Wedding Sconce Light - Groom
After recently posting the bride’s version of the sconce light, it occurred to me I had forgotten something very important - the groom! So here he is in all his handsome finery with a pinstripe tux shirt, silver textured jacket, bow tie and boutonniere. Hang this masculine sconce light on the end of church pews at an evening wedding to light up the aisle for guests. Like the bride’s version, this one is also made with clay. Create both sconces for your favorite couple.
No wiring is required for this project. The LED light string has its own battery pack with switch hidden away inside the sconce.
See the suggestions at the bottom of this page for attaching the sconces to pews, walls, or standing alone as centerpieces. Start your project by downloading the instructions and free templates.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.
step 1 - Print out the cone and the sconce templates on card stock. Print the pinstripe shirt page on vellum paper.
step 5 - The Mold - Use the cone template to cut a sturdy card stock cone which will serve as the mold for the clay. The stock you use in your printer isn’t the ideal weight. It should be rigid enough to hold its shape but light enough to form into the cone shape. Tape the back edges together as you did for the shirt cone.
step 8 - The Clay Sconce - Condition and roll out about 4 oz. of silver clay on the widest setting of the conditioning machine. Work with half of the clay at a time to create two pieces large enough for the sconce template.
Step 19 - Assembly - Put batteries in the light pack. Place the battery pack and the lights in the cone. Slip the cone into the sconce. The light switch should be positioned for easy access.
Suggestions For Displaying The Sconce
• Gently drill two parallel holes in the upper back of the sconce. If you know in advance you will be using this option, make the holes in the clay before baking. Thread a ribbon through the holes. Wide sheer white ribbon is a decorative choice and provides a sturdy loop around the edge of a pew. Tie a bow in the ribbon ends.
• When hanging from a hook on a wall, gently drill a hole in the clay to fit the size of the nail or screw in the wall.
• To hang the sconce without drilling holes in it, roll a strip of clay, shape it into a loop and press it to the back of the sconce before baking.
• For a centerpiece, no hanger is required. Set the sconce on a metal easel or reshape the bottom of the sconce so it can stand on its own.
- Premo silver clay - 4 oz.
- Premo white, cadium red (small amount)
- acrylic roller
- clay conditioning machine
- clay slicer or craft knife
- Etch n’ Pearl tool
- 18 LED light string
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
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- Vellum paper
- Darice Basketweave Embossing folder
- heavy duty aluminum foil
- plastic wrap
- transparent scotch tape
- heavy card stock
- netting fabric
- craft sticks