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Sunday, October 21, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 22 - Pretty Please with an Eyeball on Top!



It's day 22!  It's day 22! And you are hopping onto the Smeared and Smudged Forum's 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop! Yea!  I love all the wonderful projects that I'm seeing on my daily hops!  Take a bow, Wicked Bloggers!

Below are all the fabulous bloggers:
Today's Halloween treat is a polymer clay cupcake zipper pull a la Smeared Ink. The cartoony cupcake is from a collection of cool digital stamps called Candy is Dandy. My cupcake is a nod the incredible group of artists I was blessed to hook up with recently through Smeared Ink. The group is the Smeared and Smudged Forum and they are a hoot!
Materials:
Polymer Clay - purple, brown and orange
Colorful micro beads
Glossy sealer
Needle tool 20 Gauge wire
Accent beads
Eyeball bead
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Wire cutters
Lanyard clip
You can see here the simple shapes required to make a cupcake shape.
Make a hole in the cupcake with the needle tool. Bake according to directions.  
When the cupcake bead is cool, paint some glossy sealer on the orange icing.
Drizzle some micro beads on the icing while the sealer is still wet.
Allow to dry.
I chose an orange accent bead and stacked a tiny green bead on that to make a little pumpkin dangle.
Cut a 4" piece of wire. Fold 1/2" over the round nose pliers to form a loop.
Slide the dangle onto the loop.
Slide the folded wire into the cupcake bead from the bottom up.
Add the eyeball bead.fold the wire over, just above the eyeball bead and make another loop.
Slide the loop on the lanyard clip.
Wrap the wire tail around just below the loop to secure it.
Click here for detailed photos of the wire wrapping techniques described in this tutorial.

20 comments:

  1. Even more yummy cupcakes for greedy eyes and mine are seriously getting greedy LOL! MUST have one this week! Truly fabulous zipper pull!

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  2. What an amazing zipper pull and your tutorial makes it so easy to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  3. Fabulos cupcake!! LOVE the EYE!!!!

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  4. I haven't seen the eyeball beads but they are just too cute! Love the way you added it to your cupcake!!

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    1. I LOVE the eyeball beads and buy them when I can find them!

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  5. OMG! I adore your zipper pull! It looks so much like the stamped image!!! Amazing work, my Crafting Queen! You rocked another day of the hop :)

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  7. Awesome zipper pull! Love the little eyeball on top :)

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  8. you have alot of patience..wow..your work is wonderful
    susan s.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I love it when people get me!

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