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Make a dead men's finger to use in your projects
It's a very easy way to make a cut off dead men's finger. You can use it in your projects, wear it as a jewelry, a hair pin or a brooch. Looks good as a key chain too :)

Posted by CountessAudronasha from Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania • Published See CountessAudronasha's 48 projects »
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  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 1
    Step 1

    I use DAS modeling material for my projects. Polymer clay is also good.Then the "finger" will be more light. You also need a spatula and some water.

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take little peace of modeling material....

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...and form a plain "finger".

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 4
    Step 4

    gently squeeze it to sections just like in a picture, this will let you form limbs.
    Roll the parts you squeezed between your fingers to make them more smooth. You'll notice that the main limb is now formed very nicely

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take a spatula and press in the nail.

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now add wrinkles to the limbs using the same spatula. A knife is also good for this.

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 7
    Step 7

    And let it dry for 24 hours. The bending gives a better shape if you'll use it as a hair pin. and it looks more natural to me. You can choose not to do it.

  • How to make a hair bow. Dead Men's Finger  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now, when the finger is dry, just paint the nail how ever you like and add varnish on top to make colors stay. You can add some red color to make it look freshly cut, to dye it green. Or do both for a zombie effect ;)

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Arawynn
Arawynn · 8 projects
Love this. Love the versatility. Happy
CountessAudronasha
CountessAudronasha · Vilnius, Vilnius County, LT · 52 projects
thanks. You can use this tutorial for making realistic cookie fingers too Happy Just use butter dough and almond for nail ;)
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
Thats so strange - I've just started following your blog because it was recommended by someone on reddit Happy
CountessAudronasha
CountessAudronasha · Vilnius, Vilnius County, LT · 52 projects
Happy
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