and glitter white clay
  • acrylic roller
  • Etch n’ Pearl tool
  • clay conditioning machine
  • clay cutting blade or craft knife
  • 6mm pearl
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Michaels

  • Darice basket weave Embossing Folder
  • 3/8” wide ribbon

Miscellaneous

  • heavy duty aluminum foil
  • 1.50” cookie cutter
 

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