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I am back from a lovely fall camping trip with my family and ready to get back into blogging! Here is the continuation of My Crafty Kids series.
One of the first things Princess learned how to do for her Princess Accessories business, after beading, was how to make clay jewelry. At craft sales Princess could often be found at Elaine’s Too Aquarius table. Elaine not only makes her own clay beads and jewelry, but she also teaches classes on how to work with clay. Unfortunately we live too far from the city to come in every week to take her classes, but she was kind enough to show Princess how to do things while we were at craft sales. She also spent quite a bit of time explaining things to me through emails.
We bought Princess some clay and some cookie cutters and away she went! She did not have the patience to sit and make lots of tiny beads, like Elaine does, but she loved cutting out hearts and butterflies. Once the creations were cut out we baked them in the oven and then let them cool off. Once they are completely cooled off, we glued pins, bails or magnets on the back of them. Some also got jewels or glitter glued on the front. She sold some as magnets and broaches and made some keychains and hung some on cords for necklaces.
This year she is going to try making clay Christmas ornaments using our Christmas cookie cutters. Just cut the clay shapes out, put a hole in the top, bake, paint or glue jewels on, thread a ribbon through the hole and you have beautiful Christmas decorations to hang on your tree!
If you are interested in learning more about my children’s businesses you can find the rest of this series on my Pinterest board, My Crafty Kids Series. If you have any craft ideas that you think my kids would enjoy doing or their customers would enjoy buying, I would love to hear from you! You can send me the link to your posts at Missamiss7@gmail.com or post it on my Facebook page. Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with us!
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