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Easy to make Pon and Zi charms
Pon and Zi are two characters from a webcomic made by Jeff Thomas. Pon is the yellow character and Zi is the blue one.

I made these pon and zi phone charms out of leftover polymer clay from school. They were fun and easy to make, although you have to be patient with some steps.

There are a lot of steps but they are easy.

sorry some of the images are sidewards :/
i hope you enjoy :)

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  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 1
    Step 1

    Collect all your polymer clay and your other materials.

    Note: for Zi a lighter blue polymer clay would be better. I had only dark blue so later in the steps i mix dark blue with some white.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 2
    Step 2

    Starting with some yellow, roll it out until it gets softer. Folding it and rolling, folding it and rolling.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 3
    Step 3

    Do the same with some light blue.

    If you like ma dont have any use some dark blue and mix it with white. rollin it together. Keep rolling till the two colours are mixed.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now use a little bit of polymer clay and roll it into a ball. This will be Pon's head.

    Do the same with some blue, for Zi's head.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make a short cylinder type shape thats bigger at one end.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll a small amount of yellow clay and cut two long triangle. These will be the arms.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now attach the arms like in the image. (the image is sidewards)

    Repeat steps 5-7the same with some blue clay for Zi.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 8
    Step 8

    Roll out some pink polymer clay. cut out two really tiny hearts with a blade. This is a bit tricky.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 9
    Step 9

    Press them on the side of their chests.

    Refer to the image but sorry it is sidewards.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 10
    Step 10

    This is a technique called caneing. It is not hard but it will take a few images to explain.

    First, roll out some black clay. trim the edges so its a rectangle.
    Lay a rolled bit of white on the edge.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 11
    Step 11

    Roll it up, so there is one thin layer of black covering the white. Cut off any excess.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 12
    Step 12

    Roll it until the tube gets thin enough that the cross section is the size of what the eyes should be. About 3 mm in diameter.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut a cross-section with the blade.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 14
    Step 14

    It should look like this.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut out four circles.

    NOTE: When cutting the blade may warp the shape making them slightly oval shape. Like in the image. Fix this with your fingers.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 16
    Step 16

    Grab one of the heads and dig out a little cirle, so its a small hole for the eye. make two in each head.

    It's a bit hard to see in the image.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 17
    Step 17

    Place the eyes in the holes and press them in lightly.

    With some balck clay roll a really thin bit and cut it with the blade.
    These will be their mouths. Place them on the heads, pressing them in lightly.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 18
    Step 18

    Get a tiny bit of left over clay and kneed it until its really really soft and slightly sticky. This will act as a glue for the head and body. Put this on Pon's body like a neck and pressing the head on. make sure none of the "neck" bit is visible.

    Do the same with Zi.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 19
    Step 19

    You can leave your characters as is or make them into charms.

    For the charms you need 2 eye pins. Push these through each of their heads making sure they go through to their bodies.

  • How to mold a clay character. Pon And Zi Phone Charms - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pull the eyepins out. I dont think they are safe for your oven. Cook your charms in the oven following the directions on the packaging of the polymer clay.

    When they are cooked using some glue, glue the eye pins back in through the hole you made earlier.

    Enjoy them! :)

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Maria
Maria · Houston, Texas, US · 115 projects
they are so cute Happy
sabrina p.
sabrina p. · 2 projects
Thanks, glad you like them Happy
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