You can find details of the materials I was given by Cass Art here in my post about the Marbled Jewellery I made first.
To make a clay cone shaped ring keeper you will need:Clay - mine is DAS air hardening clayMarbling Mix - again mine is from DASA piece of scrap card to form a cone mouldA sharp knifeVarnish - mine is Vernidas from DASGlitter
- Roll the scrap card into a cone and secure with tape. Ideally use card that is glossy and roll so the glossy side is inside.
- Marble a lump of clay using the marbling mix.
- Push the clay into the cone, really squishing it in there to get as many air pockets out as possible.
- Cut the tape and unwind the card from the clay.
- Wet your fingers with a little water and smooth the cone, you can roll it gently as well to remove any creases and improve the shape.
- Cut off the excess with a sharp knife making the bottom level.
- Roll and smooth it again just to make sure you are happy with the shape.
- Leave to dry and harden - this took about 2 days.
- Varnish and leave to dry.
- Apply another coat of varnish this time concentrating round the bottom of the cone, just dabbing a little varnish here and there as you go towards the point.
- Holding the cone over a plastic container sprinkle with glitter.
- Leave to dry again, I found it easiest to pop it in a cotton reel.
- Once dry, brush off any loose glitter and cover the whole cone with one last coat of varnish to seal and stop the glitter leaving a trail wherever it goes.