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Christmas Ornaments 2010 by MandarinMoon Christmas Ornaments 2010 by MandarinMoon
An assortment of Christmas ornament I made by covering glass ornaments with polymer clay.
I made two fairly similar last year but the leaf ornament is a new idea. I may make another but put red berry accents instead of the green pebbles. :D

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Lunetca Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do they bake okay?
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, they do just fine. The temp is low enough that the glass ornament inside is unharmed. :D
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Lunetca Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Just to clarify, since some people use different temperatures, would that be 275 degrees?
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The temperatures vary depending on what brand you use. None of them are high enough to harm the glass. At least I have never had a problem in the years I've been making them!
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Lunetca Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, sounds good! Thanks!
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Susan-Petersen-Roper Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what beautiful ideas! I especially love the filigree.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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c-ames Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
how do you get the clay to looks so smooth? And what kind of tools are you using for the designs and textures?
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To smooth away fingerprints I use...ironically enough...my finger! LOL As far as tools; on the red and green ornament I used various rubber stamps, on the leaf ornament I used an exacto knife to score the 'veins' into the clay and no tools were used at all on the filigree ornament, just tons of hand rolled ropes of clay.
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c-ames Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So helpful! Thank you.
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c-ames Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so amazing! I'm always looking for sites that can give me how to's or ideas for fine art onaments but I can never fiind any. Got any suggestions?
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! There is a site called ClayLessons.com that offers lots of polymer clay tutorials and many of them are free. I'm not sure how many ornament how-to's they have but I'll bet there are a few. You can also search the web...I know that YouTube often has some handy tuts and you may even find some here on dA.
I find inspiration browsing the web and then take some ideas and put my own 'spin' on it. Other times I just blunder along until something wonderful happens LOL!
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JJHOW Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
These are absolutely adorable - the coil-built one is my favorite.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I love that one too. It was the most time consuming of them all. :D
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Cakefortwo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
:-o i am in *love* with the swirly-majigger O.O
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!!
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SweetCandyDreams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
amazing, very nice!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I soooo want one like the swirly one but in green and gold! So amazing! I love all of them btw...
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh...good idea! Thank you very much, I'm glad you like them!
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patsparaphernalia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
The filigree one looks great as well!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That one was the most time consuming. :)
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Wow, now those would be awesome to have on your tree!! I'd be devastated if they fell off and broke, though.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Even though they are clay over glass, they are incredibly durable. (to demonstrate this I was dropping them on the table at work...much to my co-worker's horror LOL!)
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Wow, that's so neat!! I just thought that if it fell, then the clay would crack off. (and the glass would probably break too)
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wanderinatnight Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Wow. You come up with the neatest ideas. :D

I think red berries would add a nice accent note.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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eerok1955 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome, much more work than mine. Are you selling them?
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, yes I will be selling them...at least a couple of them. One may be used in an ornament swap. :D
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you but your ornaments are gorgeous!!
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist
Ooh! I love the filligree one! You have such a knack for making things look just absolutely charming! Plus, I adore the font stamps you have! -jealous- Have you tried covering the hook holder? Or does that simply just not work?
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I was thinking of covering the silver caps too! (like minds eh?) I also love those alphabet stamps. :)
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RoyalKitness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the swirly one too :D Looks great!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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bunnykissd Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! I like the swirly one!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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