I had a lot of black and orange clay left over, so I decided to make some Halloween themed charms~
You don't have to use black, but I like black kitties ^^
Also, as far as the different beads/sizes go, you want iiiitty bitty beads for eyes, and a slightly bigger glass bead (a lot of times their called Rocailles beads? I think?) for the "bell", haha.
Also, push pin and paper clip are gonna be used to make holes/markings.
You don't need the fancy clear urethane glue, it's just what I use and like and seems to attach everything - also, I used it to glaze my beads and charms, haha. It is/dries clear and it's not sticky after it dries, so I like it.
Start with a small piece of black clay (or whatever color your kitty will be) and shape it kind of like a Hershey's kiss, but off to the side, if you know what I'm saying - haha. Taper off the top part so it will be able to fit into the head shape.
This is going to be the body.
You can make this however thick you want, but just remember that if you make this really big/thick, it might not cook all the way through, or worse... DUN DUN DUNNN.
Now, if you want this to be a charm, poke a hole in the top of the head that goes maybe halfway through the head of your kitty. This will be where you insert a piece of wire or one of those little pins with a loop at the top.
If you want this to be a bead, push a needle or a paperclip through the head horizontally under the ears or through the (perceived) shoulders.
Bake or let dry~
After it has cooled, glue the eyes/bell back on, glaze if you'd like, and use a little bit of glue if you're attaching wire or the o-topped pin thing.
String and be full of joy at your most adorable kitty charm/bead!
(final pic coming soon ^~)