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Renew your old cutlery with beautiful clay decorations
Polymer clay allows you to make almost anything you want, and creating patterns with it can be fun and useful. I decided I had to try this even if it looked complicated, but I found out it's much easier than I thought!

I decided to cover some old cutlery I had (knife and teaspoon), but you can cover anything you want with this techinique!

Posted by lindarose92 from Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy • Published See lindarose92's 9 projects »
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  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take 2 little pieces of clay: white and red. They need to be about the same size.
    Pass both pieces, one at a time, through a clay (or pasta) machine. Start from its thickest level and keep passing the clay through the next ones, until it's about 1,5 mm thick (0.05 inches).

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut both pieces into identical rectangles then divide both of them in 2 triangles, making a cut on their diagonal.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place one of the 2 triangles on the other one of the same color to obtain a thicker triangle. Do the same for the other 2 (the red ones).

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 4
    Step 4

    Join the white thick triangle with the red one forming a new bicolor rectangle.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pass the new rectangle through the machine.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold it in half.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pass it through the machine and fold it again.
    Keep doing all this until the 2 colors create a good shade from red to white. Make sure to always fold your clay on the same side.
    You need to do this at least 20 times to obtain this result.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 8
    Step 8

    Roll your clay rectangle starting from the white side. This way you'll obtain a cylinder.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make a cut into the roll that goes from the longest side of the cylinder to its middle.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make other 2 cuts that start from the same cut you made previously: one must end on its right, the other on its left. This way these 3 cuts will look like an M.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take a piece of blue clay now and flatten it passing it through the machine to create a rectangle.
    Divide the blue rectangle in 3 strips, making 2 cuts on the longest side.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 12
    Step 12

    Insert each of the 3 blue strips into the 3 cuts you made in the red cylinder.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 13
    Step 13

    Press the side of the cylinder where the blue strips touch each other with your fingers to obtain a petal shape.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 14
    Step 14

    Make 2 thinner cylinders using blue clay. Make them as long as the red one and give them a triangular shape with your fingers.
    Place the blue pieces on the petal's base: one on the left, one on the right. The base of the petal is where the red part is thicker.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 15
    Step 15

    Press all the pieces together always keeping a triangular shape. Gently pull it to make it longer and thinner. It needs to be about 1 cm thick (0.39 inches).
    Divide this long piece of clay into 6 equal pieces.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 16
    Step 16

    Place 3 pieces side by side to form a semicircle and do the same with the other 3 pieces.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 17
    Step 17

    Take a little bit of white clay and make a very thin cylinder with it. Make it as long as your semicircle and place it in the middle.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 18
    Step 18

    Compose the circle adding the other semicircle on top. This new cylinder is the flower!

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 19
    Step 19

    Press the cylinder with your fingers to make sure that all pieces stick together, and gently pull it to make it longer and thinner (about 5mm - 0.19 inches).

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 20
    Step 20

    Cut out the beginning of your cylinder and slice the remaining part. These thin slices contain tiny flowers in them.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 21
    Step 21

    Cut a new piece of blue clay, pass it through the machine and create a rectangle. Place all of your flower slices on the blue rectangle, one next to the other.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 22
    Step 22

    When your rectangle is finally full of flowers, pass it through the machine again, making sure to always start from the thickest level.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 23
    Step 23

    Lay your clay upside down on the table and place your piece of cutlery's grip on it to cut the amount of clay you'll need to cover it.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 24
    Step 24

    Cover the grip with your piece of clay and smooth it with your fingers.
    Finally, place your clay-covered grip in a way that it doesn't touch any surface, and bake in the oven at 110/120C - 230F for 15 minutes (or follow the instructions on your clay package).
    Take everything out of the oven when the time is up and let the clay cool down.

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 25
    Step 25

    After a few minutes your clay grip is finally hard and dry. Your brand new flatware is done!

  • How to make cutlery. Polymer Clay Covered Cutlery - Step 26
    Step 26

    I had a piece of clay left so I decided to cover a key with it. Do you like it? :)

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Sue A.
Sue A.
Gorgeous!
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xXJULESXx
xXJULESXx · Manchester, England, GB · 4 projects
Wow i LOVE the cutlery so clever!! also the key top too. i need a pasta maker now!!Love
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