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Getting Crafty with Sugru
I was sent some 'sugru' to try out. It has so many practical uses such as making a hook for they keys to my jewellery cabinet (no more leaving home without that perfect accessory) also fixing a brush head that had snapped off my fancy spinning mop (sparkly floors once more) but what really inspired me was a failed craft attempt i'd encountered a few weeks ago.

I was making a little dish out of clay and decided with the leftover bits I'd make flowers for a necklace. The flowers were far to heavy and cracked the first time i knocked it - bugger. So when I saw the sugru could be moulded the same way you would mould clay or play-doh but sets like silicone I was excited to rectify my mistake. I was quick to dig out an old necklace, some bobby pins and a rather uninspiring plastic ring. As you can see in the pics I moulded some flowers and leaves and simply stuck them to my items, left them over night to set and hey presto doesn't that necklace perfectly finish my outfit today! This product is versatile and easy to use and I'm sure I've found just one of a million things you could do with it :)

Posted by Thea H. from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Thea H.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies, a tray lined with baking paper to work on, some old jewellery in need of an overhaul, and your amazing Sugru!

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    I worked with my pieces all at once so my sugru didn't dry out. To make leaves for your jewellery start by rolling the green Sugru into a little pea

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using your thumb flatten the pea into an egg shape, you can pinch the ends or mark lines in your leaves with your fingernails to add definition

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    press your leaves onto the piece you want to decorate

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    To make your flowers, roll out some pea sized balls of Sugru in a pretty colour - they have so many to chose from

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll one ball into a round teardrop shape and set aside - this is the middle of your rose

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take another small ball of your sugru and flatten it onto the pad of your finger

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap this 'petal' around your teardrop piece of Sugru then repeat with your other balls

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    You can add as many petals as you like, pinch and bend the edges to give a nice ruffled effect to your rose

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    carefully snip the end of the rose making a flat surface to stick to your piece

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    press your rose onto your jewellery - no glue required! Leave your Sugru overnight to set

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Stop for a moment and admire your amazing creation before moving onto everything else you can find to stick flowers on!

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    I used a shape cutter for some daisy shapes to give a bit of interest to my jewellery, roll out the Sugru, press cutter into it and lift out shape, these cutters have a great button at the end for popping your shape out again

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Press your cutouts onto bobby pins and necklaces

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    When sticking your flowers onto the necklace, i put a small circle of Sugru onto the back to sandwich the necklace in and keep the flowers secure

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Leave your amazing creations to dry overnight, leave them on the baking paper to ensure they don't stick to the tray or table

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Sugru Flower Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    By the next morning you will be able to wear your amazing one of a kind creations! Just a side note - don't waste any remaining pieces of Sugru - I used mine to repair a cracked brush head from my mop!

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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
I love the tiny roses! I think I'd make a brooch or sweater clips.
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Colleen
Colleen · Kingsport, Tennessee, US · 29 projects
This is so cute! I esp. love the ring. I'm going to have to try this with polymer clay. Love
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