I've been working on this little clay nature hanger for a couple of weeks, as I have the time. And yesterday, I finished it! I started off by collecting beautiful leaves from around our yard and pressing them into air dry clay (forgot to take pics sorry!) that I rolled out with a rolling pin and cut to size. I was sure to add small holes at the top and bottom for string. I decided to have some that are the actual shape of the leaf and others that are circles and ovals, just for some variety.
After the clay had spent about 5 days drying (doesn't need that long, but that's when I had spare time again!) I painted them in the colours that I wanted (gold, chocolate and caramel) and then let them dry.
I added gold and bronze leaf to the leaf prints as well, for added interest and well ... just because I'm a bit addicted to leafing actually!
I then went about threading the clay pieces together just with normal raw string, making sure that the string went through behind the clay piece, not on the front of it.
I strung the pieces in odd numbers and then hung three strands of them off of a branch that I just picked up from out in the yard!
All that was left to do was to hang it up and enjoy!! I really like it and I think it turned out beautifully!
What have you been creating this week?!
Have a great weekend!