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Something sparkly to keep your page!
After all your lovely comments, Ive pulled together a how to which probably took longer than making the actual bookmark !! :D Enjoy

Posted by Zombiella x. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Zombiella x.'s 48 projects »
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  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather together everything you will need

    For this project I have used Pearl fimo, Red glitter effect fimo and black fimo.

    Ive used wire for the body of my bookmark but you could you a standard oblong bookmark and glue the finished legs to it.

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make two leg shapes, its important that you do them together to make sure you get a matching pair.

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 3
    Step 3

    As horrific as it sounds slice off the bottom of the foot to get a clean line which will be a much better fit for your shoe.

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a teardrop shape for the shoes and mark a line on the base to help mould the heel from the toe.

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apologies for the blueness of this pic...

    Now is the tricky part mould until it resembles a barbie shoe,

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using a ball tool (or anything you can use to indent)carefully push into the top of the shoe working your way about 2 thirds, should now look like a real shoe.....just for little people

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fit your legs (the ones you made earlier, not your own haha) into the shoes, re-mould the shoes until you are happy with the look.

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now to decorate, you could paint the black stripes on and would probably be neater, but if you use fimo roll it thinly and cut several narrow stripes and individually wrap round the legs.

    You can also add a bow to the shoes which is a simple sausage shape curled into a B

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sorry I didnt take any pics of the making of the wire body.

    Basically cut 6 lengths of wire at one end make a loose swirl and wire wrap together.

    If you didnt want a wire body you could use a cardboard oblong of your choice - if so press one end into the top of the legs so that once baked, they will fit smoothly and you could glue - do not put the cardboard in the oven.

  • How to mold a clay bookmark. Book Mark - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bake according to instructions and once cool add a couple of coats of varnish.

    Whilst still tacky coat the shoes in the red glitter to make them extra sparkly.

    When dry I painted a couple of coats of clear glue over the shoes to stop the glitter for shedding....

    Finally get a book that you know you will put down so you can use your bookmark :D

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B*
B* · 55 projects
Great stuff! Happy
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Sara A.
Sara A. · 6 projects
I'm gonna do this. So cute!
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Creature of Whim
Creature of Whim · Claremont, California, US · 57 projects
I love it. I am a total fimo nut, and I love to read I have to make it
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Julie M.
Julie M.
Super cute! Can't wait to make it!
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Jessica D.
Jessica D. · Kilsby, England, GB · 7 projects
omigosh i have to make this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy
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hamsterdance98 h.
hamsterdance98 h. · 1 project
so cute that is just scuply clay right?
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D B.
D B. · 5 projects
Thank you so much! Brilliant.
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Feisty Fidget
Feisty Fidget · 6 projects
Gorgeous! This one will definitely be given as a gift in 2012! Thank you so much!
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palig u.
palig u. · 3 projects
I SOO WANNA DO THIS BUT WE DON'R HAVE FIMO HERE Happy
DOES IT WORK WITH CLAY?
IT'S SUPER ADORABLE♥
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L P.
L P.
I should have checked! I saw these and ordered them from the Ukraine!And they were expensive! Plus shipping! She had done a pirate one and my daughter is into pirates, so, I guess it was worth it.
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